Christmas is a great time to enjoy mouth-watering dishes with friends and family, and now that it is just a few days left for the celebration, a lot of your non-Muslim friends must have already started planning for it. But, hosting dinner for your non-Muslim friends can be really intimidating. Especially, when you’re planning to cook a Halal meal. But wait, we can help. These 7 amazingly interesting and scrumptious Halal recipes will make your non-Muslim friends a huge fan of your culinary skills.
- Roasted Stuffed Chicken
A conventional Christmas meal is incomplete without a meaty treat. Roasted stuffed chicken with halal spices and sauces will be a great addition to your Christmas spread. The best bit? You don’t have to spend hours in your kitchen either. Simply, marinate chicken with your favorite spices and herbs and dress in lots of butter. Stuff rice and veggies of your choice and bake. A hearty, filling roasted dish will be ready in no time.
Tiramisu is an all-time favorite classic. This rich and creamy coffee-flavored Italian dessert is made from ladyfingers dipped in intense coffee mixture. There are multiple layers of cream cheese infused with sugar eggs, vanilla and cocoa. The basic recipe doesn’t include any non-Halal ingredient and is one of the best sweet treats for Halal Christmas dinners.
- Peanut Butter Cookies
Who doesn’t like peanut butter cookies? We all do. Simple yet so scrumptious, the basic peanut butter cookie recipe just needs 3 basic ingredients – peanut butter, sugar, and eggs. You can even add some extra dark chocolate chips to give your cookies a festive feel. You can either serve these cookies after dinner with some green tea or coffee or can also use them as giveaways to make your friend’s event more memorable and sweet.
- Fruit Cake
Sweet, rich and fluffy fruit cake is a classic Christmas recipe. While your friends may prepare it with some wine or sherry, you can recreate your halal recipe with your own ingredients. Loaded with lots of dried fruits and resins, fruit cakes can also be made in a Bundt pan with some deliciously dripping frosting for added flavor. This recipe is a definite must-try this Christmas!
- Puff Pastry Mince Cheese Rolls
From delicious puddings to cakes and truffles, Christmas is an event filled with lots of sugary treats. To complement your dessert table, you should prepare some tempting savory dishes as well. Puff pastry is used in a number of sweet and savory dishes and tastes absolute yummy with a glass of freshly squeezed juice or a smoking cup of coffee. Try puff pastry mince cheese rolls this Christmas and amaze everyone with your extraordinary cooking skills. Spicy meat cooked to perfection with some mushrooms and capsicums encased in buttery layers of puff pastry and drizzled with a warm cheese sauce will add a royal touch to your Christmas spread.
- Mince Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed bells peppers are yet another traditional Muslim recipe that has been adapted in a number of different ways by different countries and cultures. Smoky bell peppers stuffed generously with flavorful meat and sprinkled with some parmesan will add a delightful touch to your Christmas party. Add a classic Christmas pudding or eggnog, in the end, to tastefully finish the meal.
- Christmas Steak
There’s nothing better than a medium-cooked T-bone steak for a Christmas party. Rich in flavor and crusty in texture, a beautifully-cooked steak will breathe a new life to your Christmas dinner. There are many variations you can try on to add to your personal touch. Also, you can be too creative when it comes to the sidelines. Perfectly butter sautéed vegetables, mashed potatoes or even crispy fried salmon strips are just to name a few.
There you have it. Christmas is a great time to let your non-Muslim friends know you respect and care. These 7 recipes will make your Christmas dinner super lavished and splendid. You can use Halal meat and all Halal sauces to stick to your basics. The best thing is your friends will admire these recipes and will remember your hosted dinner for years to come.