Eat Seasonal: December

December 4, 2017
Kale cocktail on a bench with a cocktail shaker and some leaves of kale

Eat seasonal December is a list of all the food that is in season this month with recipe ideas. Eating seasonal food is cheaper and it tastes better.

Eat Seasonal: December

Winter is truly here. The first snow has been and gone. Predictions of colder weather are always in the air. Christmas is on the way. The Christmas lights are on and decorations are starting to appear. Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

December is a time to enjoy turkey and game. Turkey is perfect for Christmas dinner but is also great for many other tasty recipes. Use up leftovers in curries and pies. Roast some chestnuts in the oven to enjoy over a festive film. Root vegetables are hardy and are perfect for warming stews and soups. Make the most of cranberries while they are in season and don’t forget Clementines.

The chart below shows you what is in season in December Why not download the pdf and stick it to your fridge as a reminder.

Eat seasonal December, a list of everything in season in December

Seasonal recipes for December

Turkey piccata with lime sauce

Turkey piccata with lime sauce is a lovely tangy meal that you can make with turkey breasts. It could also be made with left over turkey. Instead of cooking the turkey from scratch just make the sauce and add shredded turkey. Just make sure it warm before serving. It is really quick to make and full of flavour.

Turkey piccata with lime sauce

Spiced Turkey Pie

This spiced turkey pie is a great way to use up both leftover turkey and ham. It uses filo pastry which is less fattening than shortcrust pastry. Perfect after all the Christmas excess.

Spiced turkey pie

Paella is always a popular dish. The rice has a lovely mix of flavours and it is easy to make as well. It is another great way to use up left over turkey and you could even throw in some left over vegetables as well.

Turkey Paella

Turkey Paella

Jasmine Rice with Ginger Soy Turkey

Ginger soy turkey combines classic oriental flavours to make a delicious and tasty dish. The jasmine rice helps bring out the flavour. It is a lovely light meal and really easy to make. Perfect for a quick lunch or a light evening meal

Jasmine rice with ginger soy turkey

Turkey Al Kabsa

This Arabian inspired dish brings lightly spiced flavours to the plate. It is perfect for a cold winter night as it will warm you and make you think of warmer weather to come.

Turkey Al Kabsa

Clementine and Cranberry Pork Steaks

Clementine and cranberry is a delicious combination of festive fruit flavour that works really well with pork. Make some of this sauce and your family will thank you.

Clementine and Cranberry Pork Steaks

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a big part of Christmas dinner. Instead of buying a jar why not make your own? It is so much nicer when made fresh. You can make it in advance and serve on Christmas day with the turkey.

Cranberry Sauce

Honey and Orange Roast Duck

Instead of a turkey why not do something different this Christmas? Honey and orange roast duck combines the classic orange flavour with the sweetness of honey in a delicious roast.

Roast duck

Flavoured popcorn

Christmas is a great time for snacks. Why not try make these two flavoured popcorn recipes? One is savoury and makes use of kale which is in season at the moment.

Flavoured popcorn recipes

Kale Cocktail

For a cocktail with a difference why not serve kale cocktail to your guests? It can make you feel you are drinking something healthy.

Kale cocktail

What recipes are you looking forward to making in December? Let me know below.

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