Christmas Dinner

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Who said that cooking a full Christmas dinner has to be hard and time consuming? These quick, easy and tasty recipes will help you get the job done in no time. Plus, your guests will be truly impressed with your cooking skills. 

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time:  1:20 h

Total time: 1:30 h

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Course: main course

Cuisine: Vegan, International

Servings: 6-8

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INGREDIENTS:

🎄For the Christmassy Cabbage, you will need:

1 red cabbage

1 large orange

3 red apples

1 onion

40 ml cognac

1/2 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/2 shinduf powder

3 Tbsp grapes oil

salt & pepper

How to prepare the Christmassy Cabbage:

  1. Chop the cabbage grossier
  2. Slice the apples
  3. Chop the onion
  4. Squeeze the orange
  5. In a pot, add the onion and cook it until tender
  6. Then, add the apples, cabbage, the orange (the whole one) & the orange juice, cognac, star anise, cinnamon and season with salt & pepper
  7. Cook it under the lid for 15-20 minutes but don’t forget to stir it from time to time
  8. When it’s tender, add the ginger and shinduf powder, mix it and let it cook for another 10 minutes

🎄For the Mushroom Wellington you will need:

200 g leek

400 g king oyster mushrooms

100 g roasted walnuts

100 g vegan cheddar

2 pastry sheets

A handful of parsley

Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare the Mushroom Wellington:

  1. Preheat the pan, add grapes oil, then the leek & the shredded mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper, then cook them until golden brown.
  2. When done, transfer them in a bowl, add the grated cheddar, the roasted walnuts and the parsley, then mix them well.
  3. Preheat the oven at 220 degrees Celsius
  4. Place a parchment paper on the oven tray and spray it with olive oil
  5. Place one pastry sheet and add the mushroom composition in the middle
  6. Covert it with the second sheet, cut the extra edges and seal it, by pressing the edges with a fork
  7. Spray it with olive oil and score the surface with a knife
  8. Bake it for 25-30 minutes

🎄For the Sweet & Sour Rice you will need:

500 g basmati & wild rice

1 large onion

70 g raw cashew

3 large dates

The zest from a lemon

3 garlic cloves

4 Tbsp grapes oil

1 L hot water

1 pinch of saffron

salt & pepper to taste

parsley to serve

How to prepare the Sweet & Sour Rice:

  1. In a bowl, add the hot water and the saffron and let it sit. you will need it at the end.
  2. In a non-stick pan, cook the raw cashew (until it gets golden-brown and you start to feel its special smell) and take it on the side
  3. In the same pan, add the grapes oil, the chopped onion and cook it well (until brown)
  4. Then add the garlic and let it cook for 10-20 seconds. Be careful to not burn the garlic, because your entire food will get a bitter taste
  5. Add the rice and fry it for about 30 seconds
  6. Add the chopped dates and the lemon zest, then season with salt & pepper
  7. Finally, add the saffron water and let it cook under the lid for maximum 12-15 minutes
  8. Serve with fresh parsley and the roasted cashew on top

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