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We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up, with great gifts, festive food and drink, must-have looks for your family and home, and loads more Gifting special Turn to the back pages of the magazine for our Gift Guide, crammed with inspiration for personalised gifts, gadgets, fashion and beauty buys, toys for kids of all ages, plus Secret Santa goodies for £10 or less. We’ve got presents for everyone – #becauseitschristmas

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Food & drink 29 Christmas dinner your way Personalise your feast 40 Six sides Versatile dishes to match with your main 43 Pimp my side Add a spark to ready-bought dishes 45 Santa’s global feast Ideas from around the world 53 Sweet dreams Desserts inspired by stocking fillers 57 Festive foodie tips & timesavers For the big day 61 In between days Family meals for the festive break 67 Cranberries They’re not just for sauce… 70 Star attractions Centrepiece cakes with the wow factor

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Fashion & beauty 93 Glamour to go! Beauty tips 96 All wrapped up! Cosy looks all the family will love

This month 9 Because it’s Christmas People share their different ways of spending Christmas

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30 Ready-in-minutes rosti 32 Velvety veggie soup 35 Perfectly peachy Italian salad 37 Prawn cocktail kit 38 Layers of flavour G-F terrine 40Sprout leaves with walnuts & Parmesan 40Potato, squash, beetroot & orange bake 41 Tenderstem broccoli & cauliflower gratin 41 Roasted parsnip & carrot bundles 41 Pan-fried chorizo, chestnuts & mushrooms 41 Sausage meat & brioche stuffing muffins 47 Coquilles Saint Jacques 57 Roasties 68 Cranberry sauce 4 | DECEMBER 2015

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30 Turkey in under 2 hours 33 Butternut & beetroot tarts with creamy Camembert 35 Duo of duck breasts with an orange & cherry sauce 37 Ultimate Christmas sarnie 38 Salmon & smoked pancetta in a zesty clementine sauce 45 Jerk gammon cooked in ginger ale 46 Salmon & potato soup 49 Coconut chicken 61 Tuscan white bean stew 62 Hot & sour soup 62 Salmon & broccoli filo tarts 64 Beetroot, feta & lentil salad 64 Creamy parsnip & turkey bacon pasta 82 Crispy cheesy tostadas 83 Seasonal salad 84 Sticky chicken wings

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extra mile to make others happy, such as hunting for the perfect gift that will show someone how much they mean to you. Or making sure you’ve included everyone’s favourite foods in the festive spread. Perhaps you travel a long distance to get together with loved ones. We’ve got some lovely stories from people who’ve celebrated the spirit of the season in different ways – from working in an Ebola hospital, to having two Christmases in two days in two different countries to keep two families happy (Because It’s Christmas, p9). The thing they all have in common is that they’ve broken with tradition to do something special – and this year, that’s what I’ll be doing, too. There’ll be no turkey and fewer presents… and I won’t be with my nephews, which will break my heart. Instead, I’m heading to Australia with my in-laws. To be honest, I’m a bit nervous, but I’m going to embrace the experience because it matters to those I love and it’ll still be Christmas – just a little bit different this year.

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SERVING AWAY FROM HOME

‘I was in Afghanistan with The Navy,’ says Christopher Moore ‘These days I celebrate Christmas with my two young children – I’m a single father, so the day is all about them. Yet in 2006 and 2007 I spent it very differently, working with colleagues in Afghanistan. I’m a reservist with The Navy, and I work as a Mine Warfare Officer, surveying international shipping lanes to make sure there are no sea mines. ‘It certainly was a very different Christmas – not really festive at all, as the job of supporting the troops never stops. But on Christmas evening we did manage a special meal, and senior officers gave out presents that had been donated from home. This included about 50 from the Asda store in Wigan where my mum worked – and receiving the gifts meant a lot to everyone. ‘It was an experience I’lI never forget. In 2006, I was based at the international headquarters with French, American, Canadian, Dutch and Portuguese workers who

Clockwise from far left: Santa visits the troops in Afghanistan; unwrapping presents from home; enjoying Christmas dinner

celebrate ‘I’m glad I spent all Christmas that Christmas differently – but course we away – it’s made of were all missing me realise what our families. it’s like for people ‘This year, be focusing far from home’ I’ll on making it as happy as possible for my kids. But I’m glad I spent those Christmases differently – and it’s helped me to understand what it’s like for people who are so far from home every year.’

Community spirit i i ‘Christmas 2014 was one of the big moments of my life,’ says Michelle Frost ‘I’m one of the Asda Community Life Champions, and last Christmas Day a group of us brought the festivities to a church hall full of 70 people who would otherwise be alone or homeless. The town’s mayor came, we had a three-course lunch and there were board games and bingo. The feedback has been fantastic – and we’re expecting to repeat the success this year.’

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Christmas in two countries ‘I flew to the Netherlands every year for a second Christmas,’ says Carole Edrich ‘Between 1993 and 2004 I had two Christmases every year. I worked half the week in the Netherlands and the rest of the week in London. When it came to enjoying the festivities I wanted to be with all the people I loved, so I celebrated it in both places. ‘I’d fly into London City Airport from the Netherlands on Christmas Eve and head straight to my parents’ house for a very traditional English Christmas – turkey, silly games, the lot. ‘Then, the next day, I’d get up at 7am, dash to the airport and fly back to Rotterdam to go to my Dutch ‘family’ – my closest friend and her husband and daughter. It helps that the Dutch celebrate Christmas over two days, and that it’s not such a massive blowout as in England. You have lovely food, but the big build-up is really for the New Year. We’d do the same fun things as I did in England, though, like playing games and going for walks on the beach. ‘I really enjoyed my 11 years of two Christmas Days with my two families – the one I was born into and love, and the other I chose and love.’

HELPING EBOLA PATIENTS It was ‘business as usual’ – in an Ebola hospital, says Dr John Wright ‘I’m a consultant physician at Bradford Royal Infirmary, but for the last 25 years, I’ve also volunteered in a small rural district hospital in Swaziland. ‘So when the NHS put out a call for volunteers to help tackle the Ebola epidemic, I put my name down – and then, rather to my shock, I was called up straight away. ‘So by the time Christmas came around, I’d already been working for nearly six weeks in Moyamba in Sierra Leone, with the charity Doctors of the World. ‘Ebola is a terrible disease – not just for the patients, but for the whole community. Ordinary life had completely shut down in the region, including any opportunity for people to get together. Schools were closed and there were no weddings a or football matches. Christmas o – which is usually a big celebration in Sierra Leone – c had been cancelled, too. h ‘We were working with the local health service and the lo

Royal Army Medical Corps, building a hospital from scratch for the local community. It opened just before Christmas with about 24 patients – and about half of them died. Sadly, many of our Sierra Leonean medical colleagues had already died as well. ‘And yet you adapt to this incredibly stressful situation, and start taking each day as it comes. We slept in eight-person tents, working round the clock – all the while knowing that we, too, might develop the disease. ‘Christmas Day went by almost without anyone noticing, as we all kept working flat out. I did manage a quick phone conversation with my wife. After being away from home for five weeks it wasn’t easy – I really missed my family. But mostly, my co-workers and I were completely caught up in the feeling of working together to overcome a common enemy. ‘I’ll be going back at the end of November to help support my colleagues in Sierra Leone set up their health service again, after the collapse of the a country’s economy. But c tthis time, I’ll be returning tto Bradford to spend Christmas with my family.’ C doctorsoftheworld.org.uk d

‘Ordinary life had completely shut down. Christmas – usually a big celebration in Sierra Leone – was cancelled’

Far left: Dr John Wright at base camp in Sierra Leone, where he was helping Ebola victims. Left: in protective clothing ready for a ward round on Christmas Eve


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Cycling through the Sahara desert on Christmas Eve, heading for a mini oasis, where Meraid and Dan (pictured) camped for the night

When Christmas is your day job… ‘I spend the day not thinking about Christmas,’ says Lorraine Pryce ‘One of the things I love about 25 December is that it’s one of the few days when I don’t concentrate on Christmas! My job as Festive Buying Manager for Asda means that decorations and crackers are on my to-do list all year round. ‘We started planning for this Christmas in 2014, with a trip to New York looking for inspiration – which is how we came up with the quirky shopping trolley tree decoration (above). My work gathers momentum towards December and then, on Christmas Eve, I down tools and go to my mum’s. Of course, I’ll be back at my desk in the New Year, busy planning for Christmas 2016!’

GOING ON AN ADVENTURE ‘I slept under the stars in North Africa,’ says Meraid Griffin ‘I’ve done my share of Christmases with presents under the tree, and now I like to do something different. Of course, I love seeing my family but it doesn’t have to be at Christmas – that’s my time to go on holiday. ‘In fact, my partner Dan and I had our first-ever date on Christmas Day 2010, on a beach in the Algarve in Portugal. Since then, we’ve spent almost every Christmas

having a different adventure somewhere new and exciting. ‘The most spectacular has been cycling in Morocco. In 2013, we went off into the Sahara on a track that’s the ancient road to Timbuktu. On Christmas Eve, we headed through the scrubland desert to a place called Targannt Gorge. ‘There was a camel train in the distance, but otherwise we were alone, with the stars above us – it was very Christmassy, in its own way! ‘We woke in the morning under the shadow of palm trees, and said “Happy Christmas” to each other. ‘Last year, we were in the High Atlas mountains on Christmas Eve. We blew most of our cash on dinner, and on Christmas Day we cycled off with the equivalent of about £1.50 in our pockets. ‘We stopped at a roadside shop and asked for some food. The man made us cheesetriangle sandwiches and mint tea. That was Christmas dinner! ‘I’ve no idea exactly what I’ll be doing this year – but we’ll be in Cuba, with the bikes again. And I’m looking forward to it.’

‘We woke up under the shadow of palm trees, and said “Happy Christmas” to each other’

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Dressing Santa’s little helpers ‘We came up with a Christmas nappy,’ says Claire Luck ‘SCA, the company I work for, manufactures Asda’s Little Angels nappies – and this year the brand has a festive nappy*. It’s decorated to turn your baby into an elf – and elves, of course, are Santa’s little helpers! ‘It was great fun to do, as everyone loves a bit of Christmas-inspired merchandise – and we didn’t want babies to miss out. My own nappy-wearing youngster will be sporting one on the big day, while the rest of us are in our festive jumpers.’

NEW BEGINNINGS… friendly smile. They had so many things to offer – dentists and doctors, advice and help. The most amazing thing for me was getting a haircut. I felt human again. ‘On Christmas Day we had a festive dinner, with presents and entertainment. But the thing that meant the most was the belief in us as normal people who’d had misfortunes, not just figures in a doorway. For me, it was a turning point. ‘I went back to stay in the night shelter, but by 6 January I’d been offered sheltered accommodation. These days I work with my local church community, and I help out at their day centre. ‘From that first year, I resolved to be part of Crisis, too. Nobody deserves to be homeless. But I know that people can be very resilient. And I think it makes a difference to ‘guests’ that I’ve had a similar experience.’ crisis.org.uk

‘I walked into the Crisis building in central London and was greeted by a friendly smile. I felt human again’

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THINKING OF OTHERS ‘I realised that one day can change lives,’ says Caroline Billington ‘It was Christmas Day 2007 that made me realise that, yes, it’s only one day – but it really can make a difference. ‘I volunteer as a minibus driver for Handybus, which collects people who can’t get about much. That Christmas I had to pick up some older ladies from a block of sheltered-housing flats, take them to lunch at the local community hall, and pick them up in the afternoon. ‘It sounds pretty simple, and it was. But what struck me was the difference when I collected them. Just a few hours before, these ladies had been strangers who’d lost all their previous neighbours when they moved into the block – and several of them

had been widowed as well. ‘Now they were chatting away like old friends. They’d found themselves a new community and were arranging to meet up again. ‘After that, I kept reading about how many people spend the big day alone. So I set up a charity called Community Christmas, encouraging volunteers to run lunches and events for older people. Making an effort for this one day can make such a difference for the rest of the year.’ communitychristmas.org.uk

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‘I found my way out of homelessness,’ says Tony Finney ‘Three years ago, I spent Christmas Day as one of the guests (as we call them) of homeless charity Crisis. It turned my life around – and ever since then, I’ve volunteered there myself. ‘By Christmas 2012, my life had become very hard. Within a month of losing my job as a porter, I’d lost my home, too. You can only live on other people’s goodwill for so long, and I ended up sleeping on cardboard in Epping Forest, in east London, through a freezing winter. ‘I was surviving on handouts – and physically and mentally, I was in a bad way. When I found a night shelter, I had food and a bed – but from Christmas to New Year it closes down, so we were referred to Crisis. ‘I walked into the charity’s building in central London and was greeted by a


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KIDSÕ CRAFTS

Christmas crafting

It’s easy for your kids to create tasty treats and custom gifts everyone will love – just take simple, time-saving ingredients and add a pinch of festive inspiration…

‘I’m making this for my granddad – he’s going to love it!’

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Santa gift pot

Ava, age 11

YOU NEED Scissors (ask an adult for help when using these) PVA glue Black card, foil card, 2 black pompoms, (all available in multipack) Red mug White felt (or use white card or craft foam) TO MAKE Cut a thin strip of black card, then glue it around the middle of the mug and through the handle to make Santa’s belt. Add a buckle made from the foil card. Glue the pompoms near the base for his boots, and top it all off with a fluffy white felt moustache. Ho ho ho!

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Make up a 500g pack Chosen by you Great To Bake White Bread Mix according to the instructions. After kneading, divide the dough in two. Shape one piece into a circle and put on a lined baking sheet. Halve the rest. Roll one piece into a semicircle and snip with scissors to make a beard, stopping 3cm from the top. Dampen the bottom of the dough circle, position the beard, then shape. From the rest of the dough, make a Santa hat, eyebrows and moustache. Add pitted black olives for eyes and a cherry tomato nose. Prove in a warm place for 30mins, or until it doubles in size. Bake in a preheated oven at 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7 for 25-30mins until golden – ask an adult for help with this. Serves 10 Each 62g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

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791kj Low Low Low Med 189kcal 0.9g 0.2g 0.6g 0.25g 1% 1% 1% 4% 9%

Find our step-by-step guide to creating Santa bread, plus lots more fun festive stuff at ASDA.com/becauseitschristmas

Iced mince pie pops Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7 – ask an adult to help you with this. Unroll a packet of Chosen by you Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry and cut into pairs of shapes, using cookie cutters. Arrange one of each pair on a lined baking sheet. Dollop some mincemeat, from a jar, into the centre of each pastry,

leaving 1cm all round at the edges. Lay the matching shape for each pie on top, brush the edges with water, and press together to seal. Bake for 10-15mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully insert a Chosen by you Cake Pop Stick into each pie, then decorate with icing pens and silver cake balls.

