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Oyster Bay Posted 2 months ago
Any ideas for a vegetarian Christmas day starter?

We always have a seafood platter for our Christmas day starter – we actually have this about 3 hours before the main course. But, our son-in-law is vegetarian so I’m looking for inspiration for a starter for him.

Any suggestions please?

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    • Lesley 8th December 2021 at 8:59 am

      Tesco have a few options. They have a pastry log with a delicious filling. This can be sliced and served on its own or with salad

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    • Oyster Bay 8th December 2021 at 9:29 am

      Thank you, I’ll have a look. Everything else will be made from scratch, so it would be good to have an easy starter.

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    • Staying Alive 8th December 2021 at 9:32 am

      Mixed vegetables pakora with chutneys and pickles
      Always go down a treat and great with a few drinks cheers 🥂

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    • Mo001 8th December 2021 at 9:34 am

      Bruschetta is a great option.

      You can go for the more traditional topping of tomato & cheese

      My favourite is roasted vegetable & red pepper houmous, served with basil pesto & salad leaves

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    • Beanoak 8th December 2021 at 10:11 am

      Tempura vegetables and some different dips?

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    • Chak21 8th December 2021 at 11:43 am

      Natural mushroom box from some greengrocers,(shitake included). Tumeric ,cortiader ,ginger ,and one or two others to taste, like Gar Masala, fenugreek etc . Shallot,olive oil coconut oil , garlic to taste,butter, gently sauté. On plate to warm . You can either use toast, fried potato cake( mashed spud + mash mix plus a bit of seasalt ,or herbamare) ,fry that, then in residue fry ,or if you prefer poach and egg. Meanwhile you can grill two rashers of streaky bacon . Place potato cake on the plate you are serving up , and, if short of cooking rings etc , use another plate for mushroom sauté, (keep warm ). Place sauté mix on potato cake followed by rashers ,then top with egg.
      Lovely ,had it for breakfast this morning. Chaik

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    • VFP 8th December 2021 at 12:35 pm

      Aubergine timbales with goat’s cheese. You can prepare them the day before. OK it takes time but they are really good! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/aubergine-timbales-goats-cheese

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    • Shell69 8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Garlic mushrooms

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    • Oyster Bay 8th December 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Some great ideas here. Thank you everyone!

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    • 60sgirl 10th December 2021 at 11:27 am

      I guess it could be something light before a heavy Xmas lunch. Wouldn’t go for anything pastry or bread based personally.
      How about a simple melon cocktail topped with a champagne sorbet ( or whichever taste you prefer). Served in a nice stemmed glass/dish. Garnish with edible gold flakes!
      Hope you decide on something nice!

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    • Daisy 1212 10th December 2021 at 6:42 pm

      We sometimes have just a simple guacamole with mini crackers, melba toasts etc. Good luck 🤞

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    • Moondaisy 11th December 2021 at 9:01 am

      creamy garlic mushrooms with ciabatta

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    • Countrywalker 11th December 2021 at 10:14 am

      Butternut squash and potato soup can be prepared a day in advance and then heated in a saucepan. Alternatively a simple melon starter – not too heavy, refreshing. It is cold so it is ready whenever you are.

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    • goldfish63 15th December 2021 at 11:53 am

      What about a melon boat ?

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    • Oyster Bay 16th December 2021 at 8:03 pm

      ALL GRAVY – he will be having carrots with his main meal, so a bit of variety would be good. Thanks for your input! 🙂

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    • Staying Alive 16th December 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Thank it’s for that live in the hell would I invite you you would be the last person on this planet get lost go and find something better to do

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