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4 Showstopping Christmas Mains

Dec 20, 2022 | 0 comments

If you’re looking for the star of the show for your Christmas table, you’ve come to the right place. From the juiciest roast chicken to an addictive, loaded whole roasted cauliflower these 4 ideas for showstopping Christmas mains are seriously special.

Close up view of golden brown roasted chicken on a white oval plat.

Juicy Herb Roasted Chicken

Get ready for the juiciest, herb-infused roasted chicken you’ve ever had. It’s easy enough for a casual meal, but equally enough of a showstopper to make it the star of a Christmas meal.

Maple miso glazed salmon fillet with pomegranate almond salsa, with lemon wedges on the side.

Maple Miso Glazed Salmon

This gorgeous maple miso glazed salmon makes a wonderful festive centrepiece.

It’s fast, easy, great to prep ahead and looks so beautiful topped with a quick colourful pomegranate salsa.

Whole roasted cauliflower with a slice cut out of it, with a fork piercing a piece of cauliflower.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Miso and Tomato Pesto

This whole roasted cauliflower makes a seriously spectacular vegetarian centrepiece. It’s loaded with a punchy Asian-style marinade and served on top of an addictive tomato pesto you’re going to love.

It also uses a clever time-saving hack for pre-cooking the cauliflower to give you the best result, every time.

Square pieces of slow roasted pork belly on a wooden serving platter.

Crispy Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Sticky Plum Sauce

Incredibly succulent, juicy pork belly and the perfect crispy crackling? This slow-roasted pork belly recipe is something special.

It takes no time to prep, then just let the oven do all the work. Served with a sticky plum sauce, it makes a wonderful centrepiece to feed a crowd.

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I’m Kate, the creator behind Dished. I love creating flavour packed, simple (ish) recipes for you, designed for every day and special occasions.





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