Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christmas Day menu

As we did for Christmas Eve, we mixed recipes and traditions also for Christmas Day.
First, Santa Claus came and pay a visit to us, distributing presents to everyone. The children were completely fascinated by him (and the adults also ;-D).

Also in this occasion, unfortunately, time was an issue so I didn't follow up on the recipes nor took that many pictures. Let's see if I can recollect the menu properly!

  • Assorted cold cuts
Main Dishes (all homemade)
  • Classical lasagne
  • Prinskorv (prince-sausage)
  • Oven cooked chicken with potatoes and onions
  • Glazed ribs
  • Saffron fennel (which was a disappointment)
  • A wonderful panettone, decorated with a holy scene, covered in chocolate (coming from Rome!)
Recipe for the Glazed Ribs

Ingredients for a buffet for 6 people:
  • 1 and half kg short ribs
  • 2 yellow onions in ckives
  • Salt according to the description below
For the glaze:

  • 1/2 dl honey
  • 2 spoons of concentrated tomato
  • 3 spoons of soya sauce
  • 1 tea spoon white wine vinager
  • 1 spoon finely grated ginger
  • Grated skin of one orange
Put the ribs and the onions in a big pot and cover it with water. Put 1 and half spoon of salt for each liter of water. Let it light boil it for about half an hour.

Turn on the oven to 225 degrees. Take the ribs from the pot and put them on an oven pan. Brush the ribs with the mixture of all the ingredients of the glaze.
Grill it in the oven until it gets a nice surface for about 30 minutes. Brush it with the glaze several time while it is cooking in the oven. Turn the ribs the last 10 minutes. 

Recipe for the Saffron Fennel

Ingredients for a buffet for 6 people
  • 2 fennel
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 and half dl of white wine
  • 0,25 g of saffron
  • 2 star anise
  • 50 gr of cold butter
  • Half tea spoon of salt
  • A quarter of a tea spoon of ground black pepper
The ingredients
Turn on the oven to 225 degrees.Clean and slice the fennel in the cloves. Put it in a baking dish with the finely chopped garlic.
Fennel and garlic
Mix the wine, the saffron, the star anise and pour it over the fennel.
The wine mix
Put the butter in small quantity over the fennel.
Add salt and pepper and let it cook in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes.

Ready for the oven

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