One of our favourite online meat merchants, Donald Russell have created the ultimate lazy person’s way to a Xmas feast. dinner in a box delivered to your door

Royal Warrant holder butcher Donald Russell has everything you need to be ordered online, or by phone, to be delivered to your door, frozen, right up until 23rd December.

This year is that the chefs at Donald Russell have worked out how to cook a whole turkey, or a turkey crown, direct from frozen – so no more defrosting for 72 hours in the fridge at a time when space is at a premium. Donald Russell can also supply all the trimmings, and even the vegetables. Talk about easy Xmas

he Ultimate Christmas Box – Small (1kg) or Medium (1.35kg) Crown plus Vegetables (£59.00/£69.00) includes everything needed for  Christmas dinner, and like we say, thefree-range turkey crown can be cooked straight from the freezer.

This qualitycrown, available in two sizes, is taken from a Loué Free-range turkey with only prime white breast meat which is kept on the rib cage for flavour. All the accompaniments are also included, prepared and ready to cook, as well as a dessert, leaving little left to do but enjoy the day. The box includes:

  • Smoked dry-cured streaky bacon
  • Pigs in blankets
  • Honey roast parsnips
  • Brussels sprouts with shallots & bacon
  • Braised red cabbage
  • Mosimann’s Christmas Pudding

For a more traditional dinner they have the Ultimate Christmas Box with Vegetables (£79.00) itincludes all of the above but also a complete slow grown Loué Free-range Bronze Turkey (5kg) and pork sausagemeat.

 The boxes would also make a perfect present.

Bored with just one bird why not have three with the NEW Duck Three Bird Roast (£59.00/2.5kg) with turkey and guinea fowl or NEW Turkey Three Bird Roast (£109.00/5.5kg) with duck and pheasant, Donald Russell gives you two options that are easy to carve and complete with sage and caramelised red onion stuffing.

Specially selected breeds have been chosen for premium quality and taste and all the birds have been fed a locally sourced oat based diet for superior flavour and texture.

Roast, rest, snip, slice and serve this festive season

Don’t fancy a bird roast or if you’re serving a big family meal and want a choice of meats, then Donald Russell Easy Carve Roasts are an alternative or an addition.

Roasted on the bone for flavour, there’s Beef Sirloin Roast (£32.00/1.5kg), Carvery Rib Roast (£44.00/2.5kg), Lamb Saddle (£12.00/700g), Pork Loin (£19.90/1.5kg) or Veal Rib Roast (£29.00/1.25kg). The butchers at Donald Russell have done the hard work and the meat is:

  • Taken off the bone by Donald Russell’s artisan butchers
  • Trimmed to make the most of the meat
  • Tied back on the bone for extra flavour
  • So you can simply snip the strings, slice and serve

Made by a fellow Royal Warrant holder the Mosimann’s Christmas Pudding (£16.00/735g) is a richly flavoured but pleasantly light version of this Yuletide favourite, perfect after you’ve had more stuffing than that turkey and it can be heated in the microwave in just 6 minutes in time to catch the Queen. 

After the big day Donald Russell’s rustic ham centrepiece is cured from outdoor reared UK pork and comes as Honey Roast Ham with Cloves (£55.00/2.4kg) or NEW Marmalade Glaze Baked Ham (£39.00/1.5kg).

The Christmas range is available now from, but to ensure delivery in time for Christmas orders must be placed by 21 December 2016.