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of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,276kJ/305kcal

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KIDS’ CRAFTS

‘One each for Mum and Dad!’ Charlie, age 6

Choc pretzelsV Melt chocolate in a bowl set over another bowl of hot water (ask an adult to help). Dip in plain pretzels with clean fingers and lay on a tray lined with baking paper. Before they set, decorate with Asda 4 Sprinkles Of Christmas. Allow to cool.

Mr & Mrs Snowman pots YOU NEED Scissors, Styrofoam cups, PVA glue, black marker pen Orange craft foam Flatback gems Pompoms, tinsel pipe cleaners (all available in multipack) Strips of felt, card or craft foam – we used blue and pink

TO MAKE Decorate a Styrofoam cup with a jolly snowman face. Glue on a craft foam carrot nose, plus gems for eyes and rosy cheeks. Dot on a ‘coal’ smile with the marker. For the earmuffs, plait 3 pipe cleaners. Shape into a handle, stick the ends to the

outside of the cup and add a pompom on each side. For the scarf, cut a long strip of felt (about 24cm), snip a fringe into each end and glue around the base of the cup, with the ends overlapping to one side. Repeat with the second cup, in a different colour. DECEMBER 2015 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 25


KIDS’ CRAFTS

Peanut truffles V

In a small bowl, mix 250g crunchy peanut butter and 100g melted white chocolate until well combined. Cool in the fridge for 10mins. While the mixture is still slightly soft, divide into 24 pieces and shape into balls. Chill for 10mins more. Roll each ball in chocolate sprinkles and pop into a reindeer treat bag. Makes 24 Each 16g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS High High High

SALT Med

401kj 96kcal 7.2g 2.4g 3.7g 0.11g 5% 10% 12% 4% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 2,506kJ/599kcal

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Crafting a tasty treat that looks almost too good to eat is so easy with our clever kit! Make up the spicy-sweet gingerbread mix with water and butter, and roll out. Next, use the stencils to cut out the shapes, then bake them – get an adult to help you with these steps. When the biscuits are cool, slot together and decorate with the icing – perfect for your family’s Christmas dinner table. Asda Gingerbread Sleigh Kit, £4 (550g; 73p/100g)

Rudolph Reindeer treat bags YOU NEED Scissors (ask an adult to help you use these), double-sided sticky tape, stapler, PVA glue, tube from inside a kitchen roll Brown card or thick paper Red pompoms, pipe cleaners (available in multipack) Glitter Wiggly eyes Red ribbon TO MAKE Cut the tube in half – put one piece aside. Wrap a rectangle of the brown card around the tube, with 1cm overlap at each end, then secure in place with

the double-sided sticky tape. Make 2 downward snips in the top end of the card (don’t cut the tube) and fold in to cover the rim of the tube neatly. Flatten the bottom end so it looks like a big toothpaste tube. Staple to close it, then trim to neaten, if necessary. Glue on glitter to cover the staples. Make pipe cleaner antlers and glue to the tube. Add wiggly eyes and a red pompom nose. Cut a hole in each side of the tube and attach a length of red ribbon for a handle. Repeat with the other half of the tube to make another treat bag.

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FESTIVE FEASTS Merry veggie Christmas

Fast feast

TURKEY DINNER IN 2 HOURS

Just the two of us

OUR PERFECT PAIRING FOR CHRISTMAS AS A COUPLE

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CHRISTMAS DINNER y a w r u o y

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st a e f t s Fa If time tiime is is sh short or you’re fed up with being rushed off your feet on Christmas Day, get savvy. This combination of clever dishes and cooking methods can save you hours in the kitchen – so you can focus on joining in the fun instead.

STARTER Ready-in-minutes rosti with salmon Little bites to cook ahead of the day – just reheat and top to serve SERVES 6 READY IN 40MINS, PRICE PER SERVING £1.16 800g baking potatoes, peeled 2 large carrots, grated 3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped 100g butter, melted 120g pack Extra Special Maple Smoked Salmon 6tbsp creme fraiche 1tbsp snipped fresh chives

1 Boil the potatoes whole for 12mins. Cool, grate into a bowl and season. Stir in the carrots,

spring onions and butter. 2 Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Shape the mixture into 12 flat rounds. Cook 6 at a time for 6-7mins on each side until crisp. If cooking in advance, allow to cool, store in the fridge for up to 24hrs, then, when needed, fry again until piping hot. 3 To serve, top each rosti with folded smoked salmon slices, creme fraiche and chives.

Each 240g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,486kj High High Low Med 355kcal 22.6g 13.4g 4.6g 0.96g 18% 32% 67% 5% 16% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 619kJ/148kcal

MAIN Spatchcock turkey in under 2 hours Our small turkey (2.5kg) is the best choice for this method. The bird cooks more quickly and evenly, for juicy meat and crisp skin SERVES 6 READY IN 1HR 30MINS, PLUS RESTING TIME PRICE PER SERVING £2.89 2.5kg turkey with giblets For the turkey rub

Quick-tocook menu

Rully Domaine Marguerite Dupasquier, £10.50 (75cl) Lightly oaked with fruity and nutty aromas, this is delicious with seafood.

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3tbsp chopped sage 1tbsp chopped rosemary 1 bay leaf 6 cloves garlic Zest 2 lemons, plus 1tbsp juice 1tbsp olive oil For the gravy 1 onion, finely diced 1 carrot, diced 1 bay leaf 1tbsp olive oil 50g plain flour 1 Lay the turkey on a chopping board, breast-side down. Using a sharp knife, cut along both sides of the backbone, then remove and set aside. Open the turkey out flat. Trim off any fat. 2 Turn the bird over. Press down on either side of the breast until the breastbone cracks. Flatten the bird and tuck the wing tips under. Lay on a rack set over a rimmed baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 3 In a processor, blend the ingredients for the rub until it resembles pesto. Season well. 4 Pat the rub over the turkey. Roast for 50mins, until cooked. To test, pierce the thickest part

of the thigh with a skewer. If the juices run clear, it’s done. If they are slightly pink, return to the oven for 10mins, then test again. Repeat until done. Remove from the tray and wrap in foil to rest. Do not wash the tray. 5 Put the backbone and giblets (not the liver) in a pan with 1L water, boil, then simmer for 30mins. Strain. Keep the stock. Discard the bone and giblets. 6 For the gravy, sweat the onion, carrot and bay leaf in the oil in a pan over a low heat for 10mins. Discard the bay leaf. 7 Add a little hot stock to the tray. Use a non-metallic spatula to scrape up the flavour-packed bits stuck to the base. Add to the onion mixture with the flour and cook for 1min, stirring. Take off the heat and stir in all the stock. Bring to a boil, stir until thickened. Simmer for 5-10mins, stirring, until smooth. 8 Carve the turkey and serve with the gravy. Each 325g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

2,244kj Med Low Low Med 536kcal 17.6g 4.9g 2.3g 1.30g 27% 25% 25% 3% 22% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 690kJ/165kcal


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FESTIVE FEASTS

We have turkeys to suit every Christmas table, from joints and crowns to whole birds. Find our fantastic selection in our Christmas Food Guide

Pierre Darcys Champagne Brut, was £18, now £10* (75cl) Pale gold, with fresh aromas of vanilla and lemon. Perfect for a Christmas toast.

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Vegetarians are able to enjoy a lot of the sides served with Christmas dinner, but veggie alternatives to turkey can often seem uninspired. Treat them to something special with our soup and savoury tarts – both so mouthwatering, non-vegetarians will be queuing up to taste them, too!

SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 5MINS PRICE PER SERVING 74p

STARTER Velvety veggie celeriac & apple soup V

1tbsp olive oil 25g butter 1 onion, chopped 1 leek, trimmed and sliced 500g celeriac, peeled and diced 1tsp thyme leaves 750ml hot vegetable stock 2 apples, peeled and cored 25g shelled hazelnuts, halved 8 sage leaves

Sage and toasted hazelnuts add festive flavour to this silkysmooth blended soup

1 Heat the oil and half of the butter in a pan. Add the onion and leek, cover and

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sweat for 5mins or until softened. Add the celeriac and thyme leaves and cook for a further 5mins. 2 Add the stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for around 25mins or until the celeriac is tender. Slice and add the apple. Cook for 3mins more, allow to cool slightly and blend until smooth. 3 Melt the remaining butter in a pan. Add the hazelnuts and sage, then cook for 1-2mins. Sprinkle on the soup and serve.

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Each 382g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

879kj Med 210kcal 13g 11% 19%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Low

SALT Med

4.2g 12.2g 1.53g 21% 14% 26%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 230kJ/55kcal


FESTIVE FEASTS

Merry veggie Christmas

MAIN Butternut & beetroot tarts with creamy Camembert V

Mouthwatering French cheese meets nuggets of sweet roasted winter veg in a flaky puff pastry nest SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 15MINS PRICE PER SERVING 81p

225g butternut squash, diced 2tsp olive oil 1tsp balsamic vinegar A little flour, for dusting 320g Jus-Rol Light Puff Pastry Sheet 200g Grower’s Selection Cooked Beetroot, drained and quartered 100g Camembert, thinly sliced 2 eggs, beaten 6tbsp double cream 2tsp thyme leaves

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Arrange the squash on a baking sheet and drizzle with the oil and vinegar. Roast for 15-20mins until soft. 2 On a surface lightly dusted with flour, unroll the pastry. Cut into 4 squares and lay loosely in individual tart tins 4cm x 8cm diameter x 3cm deep. 3 Arrange the beetroot, squash and Camembert in the pastry cases. Beat together the eggs,

cream and thyme. Season well. Divide between the tart cases – be careful not to overfill them. 4 Bake for 10mins. Reduce the heat to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and cook for 15mins more until golden. Serve with Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Bundles – turn to p40 for the recipe.

Each 231g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,817kj High High Low Med 434kcal 30.0g 13.4g 8.8g 0.92g 22% 43% 78% 10% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 787kJ/188kcal

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Celebratin Celebrating n as a couple? Forget about crowd-pleasing dishes and treat yourselves with our indulgent dinner for two. The salad starter will appeal to grown-up tastes, and our duck breasts are a twist on the traditional Christmas bird. Enjoy with a bottle of wine. 2 slices Chosen by you Prosciutto, cut into halves Sprigs of basil, to garnish

STARTER Perfectly peachy Italian salad A sophisticated starter of two fragrant, juicy peach halves topped with fresh mozzarella and salty, dry-cured prosciutto SERVES 2 READY IN 20MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.61 6tbsp balsamic vinegar 1tbsp clear honey 2 large, ripe peaches, halved and stoned 15g butter, melted 125g pack light mozzarella, drained and cut into 4

1 For the dressing, simmer the vinegar and honey in a pan for 3-4mins until thick and syrupy. Taste – if it’s still a little vinegary, simmer for 1-2mins more. 2 Lay the peach halves face down on a baking sheet. Brush with butter and cook under a preheated grill for 3-4mins. Turn over, brush with butter and cook for 2-3mins more. 3 Put 2 peach halves on each plate. Top each half with one slice of mozzarella and half a slice of prosciutto, then sprinkle on ground black pepper. Drizzle with the warm dressing and garnish with the basil sprigs.

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Each 312g serving contains: ENERGY

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MAIN Duo of duck breasts with an orange & cherry sauce Rich, succulent meat with deliciously crispy skin. Our Gressingham duck breasts come in pairs – ideal for a couple on Christmas Day SERVES 2 READY IN 25MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.95 2-pack Gressingham Duck Breasts 15g butter 1 shallot, finely diced Zest of 1 clementine, plus the flesh, peeled and chopped 4tbsp fresh orange juice 3tbsp Extra Special Cherry Conserve or jam Fresh orange slices, to serve

and cook for 5-6mins or until the skin is crisp, spooning away the fat as it renders out. Then cook on the other side for 4-5mins, depending on how rare you like it. Lift onto a hot serving plate, cover with foil and a clean tea towel to keep warm, and set aside to rest. 2 Melt the butter in the pan and gently cook the shallot for 2-3mins until softened. Add the zest, chopped clementine and orange juice. Simmer for 1min until it starts to thicken. Stir in the cherry conserve and cook for a further 1min, or until it becomes thick and syrupy. 3 Cut the duck into thin, even slices and arrange on a plate. Serve with the sauce, orange slices and our Potato, Squash, Beetroot & Orange Bake – turn to p40 for the recipe. Each 292g serving contains:

1 Season the duck. Put into a cold frying pan, skin-side down. Turn up the heat to medium

ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

2,199kj High High Med Low 526kcal 25.1g 8.8g 19.3g 0.88g 26% 36% 44% 21% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 753kJ/180kcal

SALT

1,410kj Med Low High Low 337kcal 14.7g 4.4g 30.6g 0.62g 17% 21% 22% 34% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 452kJ/108kcal

Couple’s Christmas

Extra Special New Zealand Pinot Noir, was £8.48, now £8* (75cl) An easy-drinking red with berry flavours. Goes well with duck.

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All the flavours of a turkey dinner in your lunchbox – yes, even the sprouts! SERVES 1 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.98

Working or travelling on the big day? Pack Christmas in your lunchbox to enjoy on the go. Our starter is a retro classic, while the hearty main course lets you tuck into turkey, all the trimmings and even your favourite sides.

1 Extra Special Reduced Fat Pork Sausage, skinned 15g white breadcrumbs onion, finely chopped 4 sage leaves, finely chopped 25g Merchant Gourmet Whole Chestnuts, chopped 2 large Brussels sprouts, trimmed and finely shredded

FESTIVE FEASTS 1 small carrot, grated 1tbsp toasted flaked almonds tsp apple cider vinegar tsp honey tsp Dijon mustard 1tsp olive oil 3 slices Extra Special Malted Grain Sliced Loaf, buttered 2 slices roast turkey 2tbsp luxury cranberry sauce 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. In a bowl, mix the sausagemeat, breadcrumbs, onion, sage and chestnuts. Roll into 8 small balls. Spread out on a baking tray and cook for 18-20mins until golden brown.

