There’s nothing better than a festive starter to help set the mood for the rest of your Christmas day meal.
Whether it's a bite-sized Yorkshire pudding filled with a sliver of beef, or whether you're really out to impress with a herb-infused lobster, we’ve rounded up a range of recipes and ready-made alternatives to whet the appetites of all your guests.
So this festive season get your Christmas day feast off to a flying start with our mix of easy (but impressive) recipes and range of ready-made appetisers on sale.
Luxurious prawn and crab cocktail
This classic '70s starter is easy to make, looks impressive and, let's face it, never get old! Follow this recipe to create the ultimate starter.
Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef
Treat your guests to a bite-sized taste of Britain’s most famous dish with these delicious mini Yorkshire puddings with beef fillet. They would also make the most irresistible canapés to serve to your guests as they walk through the door.
Lobster with herb butter
We’ve kept the dressing very simple, so the wonderfully sweet flavour of the lobster can really shine through.
Extra special king prawn and avocado terrine
This stand-out dish consists of lusciously creamy avocado, prawn and lemon mousse, which is layered with smoked salmon and topped with a king prawn. They're not only great to look at but even better to eat.
Extra special salmon tarts
This trio of Extra Special Seafood Shots will be the pièce de résistance on your table. There's a beetroot and lemon mousse shot that's topped with Extra Special smoked salmon julienne and clementine pearls, or you could try the poached salmon and pea-layered shot topped with poached salmon.
There's also the horseradish mousse shot with pickled cucumber jelly, pink peppercorns and peppered mackerel flakes.