Alternative Christmas dinner recipes for people who can't stand roast turkey

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Don't want to eat roast turkey? There are plenty of tasty alternatives for you...

Traditional roast duck

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If you've never been a fan of the big bird on your Christmas table - don't be bound by tradition. Try out one of these alternative Christmas dinner recipes instead.

Click on the recipes below for the step-by-step...

CHRISTMAS ROAST DUCK RECIPE (above)

Turkey can be a bit dry if not cooked correctly. Duck has no such problems.

Roast goose


HOW TO: CHRISTMAS ROAST GOOSE

Go traditional with a Christmas goose - just like Tiny Tim.

Don't forget! Here's how to make the perfect gravy from your roast bird.

Roasted vegetables and goat's cheese puff pastry tarts


ROASTED VEGETABLE AND GOAT'S CHEESE TARTS RECIPE

If the idea of a nut roast sends shivers down your vegetarian guest's spine - this goat's cheese tart is sure to restore their Christmas spirit.

Sunday Roast alternative: Spiced pork belly recipe with star anise


SPICED PORK BELLY RECIPE WITH STAR ANISE RECIPE

Doing Christmas on a budget? Pork belly is a cost effective of meat with plenty of flavour and this recipe will make it look anything but cheap.

Roast Gressingham Duck with honey and rosemary jus with roast potatoes

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ROAST DUCK WITH HONEY AND ROSEMARY JUS RECIPE

Succulent duck with honey and rosemary and perfect roast potatoes. Yum.

Roast pork with onion gravy, sweet carrots, onions Sunday lunch


PORK LOIN WITH SWEET ONIONS AND CARROTS RECIPE

Pork isn't a usual choice for Christmas recipes - but we see no reason why not? It's your Christmas - do what you want.

Mini beef wellington


CUTE AS THEY ARE TASTY: MINI BEEF WELLINGTONS RECIPE

Proper little beef wellingtons are proper posh and make a great centre piece for a beefy dinner table.

Breast of Gressingham Duck with Shallots 3 Ways


DUCK BREAST WITH SHALLOTS 3 WAYS RECIPE

Yes, duck again - but it just tastes too flipping good. This is a special way to serve it up to a crowd.

And for pudding? These should go nicely...

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3 DELICIOUS WAYS WITH SALTED CARAMEL

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