2 Mix the sprouts, carrot and almonds in a bowl. 3 In a separate bowl, whisk the vinegar, honey, mustard and oil. Season, pour over the sprout mixture and toss together. 4 Make your triple-decker sandwich with the sprout slaw on one layer, and turkey with a little cranberry sauce on the other. Serve with the stuffing balls and the rest of the cranberry sauce to dip. Each 444g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

2,861kj Low High Med High 684kcal 13.3g 6.7g 25.8g 2.22g 34% 19% 34% 29% 37% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 644kJ/154kcal

STARTER Prawn cocktail kit Pack the ingredients separately to max the bite when you’re ready to eat SERVES 1 READY IN 8MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2 1tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 1tbsp creme fraiche 2tsp tomato ketchup 1-2 drops Tabasco, to taste 90g Fishmonger’s Selection Ready To Eat King Prawns 1 small Little Gem lettuce avocado, stoned and diced 2 lemon wedges

Christmas on the go

1 Mix together the mayo, creme fraiche and sauces. Stir in the prawns. Spoon into a snack pot. 2 Separate the lettuce leaves, wash, dry and put in a container. 3 Put the avocado in a pot. Squeeze over the juice of one lemon wedge. Add the other wedge, whole, on the side. 4 Chill until required, then serve the prawns and avocado inside lettuce leaves – don’t forget to pack a fork and teaspoon.

Each 255g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,398kj High High Low Med 334kcal 25.5g 7.7g 4.8g 1.79g 17% 36% 39% 5% 30% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 548kJ/131kcal

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lengthways and trimmed 2 large courgettes, topped, tailed and sliced lengthways 6tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 2tbsp grated Parmesan 20 large basil leaves 720ml jar Melis Roasted Red Peppers, drained and sliced, or oven-roasted red peppers 120g bag mixed salad leaves 3tbsp dried cranberries Following a special diet doesn’t mean you have to skimp on life’s little luxuries – or miss out on incredible flavour. This wow-factor pairing is perfect for any celebration.

STARTER Layers of flavour G-F terrine V A treat for the eyes and the tastebuds that anyone can feel free to enjoy SERVES 6 READY IN 35MINS, PLUS 6HRS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.29 1 large aubergine, topped, tailed and sliced lengthways 110g pack baby leeks, sliced

1 Brush the aubergine, leeks and courgettes with 3tbsp of the oil. Griddle or pan-fry for 2-3mins on each side until soft and charred. Set aside. 2 In a processor, blitz the garlic, Parmesan, basil and remaining oil into a smooth pesto. 3 Take a 24cm loaf tin. Cut a piece of card to fit the top, and wrap in foil. Set aside. Line the tin with clingfilm. Arrange the veg and peppers inside, packed down tightly, with the pesto spread between each layer. 4 Cover with clingfilm, then lay the foil-wrapped card on top, weighed down with 2 heavy cans. Chill for at least 6hrs. 5 Turn out and unwrap the

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terrine. Discard any liquid. Serve in slices with the salad leaves and cranberries.

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Each 288g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,036kj Med Low Low Med 248kcal 18.4g 3.5g 12.4g 1.73g 12% 26% 18% 14% 29% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 360kJ/86kcal

MAIN Salmon & smoked pancetta in a zesty clementine sauce This inspired combination of seasonal flavours is a great alternative to turkey SERVES 6 READY IN 55MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.29 Zest of 3 clementines, plus the flesh, peeled and chopped 150g fresh cranberries 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice 100g soft light brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 whole star anise 6 x 120g fresh salmon fillets 180g pack Extra Special 20 Oak Smoked Dry Cured Pancetta Slices 1tbsp olive oil

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Put the zest, chopped clementines cranberries, orange juice, sugar and spices into a small pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20mins. Remove the spices carefully with a spoon and set the sauce aside. 2 Top each salmon fillet with 3 slices of pancetta. Put on a rack set over a grill pan and brush all over with the olive oil. Grill for 8-10mins, until the salmon is cooked through and the pancetta is crisp. 3 Serve the salmon with warm clementine sauce and glutenfree Tenderstem Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin – turn to p40 for the recipe. Each 238g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

2,021kj High High Med Med 483kcal 30.9g 7.1g 20.2g 1.19g 24% 44% 36% 22% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 849kJ/203kcal

Sancerre Rosé, was £10.97, now £9* (75cl) Made from Pinot Noir grapes, this rosé wine has floral tones and aromas of summer fruits.

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A taste of luxury This Christmas, treat family and friends to our delicious, premium-quality Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon

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For a Christmas delicacy with sensational flavour, our Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon is hard to beat. Versatile and so easy to prepare, our improved recipe is a musthave for your festive feast. A true taste of Scotland Our Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon is created for us by the Edinburgh Salmon Company, based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Premium-quality salmon from the coast of Scotland is expertly cured and smoked over smouldering beech chips and applewood, for a rich flavour with a hint of sweetness. All our Extra Special salmon is now smoked skinless, for a more even taste throughout the fillet, along with an improved, beautifully velvety texture. Serve our Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon… ● For breakfast, with poached or scrambled eggs. ● As a party buffet bite, on cocktail blinis, with sour cream and snipped chives. ● As a Christmas Day starter, sprinkled with black pepper and with buttered toast and lemon wedges on the side.

Salmon from the coast of Scotland is expertly cured and smoked for delicious flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture

Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon with Glen Moray Whisky*, £4 (120g; £3.33/100g) Extra Special Smoked Scottish Salmon with Thistly Cross Scottish Still Cider*, £4 (120g; £3.33/100g) DECEMBER 2015 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 39


Six sides to complete your festive feast We’ve made life easy for you with simple-to-prepare dishes to mix and match for any Christmas meal Sprout leaves with walnuts & Parmesan At last – a new way to serve these seasonal faves! SERVES 6 READY IN 15MINS PRICE PER SERVING 40p 200g Brussels sprouts 1tbsp olive oil tsp smoked paprika (optional) 50g walnuts, chopped 50g Parmesan, finely grated 1 Preheat the grill. Trim the stalk end of the sprouts and pull the leaves apart. Put on 2 baking sheets. Drizzle over the olive oil and paprika, if using.

2 Grill for 2mins. Toss the leaves to mix. Sprinkle on the walnuts, then cook under the grill for a further 2-3mins until the edges of the leaves are slightly browned. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and serve. Each 52g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS High Med Low

SALT Low

535KJ 128kcal 10.4g 2.6g 1.2g 0.16g 3% 6% 15% 13% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,029kJ/246kcal

Potato, squash, beetroot & orange bake V Cooking everything on one tray makes this colourful bake so easy SERVES 6 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 70p 500g baby potatoes 1 small butternut squash, deseeded, peeled and cut into chunks 300g pack cooked beetroot, cut into chunks

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2tbsp olive oil 2tsp chopped thyme leaves 1tsp mixed dried herbs 2 oranges, peeled and each cut into 6 pieces 1 Put the potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5mins. Drain well. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the drained potatoes in a roasting tray with the squash and beetroot. Drizzle over the olive oil and sprinkle on the herbs. Toss to coat well. Add the orange pieces and cook in the oven for 25mins. 3 Remove from the oven, toss the veg, then use a fork to crush the potatoes. Return to the oven for a further 15-20mins until golden.

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Each 290g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

752kj Low Low Low Low 180kcal 4.1g 0.6g 13.6g 0.03g 9% 6% 3% 15% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 259kJ/62kcal


ACCOMPANIMENTS Roasted parsnip & carrot bundles V Tenderstem broccoli & cauliflower gratin V This wonderful side could double as a vegetarian main

PHOTOGRAPHS: TOBY SCOTT. STYLING: DAVINA PERKINS. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

SERVES 6 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING 90p 400g pack cauliflower florets 2 x 250g packs Tenderstem broccoli 50g butter 3tbsp cornflour 450ml milk Pinch mustard powder 2tbsp chopped parsley 25g breadcrumbs made from gluten-free bread 1 Put the cauliflower in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 8mins, adding the broccoli halfway through. Drain well. 2 Preheat the grill. Melt the butter in a pan. Mix the cornflour into a smooth paste with a little of the milk, then add it to the rest of the milk, along with the mustard powder. Slowly whisk this into the butter and cook, stirring, until it boils and thickens. Stir in the parsley and season to taste. 3 Put the vegetables in an ovenproof dish and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle on the crumbs and grill for 5-7mins, until golden on top and the sauce is bubbling.

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Each 248g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

892kj Med High Low Low 213kcal 10.7g 6.2g 7.2g 0.25g 11% 15% 31% 8% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 360kJ/86kcal

A classic combo that looks elegant but is easy to prepare and serve SERVES 6 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING 42p 3 medium carrots, peeled 3 medium parsnips, peeled 2 baby leeks, trimmed and halved lengthways 6tsp honey, warmed 1tsp dried thyme 2tbsp olive oil 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Cut the carrots and parsnips into batons roughly 7cm long and 1cm thick. Mix together, then gather into small bundles. Wrap a strand of the baby leek around the middle of each and tie to fasten. 3 Lay the bundles on the baking tray. Brush with the honey, sprinkle over the thyme and drizzle with olive oil, then bake for 25mins until crisp.

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Each 187g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

610kj Low 146kcal 5g 7% 7%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Med

SALT Low

0.7g 13.7g 0.02g 4% 15% <1%%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 326kJ/78kcal

Pan-fried chorizo, chestnuts & mushrooms This speedy side goes particularly well with pork or beef SERVES 6 READY IN 20MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.20 1tsp olive oil 130g pack diced chorizo 150g pack baby button mushrooms, sliced 200g pack Merchant Gourmet Whole Chestnuts, chopped 6tsp balsamic vinegar 200g baby spinach leaves 3tbsp chopped parsley 1 Heat the oil in a pan and add the chorizo. Fry for 2mins. 2 Add the mushrooms and cook for 3mins, stirring. 3 Add the chestnuts and vinegar. Cook for a further 5mins. Stir in the spinach leaves until just wilted. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Each 106g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Med Med Med

SALT Med

687KJ 164kcal 8.6g 2.9g 6.7g 0.74g 8% 12% 15% 7% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 649kJ/155kcal

Sausage meat & brioche stuffing muffins This delicious stuffing is made simple by baking in individual muffin tins SERVES 6 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING 65p 1tsp oil 1 onion, chopped 400g pack Butcher’s Selection Pork Sausage Meat 2tbsp chopped parsley 1tbsp chopped sage, plus sprigs to garnish 1 small apple, cored and grated 100g brioche, cut into 1cm cubes 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Brush 6 holes of a muffin tin with the oil. 2 Put all the ingredients except the brioche in a bowl and mix well. Add the brioche and stir to combine. Spoon into the greased muffin tin holes. 3 Cook in the oven for 25mins. Garnish with the sage sprigs. Each 126g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

622KJ Med 148kcal 10g 7% 14%

SATURATES SUGARS Med Low

SALT Low

2.6g 5.4g 0.13g 13% 6% 2%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 494kJ/118kcal

Top tip You can assemble these impressive vegetable bundles the day before to store in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them

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Homely food, just as it should be.


ACCOMPANIMENTS Turkey gravy Pomegranate juice, 1tsp brandy and a few thyme sprigs will take the taste up a notch.

Bread sauce Red cabbage

Add a dollop of Extra Special Redcurrant Jelly and a dash of gin, then top with lime zest for a tangy treat.

Give this an indulgent, fruity flavour plus a touch of colour with 1-2tbsp clotted cream, a little grated nutmeg and dried cranberries.

PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: LAUREN FLOODGATE PHOTOGRAPH: DAN JONES. STYLING: DAVINA PERKINS. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

Pimp my side Our top tricks to give readybought veg and sauces that special homemade flavour Beef gravy

A splash of red wine and Worcestershire sauce, plus 1tsp wholegrain mustard will give your gravy a richer flavour.

Roasties

Toss ready-prepared spuds in a little melted Extra Special Goose Fat, sprinkle over polenta and a few sprigs of rosemary, then roast for perfect posh potatoes.

Horseradish sauce

A dash of cream, plus paprika and chives will add an extra kick.

Cranberry sauce

For added zing, mix in a few pieces of chopped stem ginger, the juice and zest of one orange, and 1tsp clear honey.

Mayonnaise

Stir in creme fraiche, mixed fresh herbs and lemon zest to create a creamy sauce for salmon.

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WORLD FLAVOURS

Santa’s global feast

PHOTOGRAPHS: PHIL WEBB. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

It’s his one day off a year – so on Christmas Day, Santa deserves a treat. We’ve got a choice of favourite festive dishes from around the world, for wherever he’s parking his sleigh

FROM JAMAICA

Jerk gammon cooked in ginger ale

Served early on Christmas afternoon, meat such as baked ham is traditionally eaten with rice and peas SERVES 4 READY IN 2HRS 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2 1.4-1.8kg Butcher’s Selection Unsmoked Gammon Joint (minimum weight 1.4kg) 2.5L Chosen by you Ginger Ale 3 balls stem ginger, from

a jar, finely chopped 3tbsp syrup from the stem ginger jar 1tbsp Chosen by you Jerk Seasoning

1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Put the gammon in a casserole dish. Pour over the ginger ale to cover. Cook in the oven, with the lid on, for 2hrs. 2 Carefully remove the gammon and discard the ginger ale. Turn up the heat to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Mix together the ginger, syrup

and jerk seasoning. Remove any skin from the meat. Brush the syrup mixture onto the fat. 3 Return the gammon to the oven and cook for 15-20mins, until the glaze is caramelised. Serve hot or cold.

Each 113g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

983kj Med Med Low High 235kcal 13.6g 4.4g 3.3g 3.28g 12% 1.9% 22% 4% 55% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 870kJ/208kcal

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Salmon & potato soup – Lohikeitto Salmon is enjoyed for the main Finnish feast on Christmas Eve, and is also popular on Christmas Day and Boxing Day SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.10 1tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 Marabel potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks 900ml Extra Special Fish Stock 1tsp allspice 2 bay leaves

500g salmon fillets, skinned and cubed 150ml double cream 5tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus a sprig to garnish Sliced rye bread and butter, to serve

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1 Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the onion over a low heat for 5mins. Add the potato chunks and turn up the heat to medium. Cook for a further 3mins, stirring. 2 Pour in the fish stock, add the allspice and bay leaves, then simmer for 10-15mins, until the potatoes are tender. 3 Remove the bay leaves, then add the salmon cubes and

cream. Cook gently for 10mins. Stir in the chopped dill, tsp salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. 4 Serve the soup in bowls, garnished with a sprig of fresh dill, alongside slices of buttered rye bread. Each 419g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,876kj High High Low High 448kcal 28.1g 10.9g 2.9g 2.10g 22% 40% 55% 3% 35% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal

PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. MINIMUM SPEND WILL APPLY ONLINE. 40P BAG CHARGE AND DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY ONLINE. *OFFER AVAILABLE UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2015. IF YOU LOOK UNDER 25 AND WANT TO BUY AGE-RESTRICTED PRODUCTS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR AGE. CHALLENGE 25. NO I.D. NO SALE

FROM FINLAND


WORLD FLAVOURS

Extra Special Gavi, was £8, now £6* (75cl) This dry white is crisp with a lemony palate and nutty finish. Delicious with fish dishes.

