Last week, I loved attending Iceland Christmas in July #icexmas2017 event, highlighting the festive dishes that will be on offer this year. Head chef Neil Nugent has created over 200 products in the Christmas range.
Christmas is a very special time for our family, we look forward to it all year round and count the days to the big event. Last year, my mum booked a last-minute trip from Brazil so she could be with us during the festive season. We all had a fantastic time, spending quality time together while enjoyed delicious food and drinks.
This year, we will probably spend Christmas with my brother and can’t wait to it. As you may know by now, we are big fans of Iceland and their wonderful range of frozen food #PowerOfFrozen, which are convenient, tasty and high quality.
As much as I love cooking, spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing I want to do at Christmas. Instead, I would much rather spend my time with my loved ones, sharing precious moments together.
Luckily, Iceland has a wide range of products that can take the pressure off busy families and ensure that we are all able to enjoy tasty food, without the hassle of preparing it.
The impressive Christmas range has everything you need to impress your guests, from beautifully prepared starters, such as the Luxury prawn terrines and sushi selection, to tasty main dishes and showstopper desserts.
I love sampling some of the dishes on offer, such as salt baked sea bass from the Aegean Sea, stuffed with lemon, parsley and dill. The extra mature vintage cheddar souflettes were light and irresistible.
I honestly never thought that I would be able to find high quality picanha in London, as I am used to great picanha in Brazil. One more time, Iceland surprised me and I was offered a beautifully cooked Luxury Picanha rump joint, 21 day matured, 100% British beef. It was so tender and full of flavour, I can’t wait to try it once it is out.
Iceland has everything you need for your main Christmas dinner, including the turkey and all the trimmings, such as Luxury pigs in blanket, partridge parcels, Luxury Christmas tree and baubles and Luxury pork, honey and rosemary stuffing parcels.
I was also introduced to Gilded Turkey, using a 15th century cooking tradition which ensures the turkey achieves a beautiful golden brown finish. It is cooked in the oven with a muslin and butter cloth, then coated with a honey and mustard dressing.
To finish off a mouth-watering meal, I have particularly enjoyed this delicious Reveal Snowflake Cake, a melt in the middle cake shaped like a Christmas snowflake, with an all butter brownie base, topped with a Belgium chocolate rose gold snowflake shell.
Once you pour the hot chocolate sauce, you will reveal the smooth and silky Belgian chocolate mousse with crunchy honeycomb pieces.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with the Iceland Christmas range. Not only is the range delicious, it is also great value for money and perfect to impress guests over the festive season.
Which dish would you like to try this festive season?
This post has been written in collaboration with Iceland, however the opinions expressed in this pot are honest and my own.