Christmas is just around the corner and when it comes to holding a festive feast, Marks and Spencer take things very seriously. Known for their plethora of delicious Crimbo food offerings, there really is something for everyone.
Think award-winning turkey and dry-aged sirloin beef for the meat lovers, sweet potato salads and butternut nut roasts for vegetarians and Christmas pudding or prosecco panna cotta for those with a sweet tooth.
So, with Christmas fast approaching, we’ve rounded up the newest in starters, mains and desserts to help you narrow down your Christmas food list. Try not to lick your screens…
Lobster & prawn thermidor shells, £20 (serves four)
Kickstart any festive feast with a lavish dish of lobster and king prawns in white wine and brandy-infused sauce, all topped with cheese and served on scallop shells.
For the vegetarians in your party, the first dish in this delectable duo is a salad of Santini tomatoes, mozzarella pearls and spinach leaves tossed in a basil oil dressing. The second is a lightly spiced couscous, with chickpeas, cranberries and apricots tossed in a honey and orange dressing. *Drool*
Large luxury seafood platter, £100 (serves 6-8)
This sharing platter is comprised of 4 lobster tails, peeled Vietnamese black tiger prawns, Honduran king prawns, crab claws and two Orkney dressed crabs. All accompanied with Marie Rose sauce, garlic and lemon mayonnaise, fresh lemon wedges and parsley. Phew!
Look no further than M&S’ award-winning free-range turkeys to be your centrepiece on the big day. Choose from easy carve boneless turkeys to pork, sage and onion stuffed turkeys with prices ranging between £18 to £90 depending on how many mouths you’re planning on feeding.
British duck roulade with pork and plum stuffing, £25 (serves 4)
For those looking for something to sit alongside their turkeys, this succulent roulade features a boneless duck breast rolled around sweet pork and plum stuffing, topped with a crispy gluten-free crumb.
Traditional British outdoor-bred dry-cured gammon, £19.99 to £22.24 (serves 4)
This dry cured and 10-day matured gammon, provided with cloves for studding, makes the perfect ham for Christmas morning served alongside bucks fizz! It’s also great for snaffling leftover cold cuts from the fridge…
Belgian chocolate & cherry dessert, £20 (serves 10)
Slice through this dreamy Belgian chocolate mousse and discover a centre of chocolate sponge, dark chocolate, more white chocolate mousse and a cherry preserve. We dare you to have just one slice!
Festive prosecco and orange-topped Christmas pudding, £12 (serves 8)
Decorated with candied-orange slices and studded with crimson and gold raisins, Christmas puddings just got an upgrade with this prosecco-laced sweet treat. Simply pour on cranberry and prosecco sauce before serving.
Raspberry crown trifle, £12 (serves 10)
Looking for a colourful classic brighten up your festive celebration? Opt for this upside-down trifle with a light golden sponge; layered with vanilla custard, whipped cream, raspberry compote, strawberry conserve, raspberry glaze and edible golden shimmer, this is one you don’t want to miss.
Chocolate pine cones, £13 (serves 6)
These decadent chocolate-mousse pine cones are made of chocolate, dipped in chocolate and filled with chocolate, making them every chocolate lover’s dream come true. Plus, they’re dusted with sparkly edible golden glitter to make ‘em festive. *Squeals*
Shop all of M&S’ Christmas food here. Knives and forks at the ready.
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