FROM FRANCE

Coquilles Saint Jacques This starter is often served at Reveillon, a meal eaten early on Christmas Day following the midnight church service SERVES 4 READY IN 25MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.01 8 Extra Special Half Shell Scallops Fish Counter Speciality Frozen 3tbsp dried breadcrumbs 25g Parmesan, finely grated 25g butter, melted

1tsp chopped fresh parsley 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Rinse the scallops under cold water. Pat dry with kitchen roll.

2 Top with the crumbs and cheese. Brush with butter and sprinkle on the parsley. 3 Bake for 12-14mins until golden, making sure the scallops are piping hot.

Each 64g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

651kj Med High Low Med 156kcal 7.7g 4.6g 0.6g 0.51g 8% 11% 23% 1% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,017kJ/243kcal

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PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. MINIMUM SPEND WILL APPLY ONLINE. 40P BAG CHARGE AND DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY ONLINE. *OFFER AVAILABLE UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2015. IF YOU LOOK UNDER 25 AND WANT TO BUY AGE-RESTRICTED PRODUCTS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR AGE. CHALLENGE 25. NO I.D. NO SALE

WORLD FLAVOURS

Extra Special Viognier, was £7.25, now £5* (75cl) Soft, peachy fruit flavours. The perfect partner to spiced dishes.

FROM MADAGASCAR

Coconut chicken Ð Akoho sy voanio

Chicken with rice is a typical Christmas dinner on this large African island. People dress in their smartest clothes and get together in large groups to share their feast SERVES 2 READY IN 1HR 10MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.37 1tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts 1 large red onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated 400g can reduced-fat coconut milk

3tbsp tomato puree 10 cherry tomatoes, halved Fresh coriander, to garnish Rice, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Heat half

the oil in a large pan and fry the chicken over a medium heat for 3-4mins to brown all over. Transfer to a roasting tray and cook in the oven for 18mins. 2 Meanwhile, add the onion and the remaining oil to the pan and cook for 5mins over a low heat. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for a further 1min. 3 Pour the coconut milk into the pan and stir in the

tomato puree. Simmer for 10mins. Add the cherry tomatoes and simmer for a further 1min. 4 Remove the chicken from the oven and slice thickly. Add to the sauce and stir to mix. Top with coriander leaves and freshly ground black pepper, and serve with rice.

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Each 553g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,689kj Med High Low Low 404kcal 19.4g 13.3g 13.3g 0.06g 20% 28% 67% 15% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 305kJ/73cal

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WORLD FLAVOURS FROM BRAZIL

Cinnamon eggy bread – Rabanada V

A treat at Ceia de Natal – a Christmas Supper eaten after Mass – this, like many Brazilian dishes, has Portuguese roots SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING 88p 3 large eggs 3tbsp condensed milk 4tbsp whole milk tsp vanilla extract (optional) 4 slices brioche 3tbsp olive oil Pinch cinnamon

Chocolate sauce and mixed berries, to serve 1 Beat together the eggs, condensed milk, whole milk and vanilla extract, if using. 2 Pour into a shallow dish and add the brioche slices,

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turning to coat them. Leave to absorb the liquid for 20mins. 3 When ready to cook, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the slices for 2-3mins on each side until golden. 4 Drain on kitchen roll, dust with cinnamon and serve with chocolate sauce and berries.

Each 187g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,737kj Med Med High Low 415kcal 18.3g 5.8g 29.9g 0.56g 21% 26% 29% 33% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 929kJ/222kcal


Serving Suggestion

Make a delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake this Christmas Ingredients Serves 16 200g self-raising flour 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 125g dark chocolate 100ml vegetable oil 100ml water 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 405g CARNATION¨ Light Condensed Milk

Find me in store in the Desserts and Baking aisle

STEP 1. Preheat oven to 180˚C (160˚C with fan) Gas mark 4. STEP 2. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl. Place the dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Add the oil, water, CARNATION¨ Light Condensed Milk, eggs and vanilla to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth. STEP 3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and then pour in half the chocolate mix. Stir well, then add the other half and mix till smooth. STEP 4. Pour the mixture into 2 prepared 8 inch cake tins and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer to the centre comes out clean. STEP 5. Chill completely. Sandwich the cakes together with the CARNATION¨ Chocolate filling and topping then use the remainder to cover.

For the topping: ¨

363g CARNATION Chocolate filling and topping Top with selection of berries

For more tasty Christmas recipes, please visit

www.carnation.co.uk

® Reg. Trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. Available in selected stores only, while stocks last.

Each serving (1/16 Chocolate Fudge Cake) contains

Energy

1338kJ 320kcal

16%

Fat

Saturates Sugars

Salt

15.1g 6.0g 28.1g 0.47g 22%

30%

31%

8%

of an adult’s Reference Intake (RI)* Typical energy values per 100g (before preparation): 1857kJ/432kcal.

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.


Now there is a new way to unlock the fresh pizzeria taste

NEW RISTORANTECALZONESPECIALE www.pizzaristorante.co.uk Available from the frozen aisle in selected stores only, while stocks last.

The brand new Ristorante Calzone Speciale. Experience the taste of an Italian Pizzeria. A folded pizza which is richly flled with mushrooms, salami, ham, tomato sauce and cheese, then sprinkled with cheese and herbs.


DELECTABLE DESSERTS

Sweet dreams

PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

Get nostalgic for your favourite sweetshop treats with our delicious desserts, based on classic Christmas stocking-fillers

Mint & chocolate ice cream cake V

Fans of minty choc sticks will love this easy-to-make treat. You could also decorate it with chocolate after-dinner mints SERVES 14 READY IN 15MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 82p 2 tubs Chosen by you Loaded Mint Choc Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, slightly softened 130g box mint Matchmakers Asda Christmas Shimmer Snowflakes, to decorate

1 Line a 20cm loaf tin with clingfilm, leaving some hanging over the edges of the tin. 2 Put the ice cream in the loaf tin and press down firmly, smoothing the top. Cover with clingfilm and return to the freezer until needed.

3 When ready to serve, turn the ice cream out of the tin onto a serving platter and remove the clingfilm. Break the Matchmakers in half and use to cover the sides, and use whole on top of the ice cream. Pile more broken Matchmakers on top and add some Shimmer Snowflakes to finish. Each 45g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

452kj Med 108kcal 4.5g 5% 6%

SATURATES SUGARS High High

SALT Low

3.1g 13.5g 0.05g 16% 15% 1%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,004kJ/240kcal

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Sparkling wine jellies Our version of classic fruit jelly sweets uses rosé wine, but you could use grape juice for an alcohol-free treat

75cl bottle sparkling rosé wine 8 sheets leaf gelatine 1 lime, sliced 75g caster sugar, plus extra to decorate 1 Put the wine in a large heatproof measuring jug. Break the gelatine into pieces, add to the wine and stir to mix. Set aside for 10mins. 2 Meanwhile, moisten the rims of 6 glasses with the lime slices, then dip the rims into caster sugar. 3 Put 400ml boiling water in a pan and add the 75g

Walnut-topped pavlova V This luxurious chocolate-coated dessert is filled with meringue and cream SERVES 20 READY IN 2HRS 15MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 24p 4 medium egg whites 1tsp lemon juice 240g golden caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1tsp cornflour 65g walnuts, finely chopped 225g milk chocolate, melted 300ml whipping cream 6 walnut halves 1 Preheat the oven to 140C/ 120C Fan/Gas 1. Whisk the egg whites and lemon juice together until soft peaks form. Add the caster sugar, 1tbsp at a time – beat between each addition. 2 Fold in the vanilla, cornflour and chopped walnuts. 3 On separate sheets of baking paper, draw a 10cm, 12cm and 14cm circle. Put onto baking sheets. Divide the mixture, in proportion, between the circles. Using a palette knife, level the

tops and shape the sides so they slope slightly. 4 Bake the 2 smaller meringues for 1hr 30mins and the larger one for 2hrs. Remove from the oven. Leave to cool completely. 5 Melt the chocolate plus 150ml of the cream in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, stirring – don’t let the bowl touch the water. Take off the heat. Cool for 1hr then chill for 30mins. Whisk with an electric hand-whisk until spreadable. 6 Whip the rest of the cream. Use to sandwich the meringue layers together. Spread the chocolate cream over the top and sides. When set, top with the walnut halves and serve.

Each 57g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

863kj High High High Low 206kcal 13.1g 6.3g 18.8g 0.11g 10% 19% 32% 21% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,515kJ/362kcal

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sugar. Heat gently and stir until it dissolves completely. Remove from the heat. 4 Squeeze the liquid from the gelatine, catching any excess in the measuring jug. 5 Add the gelatine to the pan of sugar water. Whisk well until it has dissolved. 6 Pour back into the jug with the wine and stir to mix. Pour into the decorated glasses. Put in the fridge to chill for 4-5hrs or until set.

Each 205g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

660kj Low Low Med Low 158kcal 0.2g 0.2g 18.7g 0.02g 8% <1% 1% 21% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 322kJ/77kcal

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. MINIMUM SPEND WILL APPLY ONLINE. 40P BAG CHARGE AND DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY ONLINE IF YOU LOOK UNDER 25 AND WANT TO BUY AGE-RESTRICTED PRODUCTS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR AGE. CHALLENGE 25. NO I.D. NO SALE

SERVES 6 READY IN 20MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 54p


DELECTABLE DESSERTS

Extra Special Asti Spumante £5.48 (75cl) A classic sweet sparkling wine – perfect with creamy desserts and cheesecake.

Orange & chocolate cheesecake V Celebrate the wonderful combination of orange and chocolate in this rich, zesty cheesecake SERVES 18 READY IN 57MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 32p 150g chocolate digestive biscuits 75g unsalted butter, softened 400g Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese Zest of 1 orange, plus extra to decorate 4tbsp fresh orange juice 4tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra to decorate

1 level tbsp cornflour, blended with 1tbsp cold water tsp Extra Special Valencian Orange Extract 150g caster sugar 150g creme fraiche 3 medium eggs 150ml double cream, whipped Terry’s Chocolate Orange, to decorate

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm loose-based cake tin and line the base with baking paper. 2 Put the chocolate biscuits in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin to form fine crumbs. Put in a bowl, add the softened butter and mix together. Press into the base of the cake tin, then bake for 10mins. 3 Put the soft cheese in a bowl with the orange zest and juice. Mix well. Add the cocoa powder, blended cornflour,

orange extract, caster sugar, creme fraiche and eggs. Beat until smooth using a whisk or processor. 4 Pour over the biscuit base. Bake for 45-50 mins, then leave to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar. 5 Spoon the whipped cream over the cheesecake. Sprinkle over the extra orange zest and cocoa powder, then finish with Chocolate Orange slices.

Each 80g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

1,061kj High 254kcal 16g 13% 23%

SATURATES SUGARS High Med

SALT Low

9.6g 16.8g 0.24g 48% 19% 4%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,326kJ/317kcal

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Delicious Seeded Bread

Serving suggestion

Available in selected stores only, while stocks last. Loaf 800g (ÂŁ0.125/100g).

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TIMESAVERS

Festive foodie PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES. CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED IN THE KITCHEN AND ONLY ADULTS SHOULD OPERATE THE COOKER OR USE SHARP UTENSILS. *ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER PREPARING RAW MEAT AND OTHER FOODS. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. MINIMUM SPEND WILL APPLY ONLINE. 40P BAG CHARGE AND DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY ONLINE

TIPS & TIMESAVERS Thaw the turkey – and avoid a meltdown. Our handy tricks and shortcuts will help to keep things running smoothly when you cook your Christmas dinner MINCE PIES IN A MOMENT Bake mince pies and freeze up to 3 months in advance. Simply reheat to serve for 10mins in a 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6 oven and no one will know you haven’t just made them fresh!

Blanch your Brussels!

Don’t get steamed up – pre-cook fresh Brussels sprouts with this classic chef’s cheat. Rinse your sprouts and pick off any discoloured leaves, then drop into a pan of boiling water. Simmer for 4-6mins, depending on size, then drain and immediately plunge into ice-cold water – this halts the cooking process to stop them going soggy. Once cooled, put in a bowl, cover with clingfilm and store in the fridge. Then just reheat to serve on the day.

Call on Santa’s little helpers... Food preparation takes up a lot of time so let the kids have fun getting stuck into simple tasks, such as washing sprouts and wrapping pigs in blankets*. Meanwhile, the grown-ups can chop the veg.

Stuffing freezes well in a covered oven dish. Thaw first thing on Christmas Day then just pop in the oven to cook. Make sure it’s piping hot all the way through before serving.

Mix your Yorkshire pudding batter on Christmas Eve and store in the fridge. Or make and freeze puds up to a month ahead, to reheat on the day.

Part-prepare roasties up to one month in advance. Halve or quarter peeled floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward), cover with cold water in a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5mins, drain, then shake in the pan to roughen up the edges for lots of crispy bits. Toss in melted goose fat, cool, freeze on a lined baking tray, then transfer to a freezer bag. On the day, preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Add 1tbsp melted goose fat to a roasting tin, coat the potatoes in it, and cook for 20mins, turning once. Increase the heat to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7 and cook for 35-45mins, tossing occasionally, until crisp and golden.

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TIMESAVERS

Make things easy if you’re really short on time and oven space by serving a simple starter that doesn’t need cooking. Melon with Parma ham or prawn cocktail are both classics – and super-speedy! For more great turkey and festive sides ideas, visit ASDA. com/recipes

Our Christmas Food Guide is crammed with advice on choosing the right size turkey for your festive dinner – from whole birds or prepared joints to ready-stuffed. Cooking it is easy, too – simply follow our tips below.

