How to store & serve our Christmas Menu

Christmas Menu available every year from mid-November to December.

The following guide has been put together as a one-stop reference for all items on our Christmas Menu.  Its purpose is to make storing, preparing and serving our Christmas food 100% foolproof, so you can get on with the business of enjoying yourself!  This guide will tell you:

- what the item is

- how the product arrives to you (frozen/fresh, cooked/uncooked)

- how to store it

- how to serve it (hot/cold)

- what to serve it with

- how long it will last

Check through the categories for the specific items you’ve ordered.  Taking a few minutes to educate yourself now will not only save you time and stress on Christmas day but will also ensure you get the very best, most delicious result!

If you misplace this guide then please don’t worry, every item does carry a label with some instructions on it.

Entrees

Vodka cured gravlax (GF)

Serves 4

House made and hand sliced gravlax.

Serve with GDS Citrus Aioli (not included).

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 5 days.

Defrost in fridge overnight. Remove packaging & transfer to individual plates.

 

Australian Tiger Prawns (GF)

Serves 4-6

1kg of fresh prawns

Serve chilled with Citrus Aioli or pack of 3 Dipping sauces (not included).

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 3 days.

Defrost in fridge overnight.

 

Trio of dips (GF)

Serves 4-6

Hummus, roast capsicum with cashew nut, beetroot with yoghurt + flat bread.

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date.

Defrost in fridge overnight. Dry fry or oven warm the flat bread to serve.

 

Tomato + goats cheese tarts

Serves 4

Product is delivered frozen. Heat for 10 minutes in oven at 180c.

Vegetarian Platter

Serves 4-6

Trio of dips, flat bread, roast vegetables, olives + fetta cheese.

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Store in fridge until ready to serve. Dry fry or oven warm the flat bread to serve.

Antipasto Platter

Serves 4-6

Premium selection of charcuterie, roast vegetables, olives + Manchego cheese.

Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

 

Turkey

1kg RAW Turkey breast and 1kg RAW GF Turkey breast

Serves 4-5 (carves into approx. 10 -12 slices)

Fresh, raw, free range boneless turkey breast with cranberry, pancetta, onion + sage stuffing.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 10 days.

Allow turkey to come to room temperature then remove packaging, leaving the netting in place. Transfer to a baking dish, pour over 1 cup each of good quality chicken stock and white wine. Place in pre-heated fan forced 180c oven. Bake for 50 minutes, rest for 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on oven. Remove netting before carving and serving.

 

2kg RAW Turkey breast and 2kg RAW GF Turkey breast

Serves 8-10 (carves into approx. 20 – 24 slices)

Fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with cranberry, pancetta, onion + sage stuffing.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 10 days.

Allow turkey to come to room temperature then remove packaging, leaving the netting in place. Transfer to a baking dish, pour over 1 cup each of good quality chicken stock and white wine. Place in preheated fan forced 180c oven. Bake for 90 mins, rest for 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on oven. Remove netting before carving and serving.

 

1kg Cooked turkey breast and 1kg Cooked GF turkey breast

Serves 4-5

Cooked fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with cranberry, pancetta, onion + sage stuffing.

To serve remove bag and netting, slice. To warm in oven, place sliced turkey on a tray lined with baking paper. Cover with foil and place in a pre-heated 160c oven for 15 mins. Check to see if hot enough and reheat longer if required.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 5 days.

 

2kg Cooked turkey breast and 2kg Cooked GF turkey breast

Serves 8-10

Cooked fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with cranberry, pancetta, onion + sage stuffing.

To serve remove bag and netting, slice. To warm in oven, place sliced turkey on a tray lined with baking paper. Cover with foil and place in a pre-heated 160c oven for 15 mins. Check to see if hot enough and reheat longer if required.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 5 days.

 

Ham

Platter of cold meats

Serves 4-6

Sliced premium leg ham, turkey breast, marinaded chicken breast served with 3 condiments (Dijon mustard, cranberry chutney + citrus aioli).

Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

 

½ kg sliced ham

Serves 4

Hand sliced double smoked leg ham.

Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

 

5kg double smoked leg ham

Australian premium double smoked leg ham.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 3 weeks.

Remove packaging. To take the skin off the ham, cut around the edge between the skin and the fat. Carve and slice as required.

To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge.

 

5kg glazed ham, ready to bake

Ham marinaded in Maple syrup, star anise + cinnamon glaze.

Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Cook within 10 days.

Remove packaging. Place ham in large baking dish and bake in pre-heated 160c oven for 1 hour. Baste after 30 minutes. Then turn the oven up to 180c for a further 25 minutes.

To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

 

5kg glazed ham

Ham marinaded in Maple syrup, star anise + cinnamon glaze.

Product is delivered fresh, already baked and ready to carve and serve or re-heat. Comes with extra glaze. Use within 3 weeks.

If you elect to reheat the ham, slice the meat and lay flat on tray lined with baking paper. Cover in foil, place in pre-heated oven at 160c for approx. 15 minutes until warm.

To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge.

 

Seafood

Australian Tiger Prawns (GF)

Serves 4-6

1kg of fresh prawns

Serve chilled with Citrus Aioli or pack of 3 Dipping sauces (not included).

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 3 days.

Defrost in fridge overnight.

 

Salmon fillet w salsa verde (GF)

Serves 4-6

600gm (half side) salmon fillet.

Product is delivered frozen.

Defrost overnight in fridge. Bring fish to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Place on greased oven tray or use baking paper. Bake in pre-heated 200c oven for 15 minutes. Check fish at this stage. Cook longer if required but please remember the fish will keep cooking when removed from oven. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Chicken/Duck/Lamb/Pork

Ballotine of chicken

Serves 4-6

Whole raw chicken, de-boned, rolled and stuffed with bacon, sun dried tomato, basil and shallot.

Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date.

To bake, leave netting in place. Place in preheated 180c oven for approx. 45 mins. Allow to rest 10 mins before carving/serving. Cooking times may vary depending on oven.

 

Duck a L'Orange (GF)

Serves 2

Slow cooked duck maryland in traditional French fashion, served with Orange Jus.

Product is delivered frozen in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag.

Defrost overnight, remove packaging, place duck on oven tray and reheat in preheated 200c oven for 12-14 minutes. To defrost orange jus, put in the microwave for 60-90 seconds until piping hot and pour over the duck confit.

 

Tandoori chicken skewers

Serves 2

6 chicken tenderloins on skewers with house made tandoori marinade.

Product is delivered frozen.

Defrost overnight in fridge. Not suitable to defrost or cook in microwave. BBQ over medium coals, grill or pan fry for approx. 2-3 minutes each side. Allow to rest before serving.

 

Riverina lamb rump (GF)

Serves 2

Premium grain fed Riverina rump covered in fresh herbs, garlic + olive oil.

Product is delivered frozen.

Defrost overnight in fridge. Bring meat to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Roast in 200c oven for 20 minutes or BBQ over medium coals for approx. 7 minutes each side.

 

Greek lamb (GF)

Serves 2

Premium baby lamb fillets in lemon, sumac, garlic + olive oil marinade.

Product is delivered frozen.

Defrost in fridge overnight. Bring the meat to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. BBQ over medium coals for 2 minutes each side. Alternatively, heat a little oil in a fry pan and fry lamb fillets for 4-5 minutes. Rest in pan before serving. Pour pan juices over to serve.

 

Vegetarian

Vegetarian Platter

Serves 4-6

Trio of dips, flat bread, roast vegetables, olives + fetta cheese.

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Store in fridge until ready to serve. Dry fry or oven warm the flat bread to serve.

 

Sweet potato + lentil burgers

Serves 4-8

Lentil patties cooked and ready to heat and serve. Comes with roast capsicum & tomato sauce.

Product is delivered frozen. Use within 3 months.

Heat from frozen at 160c oven for 25 minutes. Defrost sauce in fridge overnight.

