Christmas lunch 2023: Recipe ideas from the stars

Christmas lunch 2023: Recipe ideas from the stars

From Fatima Sydow's peppermint crisp trifle recipe to J'Something and Coco's butter fried chicken, you can't go wrong with these Christmas lunch ideas.

J'Something and his wife Cordelia 'Coco'
J'Something and his wife Cordelia wearing Magents jerseys/ Instagram (@jsomethingmusic)

If you are one of those people who left your Christmas lunch menu for the last minute, then we're here to help save the day. 

Some of our favourite celebrities have been cooking up a storm in 2023, and several of the recipes are perfect for the festive season. 

Here's a look at some of them. 

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J'Something and Coco's Butter Fried Chicken 

J'Something and his wife Cordelia 'Coco' da Fonseca love cooking together and 2023 was no different. Their 'For You My Love' video series produced some of the most mouthwatering meals we have laid our eyes on. 

The couple's Butter Fried Chicken with a Caper Butter Sauce recipe is a 10/10. 

"Not sure about you guys but when we think FESTIVE season we think FRIED CHICKEN! Not just any fried chicken though … butter fried chicken! Sounds good? It’s MAD GOOD! Coco grew up with Fried Chicken during Christmas time so we wanted to pay tribute to that moment but obviously giving it a little #ForYouMyLove touch," J'Something said. 

Lorna Maseko's Greek Yogurt, Chickpeas, Pumpkin Salad

Every Christmas lunch menu needs a delicious salad. Celebrity chef and media personality Lorna Maseko's Greek Yogurt, Chickpeas, Pumpkin and Tomato salad will not disappoint. She created this recipe for HSN's recipe series. 

Check out the post below for all the details.

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Fatima Sydow's Peppermint Crisp Trifle

In memory of Fatima Sydow, we're sharing one of her popular dessert recipes. The Cape Town cookbook author passed away on Tuesday, December 19, after a three-year cancer battle. 

Her memory will live on through the amazing recipes she shared over the years. Fatima's Peppermint Crisp Trifle will leave your guests drooling. 

Here's what you will need to make it: 

Ingredients 4 cups fresh whipping cream
1/2 icing sugar ( optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cans caramel
2 slabs of grated pepper crisp chocolate
1 slab of Lindt dark chocolate 70%
2 packets of tennis biscuits, 1 caramel and 1 chocolate mint.
60 grams of melted butter

Watch Fatima's YouTube video below to see how to make it.

Siba Mtongana's Cheat Meringue Cheesecake

Staying with dessert, Siba Mtongana's Cheat Meringue Cheesecake will be the talk of your Christmas lunch gathering. This recipe takes 25 minutes to prepare and serves six people. 

Find the full recipe here: Cheat Meringue Cheesecake

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BONUS recipe...

Food blogger Landi Govender's Parmesan-Crusted Roasted Potatoes are a must-try. Just about every Christmas lunch table will feature potatoes. This recipe is a good way to elevate traditional roast potatoes. 

Get the full recipe of The Tocka Blog

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Main image credit: Instagram/@jsomethingmusic


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