TURKEY TIPS

Savour the flavour For an even more delicious twist, use a flavoured butter. They can also be melted over cooked meats, chicken, fish or veg. To make your own, beat softened butter with a wooden spoon, and mix in herbs, spices and other flavourings. Try… ● parsley & lemon ● shallot & chive ● thyme & garlic ● chilli & lime Add a zesty, aromatic twist to your turkey by stuffing the cavity with halved citrus fruit before roasting. Discard after the bird has been carved.

Get Christmas Day-ready

Roasts with the most Trussing your whole turkey – tying the legs and wings in place with cook’s string – not only looks better when you serve the roast, it also helps the meat cook more evenly. Tender turkey To help keep turkey moist, roast breast-side down for the first hour, then turn over until it’s cooked through.

Baste your bird For succulent meat, baste your turkey with pan juices every 30mins as it roasts, and also while it’s resting after coming out of the oven.

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Make stock for your gravy in advance – simmer a roast chicken carcass for 4hrs, strain the liquid, cool, then freeze. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using. Or make stock the day before with the giblets (not the liver) that come with the turkey. You could do this in a slow cooker overnight. To make your gravy, top up the stock with the strained turkey pan juices after roasting. Gravy can be frozen for up to 2 months.

CHRISTMAS KITCHEN MUST-HAVES ❑ Extra-wide foil – to cover the bird. ❑ Clingfilm – to wrap up leftovers. ❑ Plastic food containers – to store leftovers. ❑ Cook’s string – to secure meat and poultry before roasting. ❑ Freezer bags – to freeze leftovers. ❑ Cocktail sticks – to serve party bites. ❑ Kitchen roll – to mop up spills. BE PREPARED Little get-ahead jobs to make things easier on the big day… ● Sharpen carving and kitchen knives – buy a sharpener in store. ● Clean the fridge and freezer – use up leftovers to clear space before your big Christmas shop. ● Set the table on Christmas Eve – get the kids to help out. ● Clean the oven – better for cooking, and easier to clean after dinner, too.

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Butter it up To keep turkey meat juicy and enhance the flavour, rub butter under and over the skin before roasting. Starting at the cavity end, loosen the skin – carefully so it doesn’t tear – and use your hands to work softened butter into the meat under it. Then rub more on the outside of the bird.

To make your turkey easier to carve, remove the wishbone before cooking. Lift the skin from the neck so you can see the meat underneath. Put your finger in the cavity and feel for the V-shaped wishbone. Cut around it with a small knife then pull it out carefully, making sure not to damage the meat around it.


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EVERYDAY MEALS

In between days

It’s easy to feed the family from Boxing Day to New Year’s Eve with these delicious dishes that’ll make the most of your leftovers, too

Tuscan white bean stew

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This simple, satisfying dish is ideal when you’ve got cooked meat to use up SERVES 4 READY IN 35MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.25 2tbsp olive oil 1tbsp butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2tsp dried mixed herbs 500ml chicken stock 2 x 300g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 100g cherry tomatoes 200g leftover ham, torn into pieces 2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional) Crusty bread, to serve 1 Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan and cook the onion and carrots for 5mins until soft. 2 Add the garlic and herbs and cook over a low heat for 1min. Pour in the stock and add the beans. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 15mins. Add the tomatoes and ham, and cook for 5mins more. 3 Scatter on the parsley, if using, and season with black pepper. Serve with bread.

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1,265kj Med Low Low Med 302kcal 12.5g 4.0g 7.7g 1.61g 15% 18% 20% 9% 27% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 314kJ/75kcal

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EVERYDAY MEALS Hot & sour soup Packed with wonderful Asian flavours, this soup includes a kick of chilli to warm you on winter days! SERVES 4 READY IN 25MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.35 1tbsp vegetable oil 150g baby chestnut mushrooms, halved 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced, or 2tsp chilli flakes 130g pack babycorn or 130g Chosen by you Frozen Sweetcorn 1L hot chicken stock made with 1 stock cube 2tbsp light soy sauce 1tsp ground ginger 1tbsp balsamic vinegar 250g cooked leftover turkey 150g Chosen by you Udon Noodles Juice and zest of 1 lime, plus wedges to serve 3 spring onions, sliced

1 Heat the vegetable oil in a pan, add the mushrooms and cook over a high heat for 3-4mins until browned. 2 Reduce the heat, add the chilli and cook for a further 1min. Add the corn and chicken stock, then add the soy sauce, ginger and vinegar. Bring to a simmer. 3 Add the turkey and noodles, then simmer gently for 5mins. Stir in the lime juice and zest. Top with the spring onion and serve with the lime wedges.

Each 355g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

1,144kj Low 273kcal 6.7g 14% 10%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Low

1.1g 6%

SALT High

3.9g 2.13g 4% 36%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 322kJ/77kcal

Salmon & broccoli filo tarts You can make these a few hours ahead and chill, covered, ready to pop in the oven later SERVES 6 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.25 3 sheets filo pastry 125g pack Tenderstem broccoli, broken into small florets 40g butter, melted 125g Chosen by you Original Soft Cheese 2 eggs 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1tbsp chopped dill, plus extra to serve (optional) 6 slices smoked salmon Mixed salad, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Cut each filo sheet in half along the middle to make rectangles. Cut each half into 4 small squares. 2 Put the broccoli in a bowl and pour over boiling water to cover. Leave for 2mins. Drain, 62

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then put on kitchen roll to absorb any excess moisture. 3 Brush 6 holes of a muffin tin and the pastry sheets with the melted butter. Layer 4 squares of pastry in each muffin hole, rotating each one a little – they’ll hang over the tin slightly. Bake for 5mins. 4 Beat the soft cheese and eggs together. Stir in the spring onions and chopped dill, if using. Season with pepper. 5 Spoon the cheese mixture into the filo cases and add the broccoli and a slice of salmon. Bake for 10mins until set. Top with dill, if you like, and serve with salad. Each 128g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,216kj Med High Low Med 291kcal 15.4g 7.9g 2.0g 1.28g 15% 22% 40% 2% 21% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 950kJ/227kcal


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EVERYDAY MEALS Beetroot, feta & lentil salad V

SERVES 4 READY IN 15MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.50 500g Smart Price Cooked Beetroot, cubed 250g Good& Balanced Green Lentils 250g pack baby plum tomatoes, halved 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 150g feta cheese, crumbled 3tbsp olive oil 1tbsp lemon juice 2tsp honey Lemon wedges, to serve 1 Put the beetroot in a large bowl with the lentils and tomatoes. Add the avocado slices and feta and stir to mix. 2 Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Pour over the salad and toss well. Season with black pepper, then serve with lemon wedges. Each 341g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,598kj High High Low Med 382kcal 23.5g 7.8g 16.0g 1.71g 19% 34% 39% 18% 29% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 469kJ/112kcal

Creamy parsnip & turkey bacon pasta The sweet taste and smooth texture of the parsnip puree means you only need to add a little cream to this sauce SERVES 4 READY IN 25MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.40 1tbsp olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 300g tagliatelle 300g leftover roast parsnips, mashed 150ml chicken stock 50ml single cream 4 slices turkey bacon 50g mixed nuts, chopped 64

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50g Parmesan, grated Flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve 1 Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the shallots and fry for 3mins. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1min. 2 Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Drain well and set aside.

3 To make the sauce, blitz the parsnips, stock and shallot mixture in a processor until smooth. Return to the pan, add the cream and heat through. Stir the pasta into the sauce. 4 Preheat the grill to high. Grill the bacon for 5mins, turning once. Chop, then add to the pasta with the nuts and Parmesan. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

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Each 340g serving contains: ENERGY

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2,262kj Med Med 541kcal 17.3g 5.8g 27% 25% 29%

SALT Low

7.5g 1.02g 8% 17%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 665kJ/159kcal

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This salad is easy to put together with handy store-cupboard lentils. Add a soft-boiled egg to make it even heartier


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Grab a sarnie for a delicious taste of Christmas when you’re on the go What better way to get in the Christmas spirit when you’re on the go than with a mini festive meal in a sarnie. Why not try one of our premium sandwiches, such as the irresistible Turkey Feast With All The Trimmings, or our delicious Pigs Under Blankets sandwich, packed with pork and onion sausage, stuffing and smoked bacon.

If you’re really peckish, you’ll love the appetite-busting Three-Course Festive Feast – a sandwich trio of prawn cocktail, turkey breast and stuffing, and Cheddar, chutney and lettuce. Or grab a delicious Turkey Dinner Wrap for a traditional combination with a twist. To try this tasty range, look in the Food To Go section.

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Cranberries These seasonal ruby-red berries aren’t just for the classic festive sauce – they also work well in our irresistible recipes

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Quick & easy cranberry Eton mess V

For a festive take on a summer classic, layer our Cranberry Sauce (p68), or any you have left over from a jar, with softly whipped double cream and crushed meringue. It’s a perfect combination of tangy and creamy flavours with a lovely sweet crunch.

Fresh cranberries are only available for a few months, so if you want a year-round supply, you can freeze them. ● Remove any damaged berries, then rinse under cold water and dry on kitchen roll. ● Put on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for a few hours. Transfer to a freezer bag – they’ll keep for up to 9 months. ● To use, refresh under cold water, straight from the freezer, then dry on kitchen roll. DECEMBER 2015 | ASDA.COM/RECIPES | 67


Cranberry & lime vodka V

Prick fresh cranberries with a sharp knife and place in a sterilised bottle (see below). Add strips of lime zest, then fill up to the top with vodka. Seal the bottle and set aside to infuse for at least 5 days, shaking 2 or 3 times a day. TO STERILISE, preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/ Gas 1. Wash the bottle in hot, soapy water, then rinse well. Remove any rubber seals, then put in the oven on its side for 30mins.

This traditional classic works with sweet as well as savoury dishes. We’ve added orange for extra zing

SERVES 30 READY IN 15MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 28p

Berry versatile

● Add cranberries to rice dishes, such as pilaf. ● Sauté with green beans for a special side dish. ● Add to salads with fresh sweet fruits, such as pears.

Put 500g fresh cranberries in a pan, along with the grated zest and juice of an orange, then bring to a gentle simmer. Add 125g caster sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. Simmer for 4mins or until the cranberries burst. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool before serving. Each 26g serving contains: ENERGY

95kj 23kcal 1%

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low Med

0g 0%

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5.2g 0.00g 6% 0%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 364kJ/87kcal

Cheat’s cranberry Danish V

Tangy cranberries plus easy puff pastry equals a top treat MAKES 8 READY IN 30MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 37p 115g Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese 2tbsp caster sugar tsp vanilla extract 3tbsp light brown sugar 25g butter 1tsp cornflour mixed with 1tsp of water tsp cinnamon tsp ground nutmeg 150g fresh cranberries 1 sheet Chosen by you 68 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | DECEMBER 2015

Ready Rolled Puff Pastry 1 egg, lightly beaten Icing sugar, for dusting 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Beat together the cream cheese, caster sugar and vanilla extract. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Put the brown sugar in a pan with the butter, cornflour and spices on a medium heat for

2mins, stirring, until thick. Stir in the berries. Leave to cool. 3 Cut 8 pastry squares and put on the trays. Add a dollop of cheese and cranberry compote to the middle of each one. 4 Make a diagonal cut from each corner to the filling. Fold every other point inwards to create a pinwheel shape. Brush with the beaten egg to glaze. 5 Bake for 12mins until golden. Cool, then dust with icing sugar.

Each 101g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,179kj Med High Med Med 282kcal 17.2g 8.7g 11.1g 0.61g 14% 25% 44% 12% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,167kJ/279kcal

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Cranberry sauce V


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Star attractions Make a change from the traditional fruit Christmas cake with one of these showstopping centrepieces. They look amazing, but are all based on a simple Swiss roll recipe

COVER RECIPE

Raspberry candy-cane cake, p72

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CENTREPIECE CAKES

TIP Swiss rolls tend to go stale quickly, so don’t make these cakes more than a day in advance

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Basic Swiss roll V The base for our 3 cakes SERVES 8 READY IN 45MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 18p 5 medium eggs 115g caster sugar 110g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 2tsp boiling water Raspberry jam and icing sugar, to decorate 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Oil a 37cm x 25cm Swiss roll tin and line with baking paper. 2 Whisk the eggs and sugar for 5mins until pale and thick. Sift the flour and baking powder together – repeat 3 times. Add to the egg mixture with the vanilla and water. Fold together. 3 Spoon into the tin and spread evenly. Cook for 18mins until golden and the sponge springs back when pressed lightly. 4 Turn out the sponge onto clean baking paper. Peel off and discard the paper liner it was baked on. Roll up the sponge together with the new baking paper. Cool on a rack, then unroll. Discard the paper. 5 Spread on the jam. Roll up the sponge. Dust with icing sugar.

