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7 Easy and Delicious Christmas Dishes Ideas for Dinner

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Wherever you go, you see evidence that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. The air is already filled with excitement and joy. People are out shopping for Christmas presents, bakeries are selling holiday treats, and homes are being decorated with lights and trees. It's truly a magical time of the year!

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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, food. There are so many delicious Christmas dishes to choose from, it can be hard to decide what to make. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 7 of the best Christmas dishes that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit!

Selat Solo

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Selat Solo is a popular dish in the city of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. This Javanese cuisine is based on Western cuisine. This dish contains lean beef pieces, and various sorts of vegetables such as carrots, green beans, long beans, fried potatoes, lettuce, etc. It's a good source of vitamins and minerals for our bodies. Selat Solo is one of the most healthy food choices.

The special spices that make a dish tasty here include sweet sauce (kecap manis) and Worcestershire sauce, as well as others, such as shallots, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg powder. Selat Solo is a popular dish for locals and tourists. This dish is very delicious, savory, and filling, and its unique thick sauce makes it something special that won't be found elsewhere.

It is always recommended to try the Selat Solo during your trip to Solo or if you're living there. This is a straightforward dish, but it's absolutely tasty with this excellent mixture of rice, tender beef, and numerous vegetables. You also have the choice to include lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and boiled eggs into this dish. You can find our Selat Solo recipe here. This dish is very suitable for Christmas dinner with your family.

Potato Croquette

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Potato croquettes, a popular Dutch food, get their name from the Dutch word, Kroketten. These words are interpreted to mean the French word croquette. Croquettes became well-known after World War 2, as suppliers made a lot of snack food around this time.

This dish resembles risoles (Indonesian snacks), another kind of fried croquette that can be filled with chicken, beef, veggies, cheese, and other fillings. Croquettes are a simple dish and not hard to make, also each country has its own version of croquettes. Korokke is a form of croquette, originating in Japan, containing potatoes, carrots, onions, and commonly eaten with tonkatsu sauce. Aloo Tikki is synonymous with a croquette, typically containing potatoes and beef.

Croquettes themselves consist of minced meat that is then coated with flour or breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. This potato croquette has fried and steamed potatoes as its main ingredient. The potatoes will be mashed together, and then seasoned with raw onions, and cooked with ground beef along with diced vegetables. Potato croquettes are generally round, breaded, and fried until golden brown. It may be served with chili sauce or mayonnaise. You can find our Potato Croquette recipe here.

Red Soup

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Red soup is a popular dish in East Java, specifically in the town of Surabaya, which was created from the Netherlands, and was brought to Indonesia before the year of Indonesian independence. This soup is a variation of the Dutch tomato soup. Often red soup is served as a traditional family meal for particular occasions and holidays, like Christmas, and it's enjoyed by many people around the world.

It has spread throughout the world, becoming a staple dish in many Asian countries. It has a unique taste, freshness, sourness, as well as a delicious taste. This dish has a thick sauce or soup because it adds a number of tomatoes along with diced chicken, sausage, champignon mushrooms, carrots, vegetables, potatoes, peas, boiled macaroni, and other herbs and spices.

The soup taste is very delicious and soothing, so it's perfect for serving during cold and festive occasions. You can prepare this dish and other soups as Christmas dishes or serve them as Christmas dinner. Check out our Red Soup recipe here.

The basic ingredients of the red soup are carrots, sausages, ham, Luncheon Meat (non-halal), peas, and fried meatball pieces. This soup has a sweet and sour flavor, very tasty and soothing, so a number of people love it. This soup tastes sour because of the tomato slices and tomato sauce, and the sweet taste from sugar.

Baked Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Sauce

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You can use this dish as your Christmas menu ideas too. One of the healthiest dishes you'll find that is rich in protein, omega-3, and other various nutrients is salmon. Salmon is a fish that contains the healthiest nutrients. In addition, salmon is low in mercury, which makes it a healthy option for people of any age. Some nutritionists believe that salmon can aid vision and help students study effectively because they're loaded with omega-3s, which can improve vision, as well as calcium and vitamin D, which sustain our bones and help prevent osteoporosis.

