When it comes to starters and desserts, make Christmas easier for yourself with impressive dishes that you can make ahead of the day itself. Whether you're going Nordic with a dill-cured side of salmon, you're keeping it classic with a traditional prawn cocktail or you're seeking a punchy salad to kick off proceedings, these are easy Christmas starter recipes to help inspire you.
Make it a Scandi-inspired start to your Christmas with Rachel Khoo's delightfully simple Prawns on buttered Pumpernickel Toast (Pumpernickel toast skagen) from the winter recipes section in The Little Swedish Kitchen. It's the perfect easy starter to rustle up when your guests arrive.
Rick Stein's Gravlax from My Kitchen Table is deceptively easy to prepare. A cured salmon recipe with a thick crust of dill and peppercorns, this Christmas starter looks incredibly appetising when sliced and served with mustard and horseradish sauce.
With hints of horseradish, lemon, paprika and dill, this Mackerel Paté from Tom Aikens: Easy is perfect on toasted sourdough bread. A great starter to make ahead, so you don't have to rush on the big day.