Each 68g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Med Low Med

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666kj 159kcal 3.6g 1.0g 14.3g 0.27g 8% 5% 5% 16% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 979kJ/234kcal

Raspberry swirl* The impressive-looking stripes are created with a red sponge mixture SERVES 12 READY IN 1HR 20MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 65p 5 medium eggs 115g caster sugar 110g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 2tsp boiling water 1tsp Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Bright Red 300ml double cream 1tbsp icing sugar, plus extra to decorate 200g pack raspberries, crushed with a fork 2tbsp Chambord liqueur Berries, to decorate 1 Separate 1 egg and set aside tsp of the white. Using the rest of the egg plus the other 4 eggs, follow the basic Swiss roll recipe to the end of step 2. 2 Spoon three-quarters of the cake mixture into the tin and spread evenly. Stir the red gel into the remaining mixture, then put in a piping bag with a plain, medium nozzle. Pipe diagonal lines across the plain mixture. 3 Follow the cooking and cooling instructions in steps 3 and 4 of the basic recipe. 4 Whip together the cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in the raspberries and Chambord. Spread over the unrolled sponge. Re-roll and put on a serving plate. 5 Brush the berries with the reserved egg white, sprinkle with icing sugar to frost, then arrange on the cake. Each 92g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,051kj Med High Med Low 251kcal 15.6g 9.1g 13.8g 0.18g 13% 22% 46% 15% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,142kJ/273kcal

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Ice palace cake V Inspired by a winter wonderland, this amazing cake is decorated with shards made from clear mint sweets for a spectacular glacier-style finish

500ml double cream 4 x 120g bars Milkybar white chocolate, broken into pieces 400g Smart Price Clear Mints 10 medium eggs 230g caster sugar 220g plain flour 2tsp baking powder 2tsp vanilla extract 4tsp boiling water 2 x 200g packs raspberries

Raspberry candy-cane cake The decoration for this is simple but looks stunning. Save the candy canes for later â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you can resist! SERVES 28 READY IN 1HR 50MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 73p 500ml double cream 4 x 120g bars Milkybar white chocolate, broken into pieces 10 medium eggs 230g caster sugar 220g plain flour 2tsp baking powder 2tsp vanilla extract 4tsp boiling water 2 x 200g packs raspberries 4tbsp Chambord liqueur About 60 candy canes, some cake sparklers and a cake ribbon, to decorate 1 Put the cream in a heavybottomed pan and heat until boiling. Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate. Leave for 5mins, then stir until smooth. Leave to cool for 1hr. 2 To make 2 Swiss roll sponges, follow steps 1 to 4 of the basic recipe on p71, with ingredients in the quantities listed above divided between 2 tins. 3 Whisk the white chocolate cream for 2-3mins, until it starts to thicken. Chill for

30mins. Whip again until glossy and fluffy but still spreadable. 4 Set aside half of the white chocolate cream. Spread the rest on the unrolled sponges. Crush the raspberries with the Chambord and spread over the cream on the sponges. 5 Cut each sponge in half lengthways. Roll up one half and stand on a plate, cut-side up. Wrap a second half around it, then repeat with the other halves. Spread the remaining chocolate cream over the top and sides of the cake. 6 Wrap loosely in clingfilm and chill until ready to serve. Remove the clingfilm, arrange candy canes around the side of the cake, then add a ribbon. Crush another candy cane and sprinkle on top. Top with cake sparklers. Remove the ribbon and sparklers to serve.

Each 104g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,392kj Med High High Low 333kcal 16.6g 9.7g 29.1g 0.21g 17% 24% 49% 32% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,339kJ/320kcal

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1 Put the cream in a heavybottomed pan and heat until boiling. Take off the heat and add the white chocolate. Leave for 5mins, then stir until smooth. Leave to cool for 1hr. 2 Preheat the oven to 160C/ 140C Fan/Gas 3. Put the mints in a thick plastic bag, then put this bag inside two more bags to reinforce it against splitting. Using a rolling-pin handle, bash the mints until they are finely crushed. 3 Spread a quarter of the crushed mints over a nonstick baking sheet, and cook for 8-10mins, until they have melted and spread out. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Break into shards and set aside. Repeat 3 more times with the rest of the crushed mints. 4 To make 2 Swiss roll sponges, follow steps 1 to 4 of the basic recipe on p71, with ingredients in the quantities listed above divided between 2 tins. 5 Whisk the cooled white chocolate cream for 2-3mins, until it starts to thicken. Chill in the fridge for 30mins, then whip again until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glossy

and fluffy but still spreadable. 6 Set aside two-thirds of the white chocolate cream. Spread the rest on the unrolled sponges. Crush the raspberries with a fork and spread over the cream. 7 Cut each sponge in half lengthways. Roll up one half and stand on a serving plate, cut-side up. Wrap a second half around the first section, then repeat with the third half. 8 Roll the remaining half up separately and sit it on top of the larger cake. Push a wooden skewer down through the cakes to secure the top cake onto the lower one. 9 Spread the remaining white chocolate cream over the cake, to look like jagged snow peaks. Wrap very loosely in clingfilm and chill until ready to serve. Remove the clingfilm and skewer. Push the mint shards into the white chocolate-cream icing to decorate.

Each 69g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,013kj Med High High Low 242kcal 11.7g 6.6g 20.7g 0.21g 12% 17% 33% 23% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,469kJ/351kcal

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SERVES 30 READY IN 2HRS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 51p


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❹ Polenta & chorizo on sticks

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Cut some Italfresco Ready Made Polenta into cubes and fry in a pan with some sliced chorizo. When cool, thread both onto cocktail sticks and add a little fresh pesto.

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Score top marks with our moreish nibbles – each made in less than 10 minutes ❶ Peppered beef & wasabi pea puree toasts Blitz some cooked frozen peas with a little butter and spread on toasted bread that has been cut into rounds. Arrange slices of Chosen by you Ready to Eat Pepper Steak Slices on top, then scatter with chopped wasabi peas.

❷ Clementine prawns with avocado blinis Squeeze the juice of a clementine over some cooked and peeled king prawns. Serve the prawns on blinis or water biscuits (2 on each) with a little mashed avocado on the side. Garnish with clementine zest.

❸ Breaded cheese olives Stuff some large pitted green olives with blue cheese. Dip in flour, then beaten egg, then dried breadcrumbs. Deep-fry in vegetable oil at 170C for 1-2mins until golden.

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PARTY TIME ❻ Smoked salmon, beetroot & radish bites

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Cut some smoked salmon slices into pieces and chop a small cooked beetroot into little chunks. Put the salmon onto radish slices and top with the beetroot. Garnish with a sprig of dill and poppy seeds.

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❽ Caesar salad on a stick Toss some cubed bread in a little olive oil and fry for a few minutes. When cool, thread a bread cube onto a cocktail stick with a cube of cooked chicken and half a cos lettuce leaf. Top with crumbled cooked bacon and serve with a Caesar salad dressing dip, also garnished with bacon.

9 10 ❺ Mango & sweet chilli poppadoms Peel, stone and finely cube a mango. Mix in a bowl with chopped red onion and a little sweet chilli sauce. Serve in Chosen by you Mini Poppadoms with a coriander garnish.

❾ Houmous, pomegranate & cucumber crackers V Put a dollop of Chosen by you Moroccan Spiced Houmous onto some crackers. Top each cracker with deseeded and chopped cucumber and a few pomegranate seeds.

❿ Prosciutto & mascarpone apple wedges Core and slice an apple into wedges. Squeeze a little lemon juice onto the wedges to stop them going brown. Drape some prosciutto around each wedge, then top with a dollop of mascarpone and ground black pepper.

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Drain and rinse a can of cannellini beans and put in a bowl with a few drained antipasti chargrilled artichokes. Add a little of the oil from the jar of artichokes and a squeeze of lemon juice, then stir through. Serve on crostini, garnished with basil leaves and seasoned with black pepper.


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Our range of mini snacks includes bite-size Yorkshire puddings with succulent sausages, savoury doughballs filled with tender beef and Cheddar, and Indian bhajis with a spiced, fruity centre. Serve with dips, such as ketchup and mango chutney, and let your guests tuck in. Asda 9 Mini Toad-in-theHoles*, £2.40 (180g; £1.33/100g) or 2 for £4;

Asda 9 Cheeseburger Doughballs*, £2.40 (180g; £1.33/100g) or 2 for £4; Asda 12 Mango Chutney Bhajis*, £2.40 (240g; £1/100g) or 2 for £4

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Serving Suggestion

Make Millionaires’ Shortbread for a tasty Christmas treat Ingredients Serves 16

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250g shortbread biscuits, crushed 55g melted butter 150g butter 150g dark brown soft sugar 397g CARNATION® Condensed Milk 200g dark chocolate 55g Nestlé Milkybar

STEP 1. Combine the crushed biscuits and the melted butter, press into the tin. Chill for 20 mins. STEP 2. Heat the sugar and remaining butter in a non-stick pan gently, stirring, until melted. Add the CARNATION® Condensed Milk and bring to a rapid boil, stirring continuously. Cook for a minute or so or until the filling has thickened. Pour the caramel over the base. Cool, then chill until set. STEP 3. Melt the chocolate in separate bowls. Pour the dark chocolate over the caramel and then add spoonfuls of the melted Milkybar. Swirl together with a spoon for a marbled effect. STEP 4. Chill until set. Remove from the tin and cut into squares Ð dip your knife in hot water (then dry on kitchen towel) to make it easier to cut through the chocolate. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! Each serving (1/16 Millionaires’ Shortbread) contains

You will also need: 20cm brownie tin lined with baking parchment

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Energy

1600kJ 381kcal

19%

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Salt

21.4g 11.9g 34.3g 0.50g 31%

60%

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of an adult’s Reference Intake (RI)* Typical energy values per 100g: 2132kJ/484kcal.

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.


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Whether you’re planning a laid-back gathering or a big bash for New Year’s Eve, our celebrity chefs have recipes and tips to help keep the night stress-free

JOHN TORODE PORTRAIT: YUKI SUGIURA

JOHN TORODE

The festive season in my world is fun and a little adventurous. I rarely know what I’m doing on New Year’s Eve until a few days before, but I have a tried-and-tested formula. Invite friends round and get them to each bring a dish they’re good at making. I cook pots of hearty food, like Indonesian curry or chicken pie, and have sausage rolls ready-made in the fridge that can be popped in the oven when guests are flagging. This recipe for Chocolate & Coconut Pie will be a winner whether you’re the host or bringing a plate.

Chocolate & coconut pie V SERVES 16 READY IN 1HR, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 53p 350g digestive biscuits 120g butter, melted 55g desiccated coconut 200g milk chocolate 200g dark chocolate 250ml double cream 180ml milk 100g soft light brown sugar 4 egg yolks 150ml coconut liqueur, such as Malibu 40g cornflour 220g caster sugar 4 egg whites tsp cream of tartar

1 Place the biscuits, butter and 25g of the coconut in a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Press into a 23cm fluted tart tin, making sure the crumbs cover the base and sides. Chill. 2 Break all the chocolate into pieces. Put in a pan with the cream, milk and brown sugar. Slowly heat over a low heat, stirring, until melted and thick. 3 In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with the liqueur and cornflour. Set over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl, then stir for 5mins or until thick. Take off the heat and leave to cool for 10mins, stirring continuously. 4 Pour into the biscuit case. Sprinkle with the remaining

coconut and chill for at least 1hr. 5 Put the caster sugar and 60ml water in a pan. Boil for 5mins (don’t stir) until the mixture is a light caramel colour. Take off the heat and leave to cool for 3mins. 6 Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until they form stiff peaks. Slowly drizzle the caramel into the egg whites while beating, then beat until shiny. 7 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Spoon the meringue over the chocolate filling. Bake for 3mins or until the meringue starts to colour. Recipe from My Kind of Food, by John Torode Each 133g serving contains: ENERGY

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2,220kj High High High Med 531kcal 30.6g 17.3g 41.2g 0.53g 27% 44% 87% 46% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,669kJ/399kcal

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On New Year’s Eve, I love watching the fireworks in Marlow from the Compleat Angler hotel, overlooking the River Thames. If you’re hosting a party, try to prepare loads beforehand, and stick to dishes that just need reheating or slow-cooking. These Mexican-inspired Crispy Cheesy Tostadas are brilliant snacks to serve to a party crowd because the spicy chilli mix can be made in advance and reheated on the night. You don’t have to serve them on plates, either – just stack them up like a pile of poppadoms in the middle of a table, then let everyone get stuck in.

Crispy cheesy tostadas SERVES 8 READY IN 55MINS PRICE PER SERVING 90p 500g minced pork 8 ripe plum tomatoes 2tsp cumin seeds 2tsp coriander seeds tsp smoked paprika 3 green chillies, diced 4 pickled green chillies or pickled hot peppers, sliced 8 flour tortillas 250g strong Cheddar, grated 1 Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pork and dry-fry for 20-25mins, stirring often, until the mince is crisp. Drain in a colander to remove any excess fat. Wipe out the pan with kitchen roll.

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2 Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and have a bowl of iced water ready. Put the tomatoes in the boiling water for 10-15secs, then plunge into iced water. Peel, quarter, deseed and dice the tomatoes. 3 Preheat the oven to 160C/ 140C Fan/Gas 3. Put the cumin and coriander seeds in the frying pan and cook for a few minutes, rattling the pan, until they’re fragrant (be careful not to burn them). Remove and cool slightly. Using a spice grinder or pestle and mortar, grind the seeds to a powder. 4 Return the spices to the pan, with the paprika and tsp black pepper, and heat gently for 1min. Stir in the mince and fresh chillies. Cook for 2mins, then season to taste. Stir in

the pickled chillies and tomatoes and cook very gently, stirring occasionally, for 10mins until thickened. 5 Meanwhile, lay the tortillas on baking sheets and bake for 8-10mins until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and increase the temperature to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. 6 Spread the pork mixture over the tortillas and scatter the Cheddar on top. Return to the oven for 5mins until the cheese is bubbling and the tortillas are crisp. Arrange in a stack and serve. Recipe from TomÕs Table, by Tom Kerridge Each 272g serving contains: ENERGY

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TOM KERRIDGE PORTRAIT: CRISTIAN BARNETT. RICK STEIN PORTRAIT: JAMES MURPHY

TOM KERRIDGE


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RICK STEIN

New Year’s Eve party food should include three or four exciting but simple meat and fish dishes; some piquant sauces such as rouille, aioli and spicy tomato; and two or three filling salads. Ideally, I’d serve a whole strip of beef sirloin charred on the barbecue and finished to rare in the oven, some racks of lamb, a whole poached salmon and marinated chicken. It’s a good idea to ask someone to help with the food, and make sure you don’t run out – there are always a few guests with eyes bigger than their bellies! Salads should be full of flavour, and this one is just that – with spring onions,

pomegranate seeds, parsley, mint and pistachios. I make it with freekeh – green wheat harvested while the grains are soft, then sundried. It’s popular in North Africa and the Middle East. Don’t worry if you don't have it, though, as pearl barley also works well.

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SERVES 12 READY IN 40MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 32p 400g freekeh or pearl barley 10tbsp olive oil Seeds from 2 pomegranates 8 spring onions, chopped 2 handfuls roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 handfuls roughly chopped mint

3tbsp pomegranate molasses or maple syrup 4tbsp crushed pistachios 1 Put the freekeh and 2L water in a pan with 2tsp salt and 2tbsp of the oil. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15mins until just tender. Or, if you're using pearl barley, simply cook according to the instructions on the pack. Drain and cool. 2 Mix with the pomegranate seeds, onions and herbs, then season. Whisk the remaining oil and molasses. Season to taste. Add to the salad and mix gently. Top with the pistachios. Recipe from From Venice To Istanbul, by Rick Stein Each 109g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,058kj Med Med Low Med 253kcal 12.0g 1.7g 4.6g 0.87g 13% 17% 9% 5% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 971kJ/232kcal

Alba Signature Albarino, £5.98 (75cl) A refreshing, dry and fruity white from Spain – the perfect match for salads, fish and seafood.