For those who are on a weight-loss diet, consuming salmon can help reduce and control your appetite. The protein content in salmon can make us feel full longer. It is very easy to make this baked salmon. Tips for making salmon tender is not to bake it too long. It should only take approximately 5-6 minutes and the skin should be golden brown and crisp when flipping the salmon.

And as soon as the salmon is flipped, it takes only approximately 1 minute to cook it. For the serving, you can prepare the mashed potatoes and gravy sauce. For the mashed potatoes, you need to crush and sift them with a sieve and spoon, and the result will be very soft. After sifting it, the potatoes are put into a pot along with milk and heat it until the potatoes are soft. Check out our Baked Salmon recipe here.

Beef Steak

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Do you like the taste of steak? Steak can be made with or without beef and may be grilled or pan-fried. This is a common western dish, especially in the U.S., but it also exists in Indonesian dishes. For those who don't like beef, a delicious chicken steak menu exists. You can make this dish for your Christmas dinner with your family too!

You should consider using beef shanks to prepare this dish, because it will be cooked for long amounts of time, including stews, curries, and others. Shanks are the upper-front portion of the cow's leg, great for beef shank soup, meatballs, or soto. For dishes that take so long to prepare, such as stews and rendang, it is best to use beef shanks and gandik meat. Because beef shanks have fine veins, they're somewhat more delectable. However, if you prefer a smoother texture, opt for gandik.

Beef steak is known, among other dishes, for being based on a savory-sweet flavor. Because of this appetizing mix of flavors, many people enjoy this meal, which can often be served for dinner or lunch. However, it's occasionally also thought to be a healthy dish, given the presence of vegetables as an additive to the beef steak. To make this Beef Steak, you can see our recipe here.

Chicken Kiev

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Côtelette de Volaille is the other name for Chicken Kiev or Chicken Kyiv. It's a classic dish that has been enjoyed by many people for centuries. The dish is said to originate from Ukraine, and it is believed that the first chicken kiev was invented in Kiev in the 1800s. The dish spread across Europe in the 19th century, and its popularity reigned there for quite some time.

Today, chicken kiev is a favorite dish in many countries. The original chicken kiev is made of a chicken breast that is pounded thin, rolled around a butter-based filling, breaded, and fried until crispy and golden brown. Over time, the dish has evolved, and today there are many different types of chicken kiev. However, the classic chicken kiev is still a favorite of both kids and adults. You can see our Chicken Kiev recipe here.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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One of the Chinese foods that is loved by many people is Sweet and Sour Meatballs. The taste of sweet and sour comes from Chinese cuisine, which is made from water, tomato sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper, and flour (for thickening). Sago flour is the flour that is used for thickening the sauce. But, this recipe does not use flour, because there is already tomato sauce that can thicken the sauce. However, if you want to use flour that's fine too. A few things can affect the taste of this sweet and sour meatball, the first is the ingredients types, the freshness of the ingredients, and the method to cook it.

Delicious and chewy meatballs are made from round and fresh tender beef meatballs that have a sweet flavor and are served with sweet and sour sauce. The sweet and sour sauce is one kind of sauce that people commonly enjoy. This sauce can be used as savory seasoning beef meatballs, as a tasty topping, or as a sauce in fried dishes. The minced beef meatballs that we make with this recipe will be different from those sold in supermarkets. Of course, homemade dishes are healthier!

Minced beef, garlic, nutmeg powder, salt, pepper, and a few slices of white bread are used to make these sweet and sour meatballs. The white bread makes this meatball texture soft when eaten. After that, this dough is rounded with a diameter of 3 cm, and then fried. The first main ingredients of this sweet and sour sauce are tomato sauce, vinegar, and sugar. To enhance it, you can add a handful of carrots and peas. You can see our Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe here.