Christmas Entertaining Hacks

Posted on 19/12/16

Christmas entertaining hacks from Seasoned

For some Christmas time can be stressful when it comes to the food. We’ve asked around the Seasoned team to find their top tips for a fabulous festive feast.

Clingfilm your turkey

Ian Boden – Yes you read that right, clingfilm your turkey. Prep your turkey like normal, cover turkey with cling film then foil. Remove 20 minutes before the turkey has finished cooking to allow the skin to crisp up. Cooking you turkey this way helps keeps the juices locked in and means you don’t have to bother with basting it.

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Preparation is key

Craig Floate – The obvious answer to this is preparation. Do as much as you can the night/morning before so you can actually relax and enjoy the day instead of stressing over the stove and oven. Failing that make sure you do everything with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand!!

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Share the workload

Steph Clubb – My top tip for Christmas entertaining is when entertaining family and friends, share the workload. If you can, ask them to bring a small tasting one bite platter of something sweet or savoury, these are great handed out as pre supper drinks nibbles. Less for you to do and more time to spend with your guests.

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Warm your plates

Jules Gilbert – Without sounding too much like my mum, don’t forget to warm the plates; It makes a big difference to how long the food keeps hot for. It’s unlikely you’ll have room in the oven so either put the plates through a quick hot rinse cycle in the dishwasher or blast a pile of plates in the microwave with a bit of water on each plate to warm them through.