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VIVEK SINGH

I enjoy ringing in the New Year with the Cinnamon team [Vivek is Executive Chef of the three London-based restaurants] and their families, who join us for the midnight revelry. But if I’m ever at home for New Year’s Eve, I like to invite friends and keep the dishes simple, focusing mostly on finger food. My party-food mantra is anything will do as long as it’s low on effort and high on impact. After all, you don’t want to have to spend New Year’s Day cleaning and tidying up. I remember making hundreds of ‘chicken lollipops’ for the coffee shop at The Oberoi New Delhi hotel when I lived in India – they were coated in a spiced gram-flour batter and deep-fried. These Sticky Chicken Wings are oven-cooked with a marinade, and taste just as delicious.

Sticky chicken wings

SERVES 8 READY IN 50MINS, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING 95p 2kg chicken wings, skin on 100g coriander, chopped For the marinade 2tbsp black peppercorns, cracked coarsely 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp grain mustard 4 lemons, juice only 6tbsp honey For the kachumber salad 1 medium cucumber, deseeded and finely diced 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced

2 medium tomatoes, deseeded and finely diced 2 red onions, finely diced 1 green chilli, finely chopped 2tsp chopped coriander For the salad dressing Juice of 2 lemons 1tsp sugar 1 Mix the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chicken wings, mix well and set aside for at least 1hr, or overnight if possible. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a large baking tray with foil. 3 Put the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together the ingredients for the

dressing with 2tsp salt and gently fold into the salad. 4 Put the chicken wings on the baking tray and drizzle over half of the marinade. Sprinkle with 2tsp sea salt. Cook in the oven for about 35-40mins, turning the wings halfway through, until they become sticky and coated all over. Just before removing the chicken wings from the oven, stir in the coriander, then transfer to a serving dish. Recipe from Spice at Home, by Vivek Singh

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of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 464kJ/111kcal

Espartero Rioja Reserva, was £6.98, now £5.50* (75cl) Dried fruit, spice and vanilla notes make this oaky red ideal for the festive season.

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1,398kj Med Low Med High 334kcal 16.3g 4.5g 15.7g 3.01g 17% 23% 23% 17% 50%

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An ideal smorging bread, made with tomatoes, herbs and olive oil. Asda Tomato Focaccia, £1.60

Indulge with our premium Italian salami and cured ham. Extra Special Gran Antipasto, £3 (120g; £2.50/100g)

This soft cheese with a pineapple twist is coated with almonds and papaya to add a fruity zing to your party. Castello Pineapple Halo, was £1.18, now £1 (125g; 80p/100g)

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Strong, sweet, tangy and crumbly, this all-rounder is a cheeseboard musthave. Castello Tickler Extra Mature Devonshire Cheddar, was £2, now £1.50 (200g; 75p/100g)


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Smorgasbord

of delights

This soft blue cheese is perfect for pairing with cured meats. Castello Extra Creamy Danish Blue, was £1.50, now £1 (125g; 80p/100g)

Authentic Spanish chorizo spiced with paprika. Chosen by you Chorizo, £1.20 (150g; 80p/ 100g)

A soft, creamy cheese with a rich, buttery taste that complements all kinds of different flavours. Castello Creamy White, £1 (150g; 67p/100g)

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Create your own ‘smorging’ party – the Scandi-style eating trend that’s big on flavour and fun

If you like the idea of food, friends and fuss-free dining this Christmas, you’ll love ‘smorging’ – the Scandinavian-inspired eating trend that’s hitting our tables. Based on the classic buffet-style smorgasbord, it’s all about grazing on bites and nibbles that are big on taste and variety – and seriously satisfying. Choose artisan-style breads from our In-store

Bakery, then add a selection of luxury Castello cheeses and some Extra Special and Chosen by you cooked continental meats to create a balance of delicious taste and textures. Set your Scandi-style table with slates and wooden platters and serve sliced fruit, veg crudites, olives, chutneys and dips to add even more flavour. Then sit back and enjoy easy dining.

Smorging – our step-by-step guide

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Start with a good base – gourmet breads from the In-store Bakery, or crackers, toast and crispbreads.

Add cheese – an essential for any smorgasbord. Choose from a selection of soft, hard, strong and mild varieties.

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Cold meats such as Parma ham and salami add a salty, savoury bite. Choose from our delicious Extra Special range.

A touch of sweetness and tangy crunch can enhance savoury food, so top with pear or apple… then enjoy!

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Take four classic spirit bases – whisky, gin, rum and vodka – and create eight magical Christmas cocktails

RUM – CREAMY PISTACHIO COQUITO

GIN – CANDY CANE MARTINI

VODKA – MERRY COSMOPOLITAN

WHISKY – CLEMENTINE WHISKY MAC

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FESTIVE COCKTAILS Add 1 shot rum and 1 shot brandy. Top up with hot milk. Stir well until frothy. Add a cinnamon stick stirrer – sprinkle over a little grated nutmeg, if you like. GIN The clean, herbal flavour of gin makes it a great base for long, refreshing drinks, such as our Snow Queen – blue curacao adds a zesty tang and subtle colour to this take on a simple classic. Gin also goes brilliantly with sweet or exotic ingredients – we used a peppermint candy cane, but you could try one in a fruity or spicy flavour, such as apple or cinnamon, instead.

WHISKY Whisky is great for creating warming drinks, and its strong flavour works well with sweet ingredients, such as honey. It’s also a good match for citrus, – Cointreau and clementine add zing to our whisky Mac. You can even spice it up – our sophisticated festive Manhattan will wow your party guests.

Merry Cosmopolitan*

Creamy pistachio coquito

Clementine whisky Mac

Put a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 parts rum, 2 parts full-fat coconut milk, 1 part sweetened condensed milk, 1tsp almond extract, tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of nutmeg and a couple of drops of green food colouring. Shake until frothy. Chill for at least 3hrs. Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with rum and dip into gingerbread biscuit crumbs. Pour the cocktail into the glass and serve sprinkled with chopped pistachio nuts.

Mix 3 parts Asda Green Ginger Wine, chilled, to 1 part whisky, then add a dash of Cointreau. Pour into a tumbler. Serve with a slice of clementine.

Tom & Jerry winter warmer* Separate 1 egg and beat the white until stiff. Mix together the yolk and 1tbsp caster sugar, then stir in a small pinch each of cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves, plus a few drops vanilla extract. Fold the beaten egg whites into the spiced yolk mixture. Spoon into an Irish coffee glass or mug.

Candy cane martini Dissolve a crushed candy cane in 1 part vermouth and 4 parts gin for 1hr. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass and dip into more crushed candy cane. Strain the cocktail into the glass and serve with a whole candy cane as a stirrer.

Snow Queen gin & lemonade Mix equal parts of lemonade and gin in a jug, then add a dash of blue curacao. Put ice cubes in a tall glass, pour over the cocktail and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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Christmas cake spice Manhattan Put ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 parts whisky, 1 part vermouth, a splash of Angostura Bitters and a pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Put a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 part vodka, 1 part limoncello, 1 part fresh lime juice and 2 parts cranberry juice. Shake, then strain into a glass. Add a few pomegranate seeds. Wash and dry a stem of redcurrants. Brush with egg white, then sprinkle with caster sugar for a frosted effect. Use to decorate the glass.

White Christmas cream Put ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Pour over 1 part vodka, 2 parts Amaretto and 1 part double cream. Shake well. Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass and dip into desiccated coconut. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Sprinkle over a little grated nutmeg.

VODKA Perhaps the most cocktailfriendly spirit of all, vodka takes on the flavours of its mixers rather than dominating them. It works in all kinds of recipes – our version of the classic ‘Cosmo’ is bursting with zingy fruits, while our White Christmas Cream is rich and luxurious.

Captain Morgan Rum, £13.50 (70cl); Bombay Dry Gin, £15.50 (70cl); The Macallan Gold Highland Whisky, £35.50 (70cl); Absolut Vodka, was £20, now £15 (70cl)

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RUM This versatile spirit works well in a wide range of cocktails, from fruity and refreshing to rich and spicy. Try our Puerto Rican-inspired coquito – sweet rum combines beautifully with creamy, nutty flavours in this drink. And, for a seasonal eggnog with a spicy twist, sip our Tom & Jerry Winter Warmer.


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first. This works to protect against split ends and hold your style for longer. Plus, UV filters help to defend your colour against fading. ● S.O.S. Hair Repair Miracle Hair Oil, £4 or 2 for £6 Cold weather and frequent styling can leave hair feeling tired and frazzled, so show it some love with this repair treatment. Rich macadamia oil can help to restore strength and shine, keeping your hair happy and hydrated all through the festive season.

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QUICK-FIX MAKEOVER

Glamour to go! No time for a pre-party pamper? Put your festive face on in minutes with our five speedy beauty tricks 1 The party pout

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Red lips shout glam, but the precision-liner-and-blotting routine takes time to perfect. Instead, just dab the end of your lipstick all over your lips and blend with your fingertips for a smudgy look that’s bang on trend, too. George Matte Lipstick in Pout, £4

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GOT MORE TIME? Make your pout pop with a slick of transparent, shiny gloss. George Get Glossy in Bling Bling, £3.75

2 Brighter eyes To help give tired eyes an open, alert look, apply a flash of shimmery gold eyeshadow to the lids and inner corners. George Velvet Eyeshadow in Stardust, £2.50

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GOT MORE TIME? To give the illusion of a higher browbone – and a good night’s sleep – use an eyebrow pencil to accentuate the arch of your brows. George Precision Brow Pencil in Light Brown, £2.75

3 The full-hair volume flip

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For instant oomph, spray dry shampoo into the roots of your hair. Then flip your head over and, with your dryer on a cool setting, blast the hair at the nape of your neck, gradually moving upwards to create a fuller base. Asda Dry Shampoo, £1

GOT MORE TIME? ‘Surprise’ your roots with a parting switch when you style your hair, for a higher, lifted look.

4 Insta-party mani No time for a manicure? Paint a layer of glitter polish over bare nails, or on top of the colour you’re wearing – it will help to hide any chips, too. Rimmel Finishing Touch Glitter Top Coat, £4.48 GOT MORE TIME? Add a French tip to your nails when your base colour is dry. Rub Vaseline into your cuticles for a professional-looking sheen. George Gel Pro nail polish in Bright Pink, £3

5 Gorgeous glow To add a burst of radiance to your complexion, pat Vaseline just under your brows and on your eyelids and lips. Less is more – all you want is a subtle sheen. Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly (20g), was £1.28, now £1 GOT MORE TIME? For an extra-speedy glow, apply foundation one shade lighter than your usual colour to the area between your lower eyelids and cheeks. Take it down from the inner corner until it’s level with the tip of your nose, then sweep it up towards your temples, along the line of your cheekbones. Remember to blend well. George Ultra Sheer Foundation in Porcelain, £5

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Get set to sparkle Pamper yourself from head to toe ready for the party season with our beautiful nspa bath and skincare collections

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orgeous skin is a must if you want to look your best this festive season – but late nights, winter weather and central heating can leave it tired and washed out. A bit of pampering now can pay off when it’s time to put your little black dress on – and the good news is, our nspa range lets you enjoy spa-style skin treatments at home, at an affordable price. These simple tips will help you to get your glow on…

Take time to unwind Stress can show up in your skin as blemishes, dullness and dry patches, so set aside some me-time and just chill out. Turn your bathroom into a tranquil spa scene with low lights or scented candles, and calm your mind as well as your body with a long, indulgent soak in the tub. Skincare SOS Focus on fixing specific problems with your skin, such as smoothing rough

patches or treating spots. Don’t blitz your face and body in a pre-party panic – gentle treatments that are given time to work will be far more effective. Finishing touches Don’t forget all the little details, such as softening lips and cuticles, tweezing stray hairs and taming brows to max your look and add that extra little kick of confidence. And after that? Just relax and enjoy your best-ever party season!

Pre-party skin treats to give you back your glow nspa Instant Blur Primer, £7 (30ml) or 2 for £8 Smooths and perfects, helping to improve skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and create an even base for make-up. With ginseng and vitamin E.

nspa SOS Balm, £7 (30ml) or 2 for £8 A saviour solution with eight ways to restore beautiful skin, this moisturising balm can be used to treat dry or chapped skin – and to soften cuticles and shape brows. With vitamin E, apricot, avocado and baobab oil.

nspa Skin Glow Mud Mask, £7 (50ml) or 2 for £8 A deep-cleansing mud treatment to help draw out dirt and impurities and minimise the size of pores. With kaolin clay and charcoal.

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nspa Oxygen Boosting Treatment, £5 (50ml) or 2 for £8 This cooling gel gives stressed, dull or tired skin a much-needed oxygen boost, to firm, hydrate and energise. With vitamin E.


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Body beautiful nspa Moisturising Shea Butter Shower & Bath Gel, £2.97 (500ml) or 2 for £4 Expect more than clean skin from your bath and shower gel. Infused with vitamins A, B5 and E, this leaves it ultra-soft, too. nspa Fresh Clementine Fragrance Body Mist, £2.97 (200ml) or 2 for £4 The uplifting scent of Christmassy clementines will get you in the mood to celebrate – spritz it on all over just before you put on your party frock. nspa Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower Scrub, £2.97 (225ml) or 2 for £4 This body scrub is packed with natural, gentle ingredients such as passion fruit seeds to buff away flaky skin, while vitamins A, B5 and E have a nourishing effect.

Home spa to-do list ● Give your partner, family or housemates a heads-up that you’re planning a bit of me-time, so they know not to interrupt you. ● Dim the lights. A darker bathroom is calming and it will really help you to chill. ● Play some music – put together a relaxing playlist for your home-spa session, and an energising one to get you in the party mood.

nspa Softening Sweet Almond Oil Rich Body Butter, £2.97 (200ml) or 2 for £4 Smooth this cream on to just-damp skin – that way you will be locking the moisture in your skin for longer. Enriched with the goodness of real fruit extracts and vitamins.

