Whether you want to dazzle guests with a mouth-watering feast or simply sit back and relax by the fire with a well-deserved glass of wine, our Christmas Day guide will serve up a gastronomic treat.
With the help of some of our winners from this year’s EAT Norfolk Food and Drink Awards, sponsored by the East of England Co-op, we have all the tips, recipes and advice you need to serve up something truly special this Christmas.
From breakfast to bakes, midmorning tipples to mid-afternoon indulgences, seafood to succulent roasts, we have everything covered for the ultimate festive food and drink.
nothing says norfolk quite like crab – and for the team at the Fritton Arms it adds a real sense of decadence to your Christmas Day breakfast.
The pub, which is part of the Somerleyton Estate, won the Best Family Dining award, sponsored by Foodcare Systems.
“We love our produce to be as local as possible, and one of our favourite suppliers is Burdens Wet Fish and Shellfish in Gorleston. It’s a touch unusual to have crab for breakfast, but the combination of flavours and textures on this plate are a wonderful way to start a winter’s morning,” says executive estate chef Ashley Hancill.
“The Christmas crab plate consists of four parts; a soft-boiled egg with crab butter soldiers, a shot of crab tea, crab croquettes with Virgin Mary reduction and a pile of delicious, fresh, handpicked white crab meat. I will not lie, this dish is time-consuming to produce, but it’s worth every minute! These recipes serve four put together – but you can mix and match to make the combination of crab that suits you.