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Christmas Food Ideas – From Willie Pike, Master Chef MBE


Christmas Menu Ideas

Irvine Beat FM – Christmas Special: Lifestyle Feature

Willie Pike, Masterchef, Irvine Beat FM

Willie Pike, Master Chef, MBE.



On Thursday Lunchtime (13/12/18), Barry Reilly  was joined in the studio by Willie Pike, Master Chef, M.B.E. to discuss creative ideas to enhance your Christmas menu this year.

Willie Pike is a multi-award winning chef, highly regarded in the industry as a “Scottish culinary legend”.

Willie very kindly took the time out from his busy schedule and accepted our invitation to come along to Irvine Beat FM and talk about inspiring ways to enhance your Christmas dinner menu.

Classic Favourites – With A Special Twist

In sticking with the classics, Willie gave us suggestions as to how to enhance the festive favourites to make the dishes a little more special to impress your family, friends & guests.

Listen Again

Listen again to Willie Pike talking to us on Irvine Beat FM with some great ideas for Christmas dinner (Thursday 13/12/18).


What’s On The Christmas Menu?

(Recipes can all be downloaded in PDF links below)


Banana Wrapped in Ayrshire Bacon with Lightly Curried Mayo


Hot Smoked Salmon Tian with Crème Fraiche, Pickled Cucumber, Dressed Leaves and Citrus Dressing


Curried Parsnip and apple soup

Celeriac Soup with Truffled Mushrooms and Cepe Powder (shak -o – cini)


Wee Sorbet – Pineapple with Malibu with Sorbet and Passion Fruit


Legs and Breast Separate, Sausage Meat, Stuff the Breast, Wrap with Skin on in cling film

Fondant Potato in stock with a little butter

Shredded Sprouts with Pancetta, Roasted Pine Nuts and Cream


Sticky Toffee Christmas Pudding


Recipes from the dishes discussed on-air.

Download the Printable PDF Recipes below.

Celeriac Soup

Grilled Banana with Ayrshire Bacon

Turkey Tournedos

Sticky Toffee Christmas Pudding


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