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DAD WEARS: Jumper, XS-XXXL, £15, code 5170004; jeans, 30-42, £12, code 5160264; hat, £5, code 5217781 MUM WEARS: Jumper, 8-24, £16, code 5228727; jeans, XS-XXL, £20, code 5193255; hat, £5, code 5216850


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GIRL WEARS: Jumper, 4-14yrs, from £10, code 5196486; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £7, code 5169396; hat (part of 3-piece set), 1-12yrs, £7, code 5213401; boots, 4-12, £12.50, code 5133473 BOY WEARS: Jumper, 9mths-7yrs, £8, code 5197681; jeans, 9mths-7yrs, from £7, code 5146535; hat (part of 3-piece set), 1-12yrs, £7, code 5205846; boots, 4-12, £12.50, code 5135410

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ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Bow jumper, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 5271548; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £7, code 5212097; hat, scarf and glove set, 1-12yrs, £7, code 5213401; playsuit, 9mths-6yrs, from £8, code 5242886; cable leggings, 9mths-6yrs, from £4, code 5038225; hat and gloves (part of 3-piece set), 1-12yrs, £7, code 5218531; boy’s coat, 4-14yrs, from £18, code 5054137; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £10, code 5189589; jumper, 9mths-7yrs, £8, code 5178126; trousers, 9mths-7yrs, from £5, code 5137374; hat, 1-12yrs, £5, code 5220678. LEFT: Santa dress with tights, 0-24mths, £7, code 5170986; elf all in one and hat set, 0-24mths, £7, code 5170993

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Don’t let coughs and colds ruin your Christmas. Asda’s wide range of medicines and treatments are here to help you feel better fast

Lemsip Max All in 1 Lemon Sachets, was £5.49, now £4* (8-pack) Banish cold symptoms with a mug of Lemsip hot drink. It relieves headaches, sore throats, fever, body aches, a blocked nose and a chesty cough. Just add hot (not boiling) water to each sachet. Covonia Chesty Cough Mixture, £3** (300ml) When you have a troublesome chesty cough, hit back by taking a spoonful of this soothing formula. Its liquorice liquid extract helps to remove phlegm, while menthol eases congestion. It’s non drowsy, too. Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day & Night Capsules, was £4.50, now £3.50* (16-pack) Clear your head with two different capsules. Both offer relief from headaches, sore throats, fever and a stuffy nose, while the one for day can also relieve drowsiness. Vicks VapoRub, was £4, now £3 (100g) Keep a pot of this powerful chest rub in your cold-remedy box. With eucalyptus and menthol to relieve nasal catarrh and congestion, and camphor to calm a cough, effective cold relief is right in your hands. Velvet Aloe Balm Pocket Tissues, £1.98 (8-pack) These wonderfully soft tissues contain a naturally soothing balm with aloe vera and camomile to give skin the velvety comfort it deserves.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Slipper boots, 7-6, £6, code 5211389; Olaf pyjama set, 1-8yrs, from £9, code 5234490; jumper, 9mths-7yrs, £8, code 5184523; socks, 3-5.5/6-8.5/9-12/12-3.5/4-6.5, £1.50, code 5265872; watch, £10, code 3518895; scarf, gloves and hat set, 1-12yrs, £7, code 5205845

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Great gifts to get Santa’s little helper set for the season – George basics with a fun Lapland twist


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Presents for your little princess – cuddly George knits and glittery accessories CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Bag, £5, code 5209264; Frozen pyjama set*, 1-12yrs, from £9, code 5221439; Fairisle 3-piece set (scarf not shown), 1-12yrs, £7, code 5224987; socks**, 9-12/12.5-3.5/4-5.5, £2.50 (for 2-pack), code 5195400; boots, 13-6, £14, code 5135314; watch, £10, code 3593381; jumper, 9mths-6yrs, from £9, code 5201724 *Available from 26 November

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Treat him to something special from our smart selection of George partywear

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jumper, S-XXL, £16, code 5044618; belt, S-XXL, £6, code 5071540; shoes, 6-12, £30, code 5102368; shirt and bow tie, 14-19, £10, code 5190842; watch, £12, code 3526805; leather gloves, S/M-L/XL, £10, code 5179399

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Gorgeous gifts for her – from luxe knitwear to chic accessories, George has the pick of this season’s wish-list wonders CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Boots, 3-9, £20, code 5190619; bag, £14, code 5210436; hat, £6, code 5230657; leather gloves, £10, S-L, code 5230656; necklace, £8, code 3505563; watch, £18, code 3533317;

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1 PS4 500GB console £25

2 Polaroid Retro DAB radio, £40

6 iPad Mini Retina 16GB tablet, £219

1500W, was £89.96, now £44 in green or orange, £15 each

3 Crosley Cruiser turntable, £65

4 Fifa 16 game

7 Fast & Furious 7-Movie Collection DVD box set, £27

9 Jam Bluetooth speaker, £19.99

10 Vodafone Smart Prime 6, £80

12 Now TV Box with Movies, Entertainment or Sports pass, £25 each

5 Sennheiser HD201 headphones,

8 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo Coffee Machine 11 Philips SoundShooter portable speaker 13 EE Rook smartphone, was £60, now £50

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Music, movies and games for the whole family

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Christmas – The Collection 3-CD set, £5 or 2 for £9

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack, available on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360

Disney Frozen Activity Time Fun Pack, £5 Minions & Despicable Me & Despicable Me 2 3-DVD set, £20

Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey DVD, £11

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, available on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360

Movie time!

Pie Face! game, £19.97

Monopoly Here & Now World Edition, £21.97

One Direction: Made In The A.M. CD, £11

Top tunes

Now That’s What I Call Music 92 CD, £13

Inside Out DVD*, £11**

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol story and jigsaw, £5

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Give a gift that’s got their name on it – or a favourite photo Personalised craft beer 3 bottle pack, £19.99 ASDA.com/ gifts

Personalised Football Archive Book for a choice of teams, £39.99 ASDA.com/gifts

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Personalised Man Cave wooden sign, £14.99 ASDA.com/gifts

Personalised Star Of Fame, £15.99 ASDA.com/ gifts

Teddy bear, £9 ASDA.com/photo or in-store photo centres Sparkling rosé wine and chocolate truffles, £35 ASDA.com/ gifts

For the one you love!

Ceramic photo mug, £6 or ASDA.com/photo 2 for £10 or in-store photo centres Christmas stocking, was £18, now £14 ASDA.com/ photo or in-store photo centres George Home letter votive candles, George.com A-Z available, £2 each

The two of us

Extended Segway Rally For Two, £49 ASDA.com/gifts

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Le Male eau de toilette (75ml), was £34, now £25 Collection gift set, was £16, now £10

2 L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme After-Shave Lotion (100ml), £28

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4 Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck champagne bottle tin bath & shower gift set, £8 6 Oral-B Pro 2500 electric toothbrush, was £75, now £29.97

8 Bulldog washbag gift set, was £15, now £10

10 Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck gift set, £10

11 nspa Men gift set, £5 or 2 for £8

340s Wet & Dry Electric Shaver, was £79.96, now £48*

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9 Nivea Men Minis x 3 bauble tin gift set, £5.50 or 2 for £8 12 BaByliss i-stubble, was £59.96, now £40*

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14 Baylis & Harding For Him Black Pepper & Ginseng Rugby Ball washbag gift set, £10

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1 Make Me Up cosmetics vanity case, £10 Defying Cream, was £30, now £19.97 (50ml), was £46, now £28

2 Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Serum, was £30, now £20 4 Marc Jacobs Daisy eau de toilette (50ml), was £50, now £40

6 Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb eau de parfum (50ml), was £65, now £60

8 Make Me Up eye shadow palette in Too Nude and Smoulder, £5 each manicure set, £3 or 3 for £10,

11 Make Me Up Kabuki Brush, £5

3 Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Age-

5 Jean Paul Gaultier Classique eau de toilette 7 John Frieda Sheer Blonde gift set, £5 or 2 for £8

9 BaByliss Elegance hairdryer, was £29.96, now £18*

12 The Orange Tree Orange Blossom & Ginger Mini Bath Fizzers, £2

14 Toni & Guy Limited Edition Fluid Metal Styler set, was £89.96, now £45

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13 The Orange Tree gift basket, £5

15 Rio Sonicleanse skin care facial brush, was £49.96, now £35

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Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Trio gift set, £4 or 3 for £10* Gorgeously glittery and great value too, this gift box brings together three Baylis & Harding favourites. The Balancing Body Wash, Cleansing Soap and Moisturising Body Lotion are all enriched with vitamins A, B and C, and fragranced with zesty citrus fruits.

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Peach, Rose & Vanilla tin set, £10 Give someone special that peachy-clean feeling with this elegant tin of treats, designed exclusively for us. The Body Wash, Body Lotion and Shower Creme will help to keep skin soft, smooth and sweetly scented all through the party season.

For Him Black Pepper & Ginseng gift set, £5 This ultimate men’s grooming duo will let him start every day in style. Featuring Baylis & Harding’s classic, subtly spicy fragrance, the Shower Gel and Hair & Body Wash will keep him looking, feeling – and smelling – great! The perfect stocking filler.

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Great stocking-filler gifts for £10 and under

George Home Love Pegs photo frame, £7

Prosecco gift pack, £6

George Home Sweet Treats cake tins (set of 3), £8 MiBeat aux-in selfie stick, was £8, now £5

Santa Tapestry cushion, £5

Beer Stein glass, £9

The Orange Tree Bamboo Make Up Brushes & Bag set, £10

Lindt Lindor Milk, £4.50 (200g)

Beauty treat

Nivea Fruity Lips tin, £6.50 or 2 for £8

Disney Frozen Nail Polish Set, £5 or 3 for £10

Christmas Treats Yankee Candle, £9

Despicable Me Minions Bath Squirter Set, £4

For bathtime fun!

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Can’t decide what to get for family and friends this Christmas? Give them a gift card for something they’ll really love

Make sure friends and family get the presents they want this Christmas with our great Christmas selection of branded gift cards. Available in gifts sorted – so selected stores, take your pick from branded pick up a gift shopping, music, restaurants, gaming, and card in store today! much more – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Give them online gaming credit with Google Play*, Facebook and PlayStation Store, and keep the kids happy with Animin digital pet for phones and tablets. Give the gift of apps and music with an iTunes Multipack** or treat them with the versatile Vanilla Visa† gift card. We also have gift cards for Nando’s, a BBC Store†† card, plus lots more.

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Perfect presents for tricky-to-buy-for teens

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Fairisle slipper boots*, 3-8, £10

Rokit Salon Gel Nails**, was £69.96, now £45

JVC Gumy earphone packs, £5 each

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap! DVD†, £13

For laughs The Simpsons Christmas trunks, S-XXL, £4

Owl gel case for iPhone 4 or 5, £6 Storm In A C Cup† by Caroline Flack, £10

Star Wars Darth Vader towel, £7

Good bedtime read Lynx gift tin, £5 or 2 for £8

Ted 2†‡ (15 certificate) DVD, £11, Blu-ray, £15

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo gift bauble, £3 Star Wars bean bag, £20

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The favourite brands every kid must have

Cool mover

Minions breakfast set, £8

Electrokidz figure, was £14.97, now £9.97

Minecraft Survival Pack, £14.97 Ex to clu As siv da e

Jurassic World Dino blind bag, £1.97 Hot Wheels Hyper Racer, £14.97 Shopkins List Collector’s Guide, £5.97 LEGO City Swamp Police starter set, £8.97

Star Wars tumblers, £4 each

The girls will loveÉ

Sparkle Girlz Cupcake Dolls (10-pack), was £17, now £10

My Little Pony figure, £4.97

Despicable Me Minions reversible cushion, £7

Nerf N-Strike Mega Bigshock, £7.97

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At Christmas, everybody loves to get a card, so put a big smile on the face of someone special with our fabulous range. ● The personal touch means everything, so show close friends and family, including pets, how much you care with a card chosen just for them. ● Classic, modern, funny, traditional… we’ve got a huge range of designs. Kids will go mad for Minions and Frozen, plus colouringin and sticker cards. For many more cards, including our ‘Santa Stop Here’ door hanger and ‘Letter to Santa’ card, see our full range in store. ● Spread Christmas cheer Our cards start at £1 each. All the cards shown here and many more are £2 each or 3 for £5.

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Special pressies your children will love

Disney Frozen hooded scarf, 1-12yrs, £8

Fairy princess tabard, £4

Penguin money box, £5 Thomas Toothbrush Timer, £5

Bobble hat, 1-12yrs, £4

Star Wars 16in Battle Yoda Action Plush, was £50, now £35

Penguin hot water bottle, £5

Cool reads Disney Frozen snow boots, 4-12, £14

Asda Milk Chocolate Christmas Jumper Bar, £3 (120g)

Despicable Me Minions Digital Camera, £20

Beano, Disney Frozen, Minions and Star Wars 2016 annuals, £4 each or 3 for £10 George Home wooden police station, £35

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Top toys and treats for babies and toddlers

Fun time!

Red Kite Bizzy Bee Clip On Toy, £5

Little Tikes Push ’N’ Go Mini Motors, £10 or 2 for £14

Vtech Baby Toot-Toot Friends, £8.97

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Safari Playgym, £15

George My First Christmas sleepsuit, 0-24mths, £5 Fisher Price Bing & Friends basic plush toy, £7.97

Penguin hooded toddler towel, £5

Little Tikes Shake and Move Plane, £10

Red Kite Munchy Caterpillar, £6.50 Thomas Trackmaster Whispering Woods extension set, £10 or 2 for £14

Jungle Giraffe plush toy, £10 or 2 for £14

Cute & soft Red Kite Garden Gang playmat, £10

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We’ve got all the gifts you’ll need… Welcome to our 30-page gift section, which is packed full of pressies for your loved ones. You’ll find inspiration, from must-have gadgets and pampering treats to secret Santa buys for £10 and under. Plus there’s something for kids of all ages, chic George fashion and personalised gifts. Here’s the pick of my favourites. Hannah Dove, Asda Editor

George Home wooden rocking horse, £40 Pet reindeer sweater, all sizes, £5

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé, was £30, now £17*

Novelty zinc plant holder with plant, £8

Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano 500g block, with knife, £5

SodaStream Play sparkling water maker, £40**

The Hairy Bikers’ Meat Feasts by Si King and Dave Myers, £12†

Extra Special Mixologist Belgian Chocolate Truffles, £6

Extra Special Rose and Lily bouquet, £15

George bra, 34A-42E, £8, and knickers, 8-22, £4

Polaroid Mini Bluetooth Speaker – for smartphones and other wireless devices, £10 each

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