 

Salads and Sides

Salad of roast potato (GF)

Serves 6-8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

 

Salad of roast vegetable, quinoa, cranberry + almond (GF)

Serves 6-8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

 

Italian slaw with parmesan cheese (GF)

Serves 6-8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

 

Pack of 3 dipping sauces

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

 

Citrus aioli (GF)

Serves 4

Serve with Vodka Cured Gravlax or any other fish, chicken or beef.

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

 

Cranberry chutney (GF)

Serves 8

Serve chilled with any cold meats, turkey, chicken etc.

Product is delivered fresh. 2 months use by date.

 

Sage, pancetta + onion stuffing

Serves 6-8

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use-by date.

Defrost overnight in fridge.  Bake in pre heated 180c oven for 15-20 minutes.

 

Traditional gravy (GF)

Serves 6-8

Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use-by date.

Defrost in microwave for approx. 15 minutes. Heat on high for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove lid and whisk until smooth. Take care, hot liquid.

Alternatively, add to pan juices (if roasting meats) and stir to combine.

 

Slow roasted kipfler potatoes

Serves 8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Transfer to oven tray and heat at 200c for 12 minutes.

 

Glazed carrots with sesame seeds

Serves 2

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Transfer to oven tray and heat at 200c for 12 minutes.

 

Broccoli with garlic

Serves 2

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 6 days.

Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

 

Artisan sourdough bread

Serves 8

Product is delivered frozen. Store frozen and defrost on bench 1 hour before. Bake at 180c for 10 minutes.

 

Desserts

Christmas pudding

Serves 8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 3 months

To heat, place in microwave on medium heat for 4 minutes.

 

Christmas cake

Serves 20 slices approx.

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 3 months.

 

Brandy sauce

Serves 8

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 6 months.

Heat in saucepan until warm.

 

Mince pies

Serves 6 or 12 (depending on size ordered)

Product is delivered fresh. Use within 4 weeks.

Warm in pre heated oven 180c for 5 minutes.

 

Chocolate mousse with freeze dried raspberries (GF)

Serves 2

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 20 minutes prior to serving.

 

Chocolate fondant

Serves 2

Product is delivered frozen. Bake in pre heated 180c oven for 15 minutes from frozen.

 

Petite chocolate gateau

Serves 2

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 20 minutes prior to serving. Option to warm in oven or microwave.

 

Lemon tarts

Serves 4

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

 

Mango tart

Serves 4

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

 

Raspberry + almond tart

Serves 4

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

 

Salted caramel tarts

Serves 4

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

 

Mixed tart selection

Serves 8

2 of each: Lemon tart, Mango tart, Raspberry + almond tart, Salted caramel tart.

Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

 

Cocktail Food

Packed by the dozen

Mushroom + mozzarella arrancini balls                    V

Chicken + mustard tartlet

Manchego + chorizo muffins

Mediterranean vegetable tartlets

Thai chicken balls

Roast pumpkin + corn frittatas                                   V

Italian risotto balls

Spinach + fetta filo’s                                                     V

Goats cheese + caramelized onion tarts                  V

Smoked salmon roulade

Lamb + semi dried tomato canapes

Pulled pork on brioche – 8 pack

Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 2 hours prior to serving. For hot cocktail options, transfer to oven tray and heat in pre heated oven 180c for 12 minutes.

 

Hot Cocktail entertaining pack 20 pieces

Manchego + chorizo muffins, Roast pumpkin + corn frittatas, Italian risotto balls, Spinach + fetta filos, Goats cheese + carmelised onion tarts.

Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 2 hours prior to serving. For hot cocktail options, transfer to oven tray and heat in pre heated oven 180c for 12 minutes.

 

Cold Cocktail entertaining pack 20 pieces

Lamb + semi dried tomato canapes, Chicken + mustard tartlet, Smoked salmon roulade, Mediterranean vegetable tart

Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 30-60 minutes prior to serving and transfer to serving platter.

 

We hope you have a safe and happy festive season and enjoy all the convenience and taste of our Christmas menu.

 

Season’s Greetings from the team at Gourmet Dinner Service & Dietlicious!