Love Christmas? Why not try making Christmas dinner in summer? Recently, you may have seen on Twitter or Facebook a trend of people sharing Christmas in July which reminded me that we’re over halfway through the year and so Christmas is not that far off now! It is always a holiday I look forward to because it is a day that is usually filled with laughter with families. Anyway, I am going to give a twist to this Christmas dinner I made. It is a kind of Asian fusion meal with a summer twist!
When you think about Christmas, you will think about Turkey! So sticking with tradition, I am using Turkey meat. However, that’s where the similarities end as I wanted to use my Asian background to make it a fusion between the two cultures.
These are my Christmas dinner recipes: Teriyaki Turkey sandwich, BBQ Chinese Five Spice Turkey salad and Celebrations milkshake. They are all very quick and easy to prepare.
Teriyaki Turkey Sandwich
Stir fry the sliced turkey for a few minutes before you add the teriyaki sauce. If the sauce is too watery, add cornflour liquid (one spoon of cornflour to four parts of water) to thicken the sauce. Then add roasted sesame seeds on it. Serve it with white/brown bread and your favourite salad. I have shaped it into a Christmas stocking!
Chinese Five Spice Turkey Salad
Marinate the slice turkey breasts with 6 tbsp hoisin sauce, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp five spice powder and 2 tsp minced garlic. Then stir fry until it is cooked and add them into your salad bowl with chopped chestnuts.
These ingredients can usually be bought from supermarkets from their Asian aisle.
Given that it is still summer, why not make this Celebrations milkshake to cool yourself down! This is a very simple milkshake that you can be made very easily with a blender. You will need two scoops of vanilla ice cream (not soft scoop), 50ml of whole milk and a handful of Celebrations chocolates! If your milkshake is too thick, simple add more milk in it. I chopped up a few Celebrations chocolates before I blended them together! The milkshake is quite sweet with the mixture of caramel and chocolate, so there is no need to add any sugar syrup! If you wish, you could even add a few sprinkles to give it a crunch!
So what do you think of this Christmas dinner? Did I manage to persuade you to get ready for Christmas? Did you know that Stocking Fillers is home to a huge collection of fabulous presents and great value gifts for everyone? Do check them out! http://www.stocking-fillers.co.uk/christmas-in-august-hub
Disclosure: This is a commissioned post.