Christmas in a jiffy -Tesco style

by Newsdesk - Sunday November 29, 2015 12:11 pm

This year Tesco has a sleigh full of Christmas food ideas to help you give your guests a festive feast. With brand new show-stopping centre pieces and delectable desserts, treat your loved ones to a meal to remember with these Christmas Day saviours.

Tesco’s Turkey in Ten, 500g, £5

Tesco has come up trumps with its Turkey in Ten. The first of its kind, this succulent turkey breast rolled in traditional sage & onion stuffing has been evenly slow-cooked ‘sous vide,’ making for mouth-wateringly good meat that can be microwaved, carved and served from frozen in just 10 minutes.

Tesco’s Turkey in Ten makes for the perfect ‘fuss free’ solution to turkey with all the trimmings. With a rich roast turkey gravy included, Tesco’s Turkey in Ten is high in taste but low on price at just £5.

Tesco’s Turkey in Ten saves the day when you realise your turkey isn’t big enough, you’ve run out of everyone’s favourite breast meat or you’re enjoying a more intimate Christmas for two. And with more families tucking into more than one Christmas meal each year, Tesco’s Turkey in Ten is the ideal kitchen short-cut making every festive occasion about time with the family, and not time in the kitchen.

Tesco 21 Day Matured Beef Rib Joint, £9.50 per kg

Looking for a succulent roast beef centrepiece for your Christmas dinner? As the big roast alternative to turkey, the Tesco 21 Day Matured Beef Rib Joint is guaranteed to delight. Skilfully prepared for you at the Tesco Butcher’s Counter, the beef rib joint should be roasted on the bone to further enhance its flavour, and has been carefully sourced from trusted farmers. At the unbelievable price of just £9.50 per kg, it’s the perfect way to make your Christmas dinner the most memorable main event.

The big day doesn't have to mean a big bird, with more and more people turning to beef as the heart and soul of their Christmas feast. For an easy and joyful Christmas, let the skilled team at the Tesco Butcher’s Counter help you by preparing the joint ready to roast at home; perfectly accompanied with homemade red wine jus or a classic horseradish sauce.

Tesco finest Christmas Pudding, 907g, £10.  Serves 8

Loaded with plump, juicy fruits and laced in oak-aged French brandy, neither Christmas nor Boxing Day would be complete without a Tesco finest Christmas Pudding. This classic crowd-pleaser is steeped in tradition and made by ‘Matthew Walker’ Christmas Puddings – the oldest maker of Christmas puddings in the world who has been honing its craft since 1899.

Tesco finest Christmas Pudding, is best served with Tesco finest Extra Thick Brandy Cream or Tesco finest Madagascan Vanilla Ice-cream for an unmistakably indulgent way to round off your meal.

Families too full to finish a whole Tesco finest Christmas Pudding can use the leftovers to make a simple strudel for Boxing Day. Simply mix 250g of leftover Christmas pudding with 250g mascarpone cream and 2tbsp Irish cream liqueur and layer over 4 sheets of filo pastry with melted butter between each layer. Place the filling in the centre of the pastry and roll up to encase the filling. Brush with the remaining butter and bake for 20-25mins at 180C/ 200F/ Gas Mark 6 until golden brown.

Miracle Meals and Fesive Favourites

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Tesco has the perfect selection of hassle-free favourites to please everyone this Christmas. From twists on classics like Tesco finest Black Forest Roulade through to TescoCranberry Sauce; let Tesco help you carry on the celebrations throughout December.

Tesco Cranberry Sauce, 200g. £0.75

Excellent spooned over cooked ham and leftover turkey, or dolloped onto cheese and biscuits, Tesco’s Cranberry Sauce is not only the best value option available, but customers’ preferred choice; guaranteed to bring to life festive fare.  Sweet, fruity and deep crimson in colour, studded with whole, jewel-like cranberries, no Christmas dinner is complete unless served with Tesco Cranberry Sauce.

For an easy canapé, spread goat’s cheese onto crostini, grill and finish with a little cranberry sauce; or for something sweet, warm your sauce and drizzle over Tesco finest Madagascan Vanilla Ice-cream for a dessert bursting with festive flavour.

Tesco finest Black Forest Roulade, 588g, £5, serves 8

For an original twist on a Christmas classic, Tesco finest Black Forest Roulade is the ultimate hassle-free pudding. Decadent, delicious and packed full of seasonal fruit and filled with softly whipped smooth cherry compote and blended with kirsch; this hand-rolled, chocolate meringue roulade crowns any Christmas occasion.

Tesco has everything you need to bake a Black Forest Roulade, but to help take the stress out of Christmas cooking why not fake a Black Forest Roulade by picking up one of ours and claiming it as your own. Frozen at its freshest point to help keep its flavour, simply defrost in just 3 hours and serve before your guests arrive, allowing you to spend more time with your loved ones.

Tesco Frozen Free-From Profiteroles, £1.50

Helping make Christmas Day dessert that little bit sweeter for everyone, Tesco is proud to launch frozen, gluten-free choux pastry profiteroles to serve as a simple, special dessert. These light yet luxurious profiteroles are made with the retailer’s first ever gluten-free choux pastry and filled with a dairy cream just sweet enough to complement the dark Belgian chocolate sauce smothered over the top.

Fluffy, airy and deliciously indulgent, keep this frozen, all-round festive favourite in the freezer and defrost 1.5 hours before serving to surprise and delight any gluten free guest, or those looking to eat a lighter dessert on the big day, meaning no one has to go without.

Tesco Frozen Free-From Profiteroles are perfectly matched with a rich, sweet Muscat wine, making Christmas sweeter for everyone.

Tesco finest Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur, 70CL.  WAS £12.00 NOW £8.00

For a Christmas night cap that’s truly the cream of the crop, serve Tesco finest Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur. Silky-smooth, sumptuous and the most decadent of after dinner drinks, toast your loved ones this year with a glass of this twist on a yuletide classic.

Tesco finest Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur was recently awarded the drinks industry’s highest accolade, a Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition; described by the judges as having, “delicate sweet caramel on the nose, a wonderfully smooth mouth feel with glorious balance, bringing out the best in the rich caramel.”

Made blending the freshest dairy cream, single malt whiskey, caramel and a sprinkling of sea salt; Tesco finest Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur can also be used to make crème brûlée, or serve by simply pouring over vanilla ice cream.

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