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10 and more Christmas appetizers with meat

The festive start: 10 Christmas appetizers with meat for all tastes

Christmas is a special occasion to gather friends and family around a festive table. And what could make these moments even more memorable than a selection of delicious Christmas appetizers?

In this article, we'll explore 10 creative recipes that showcase meat in irresistible ways, adding a touch of flavor and tradition to your holiday celebrations.

Culinary art merges with the magic of Christmas in these appetizers designed to please all palates. From the elegant beef carpaccio to the pork meatballs with rosemary, each recipe is a hymn to goodness and conviviality. Turn on the lights, spread Christmas decorations and prepare to delight guests with unforgettable flavours.

So, let's delve into this Christmas gastronomic journey together, where meat is the protagonist of creative and delicious dishes that will make your Christmas even more special. Bon appetit and Merry Christmas!

1. Beef carpaccio with balsamic reduction and rocket

Start your Christmas lunch in style with a classic beef carpaccio. Slice the beef finely, arrange it on individual plates and season with a balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh rocket. A light appetizer but rich in flavour.

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2. Honey and mustard chicken skewers

Chicken skewers are a versatile choice and appreciated by adults and children. Marinate the chicken pieces in a mixture of honey, mustard, and spices, thread them onto toothpicks and grill them. Serve them with extra sauce for a touch of sweetness.

Here's our quick recipe for Dijon mustard chicken skewers .

3. Beef rolls with spinach and cheese filling

For an explosion of flavours, prepare beef rolls (rump or rump) stuffed with spinach and cheese. Roll thin slices of beef around a heart of spinach and cream cheese. Bake and serve with a light sauce.

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4. Charcuterie starter for Christmas

The Christmas table can begin with a selection of finely sliced ​​cured meats: raw ham, salami, coppa and bresaola are arranged like jewels on a plate, creating a rainbow of flavours.

Accompanied by slices of freshly baked bread, perhaps lightly toasted, and seasoned with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, the cold cuts create a perfect balance between textures and aromas.

Do you want some more ideas? Discover the article " Charcuterie platter for Christmas: in addition to the great classics ".

5. Pork meatballs with rosemary

Pork meatballs with rosemary are irresistible and the perfect finger food as a party appetizer if we create mini meatballs to skewer and eat like candy.

Mix ground pork with fresh rosemary, garlic, breadcrumbs and eggs. Form small meatballs and bake them in the oven. Serve with an arugula salad for a fresh contrast.

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6. Bruschetta with Guanciale and figs

Who doesn't love bruschetta or stuffed crostoni? For an authentic touch, prepare bruschetta with crispy bacon and sweet figs. The organic seasoned bacon that you find in our online butcher shop goes perfectly with the sweetness of figs. Add a drizzle of honey for a finishing touch.

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7. Pork Tenderloin Crostini with Cranberry Sauce

We elevate the appetizer with pork fillet croutons accompanied by a cranberry sauce. Cook the pork fillet , cut it into thin slices and place them on crispy croutons. The cranberry sauce, with its sweet and sour taste, gives a festive and refined touch.

This appetizer combines the juiciness of pork with the freshness of cranberries, creating a harmony of flavors perfect for special occasions.

8.Beef tartare: the timeless classic

For those looking for a refined and light alternative, tartare are the ideal appetizer: these crudité delicacies offer an explosion of freshness and flavour.

The delicacy of the raw meat, combined with seasonings such as capers, onion, parsley and a squeeze of lemon, creates an extraordinary dining experience. Served with crunchy croutons or small breadsticks, tartare are an elegant way to start your Christmas meal.

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9. Canapés with beef fillet and cream cheese

For a fancier option, make canapés with thinly sliced ​​beef fillet and cream cheese. Add a sprinkle of black pepper and a parsley leaf to decorate.

10. Chicken with Exotic Fruit: a different appetizer

For a more unusual and surprising option, try the smoked chicken breast starter with exotic fruit sauce. Slice the chicken breast thinly and smoke it gently for a light, aromatic flavour.

Accompany with a homemade sauce made from mango, pineapple, chilli and lime.

This appetizer brings a tropical sweetness to your Christmas table, delighting your palate with a unique combination of smoky and fruity flavors. Serve it with slices of toasted bread for a contrast of textures that will make this appetizer a triumph of delights.

Christmas appetizers: the taste of tradition

These Christmas appetizers with meat are sure to delight taste buds and create a festive atmosphere. Experiment with the recipes and give your guests an unforgettable taste.

Merry Christmas and bon appetit!