Every year about a week before Christmas I start thinking about the dinner I’m going to make. I search for everything from turkey cooking times to tips for the perfect gravy to how to get everything ready at the same time.
So, today I have compiled 5 videos to perfect your holiday cooking straight from my favourite celebrity chef – Jamie Oliver.
Side note: I have been watching Jamie Oliver from the very beginning of his career. At the time I was living in England at the age of 22. Jamie had just launched his first book and TV show ‘The Naked Chef’. I 100% have a crush on Jamie Oliver. Not the kind of crush you’re thinking – more of a “I wish I could hang out with you crush, or if only I had a brother like you crush!” Yes, I would love to meet him, and if I did I would ask for a big hug and see if he wanted to go to the pub! In the meantime, I’ll just share my go-to videos that I literally check out every year to get my Christmas dinner just right!
Watch & enjoy!
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I don’t know about you, but every year I wish my gravy was that little bit better. I admit, I haven’t perfected mine yet. So I consult my all-time favourite celebrity chef to see how he makes his. I am sharing 2 gravy methods from Jamie Oliver – both that I have tried.
Jamie’s Make Ahead Stress-Free Gravy
I love this as the work is done ahead of time, so your meal can be that much smoother on the day. This means having a relaxing glass of wine instead of rushing around making gravy while everyone is waiting for you!
Jamie Oliver’s Fail Safe Gravy
There are some great additions to this gravy recipe that you may not have thought of, that truly elevate the flavour and make it that much more festive.
Great tips from the king of cooking on exactly what to do to make the perfect crispy and succulent turkey… and check out all the butter that’s included here! Definitely a treat over the holiday season.
Jamie’s Perfect Roast Potatoes
When it comes to roast potatoes the English have 100% nailed it. Crispy on the outside and beautifully fluffy on the inside. Give them a try to truly impress everyone around you 🙂
For the Vegetarians out there
A good nut roast is a definite treat for your Christmas dinner. Also, many of us are looking for a great dish to make for our vegetarian friends. Look no further, this nut roast recipe is absolutely gorgeous, slamming, wicked! (That’s Jamie talking of course).
Jamie’s Christmas Nut Roast with a Spicy Sauce
To finish things off we need chocolate! Jamie Oliver’s right-hand man Gennaro Contaldo shows us how to make these lovely chocolate puddings.
Christmas Chocolate Puddings | Gennaro Contaldo
I hope that these videos inspire you to get cooking this holiday season.
If you liked these recipes check out some of my favourite Jamie Oliver cookbooks…
Now tell me – are there any other Jamie Oliver fans in the house?!
What other celebrity chefs do you love?
Let me know in the comments section below.
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