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10 festive Christmas dinner alternatives


Tired of Christmas ham or looking for fresh inspiration to celebrate this year? Here are 10 alternative dishes to delight the whole family!

Seafood risotto

This gourmet risotto is perfect for your Christmas table. Wash and scrape a pile of mussels (equivalent to a 1-quart sized container). Cook them in a Dutch oven with a little thyme, 1 chopped shallot, 2/3 cup wine and 1/4 cup water. Set the mussels aside and filter out the juice, reserving it for the risotto. In the Dutch oven, brown 1 chopped onion until translucent. Add 1 cup risotto rice and stir, then add the mussel juice, little by little, until the rice is cooked (about 18 minutes). Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of saffron. Add the mussels to the rice, removing half of the shells. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and serve immediately. Tip: You can use a frozen seafood mix instead of mussels if you prefer.

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