Christmas nights are all glitter, sparkle and the best part they are so delicious and smell good. I mean with all the plum cakes, ginger-breads, and wines one only wishes that these moments of joy and celebrations could stay forever. Food and festival go hand in hand and if it’s a unique recipe then all the more fun.
Here we share with our readers two unique recipes courtesy The Rainforest, Mumbai. These recipes are sure to give a lip-smacking turn to your food experience this Christmas. Go on, show off your culinary skills with these easy-to-make Christmas delights.
1) Curried Turkey in Potato Shell
This lip smacking turkey will be just the right thing for your Christmas dinner. Here is the recipe. Do give it a try.
150 gm turkey
2 medium sized potatoes
75 gm Philadelphia cream cheese
1 tsp curry powder
1 pinch sweet paprika powder
50 gm onions chopped
10 gm garlic chopped
10 gm celery chopped
20 gm mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup freshly chopped spinach leaves
Salt to taste
Butter 10 gm
1/4 tsp freshly crushed black peppercorns
15 gms chopped cilantro leaves
2 tbsp sour cream
Oil for frying potato shells
Wash potatoes properly and then cut it into 2 pieces.
Now scoop out the center part with the help of a vegetable scooper and fry it in a hot oil. Drain and keep aside
Now heat butter in a pan, add chopped onion, garlic, celery to it and sauté for few minutes.
Then add chopped boneless turkey meat and cook till well done. Adjust seasoning and remove from the flame.
When the turkey mixture is cooled add curry powder, chopped spinach leaves, cilantro leaves and mix well.
Stuff this prepared mixture in the prepared potato shells and top it up with mozzarella cheese and bake in a hot oven at 220 C for 10- 15 mins or till the top is nice golden in color.
Serve hot, topped with sour cream sprinkled with sweet paprika powder.
2) Turkey, Cranberry and Parmesan pie
Add the cheesy goodness and fruity flavor to your Christmas with this oh-so-mouth-watering pie. The cheese and Turkey will make the dish fulfilling so you can go all day with this pie in your tummy. Here is how the delicious magic is prepared!
150 gm minced turkey meat
1 tbsp dried cranberries
50 gm Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
Crushed black peppercorn
5 gm garlic powder
25 gm carrots
25 gm chopped bell peppers
25 gm Onion
15 gm leeks
100 gm puff pastry sheet
1 egg lightly beaten
50 GM cheddar cheese
1 tsp celery salt
15 gm Butter
In a pan heat butter. Then add onion, leeks, and cook till soft.
Then add carrots, bell peppers and turkey and cook till well done. Now add cranberries, Parmesan cheese, celery salt, garlic powder and adjust seasoning.
Remove from flame and add cheddar cheese and lightly beaten egg. Keep aside
Now roll the puff pastry sheet and add the prepared stuffing in the center, and bake in the oven at 180 C for 20 mins or till the top is nice golden in color.
Serve hot with cranberry sauce.
Christmas is a time to be enjoyed along with your loved ones. Bring everyone in for your kitchen expedition with these awesome recipes and cherish the togetherness and love that you are gifted with this holiday season.
The Rainforest, Mumbai is a forest-theme based, multi-cuisine Resto-Bar which has 4 exclusive outlets in Mumbai and 1 in Pune.
(Compiled by Utkarsha Arvind)