The eighth of my Twelve Little Dishes of Christmas is a salty halloumi cheese and crispy courgette stack with a sweet honey bourbon drizzle. The salty flavour of halloumi cries out for something sweet to serve alongside and this honey bourbon drizzle is a perfect partner. It’s up to you how you plate this dish, you can simply lay the slices on a plate, or stack to resemble a Christmas tree, but the magic is in the pairing of salty and sweet.
The seventh of the Twelve Little Dishes of Christmas is a mix of fresh mango and juicy king prawns marinated in classic Thai ingredients. Inspiration for this dish came from the ‘swimming’ rather than the ‘swans’. Delicately flavoured king prawns and sweet mango are marinated in a punchy mix of sweet chilli, lime juice and fish sauce. A simple starter which can be prepared in advance and cooked at the very last minute.
“On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me six geese a laying…”Hard boiled eggs, wrapped in a blanket of minced pork and nduja sausage, coated in spiced panko breadcrumbs and baked in the oven until crispy and golden. If you have the time (and the patience!) make them with quails eggs for a spectacular appetiser, but make lots, the bite-sized golden nuggets will be very popular with your guests. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil and carefully lower the eggs in with a spoon.
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