Christmas 2020 - How to store & serve our food

Christmas 2020 - How to store & serve our food

Christmas menu available 1 November - 24 December 2020.

The following guide has been put together as a one-stop reference for all items on our Christmas Menu. Its purpose is to make storing, preparing and serving our Christmas food 100% foolproof, so you can get on with the business of enjoying yourself! This guide will tell you:

  • what the item is
  • how the product arrives to you (frozen/fresh, cooked/uncooked)
  • how to store it how to serve it (hot/cold)
  • what to serve it with
  • how long it will last

Check through the categories for the specific items you’ve ordered. This will not only save you time and stress on Christmas day but will also ensure you get the very best, most delicious result! Note: Every item does carry a label with instructions on it.

Entrees

Vodka cured gravlax (GF)

Serves 4
House made and hand sliced gravlax.
Serve with GDS Citrus Aioli (not included) rye bread and sliced cucumber.
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 5 days.
Defrost in fridge overnight. Remove packaging & transfer to individual plates.

Australian tiger prawns (GF)

Serves 4-6
1kg of fresh prawns
Serve chilled with Citrus Aioli or pack of 3 Dipping sauces (not included).
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 3 days.
Defrost in fridge overnight.
Tip: Roll prawns (peeled or unpeeled) in paper towel to remove excess moisture

Trio of dips

Serves 4-6
Hummus, roast capsicum, beetroot with cumin + flat bread.
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date.
Defrost in fridge overnight. Dry fry or oven warm the flat bread to serve.

Tomato + goats cheese tarts

Serves 4
Product is delivered frozen. Heat for 10 minutes in preheated 180c oven.

Vegetarian antipasto Platter

Serves 4-6
Trio of dips, flat bread, goats cheese tarts, roast vegetables, olives + provolone cheese.
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.
Store in fridge until ready to serve. Dry fry or oven warm the flat bread to serve.

Premium antipasto Platter

Serves 4-6 Premium selection of charcuterie, roast vegetables, goats cheese tarts, hummus, olives, sun dried tomato + provolone cheese.
Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

Turkey

1kg Turkey breast (GF)

Serves 4-5 (carves into approx. 10 -12 slices)
Fresh, raw, free range boneless turkey breast with Orange + pistachio nut stuffing.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 10 days. Store in fridge.
Allow turkey to come to room temperature for 1 hour prior to cooking, then remove packaging, leaving the netting in place. Transfer to a baking dish, pour over 1/2 cup each of good quality chicken stock and white wine. Place in pre-heated fan forced 180c oven. Bake for 50 minutes, rest for 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on oven. Remove netting before carving and serving.

2kg Turkey breast (GF)

Serves 8-10 (carves into approx. 20 – 24 slices)
Fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with Orange + pistachio nut stuffing.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 10 days. Store in fridge.
Allow turkey to come to room temperature for 1.5 hours prior to cooking then remove packaging, leaving the netting in place. Transfer to a baking dish, pour over 1 cup each of good quality chicken stock and white wine. Place in preheated fan forced 180c oven. Bake for 90 mins, rest for 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on oven. Remove netting before carving and serving.

1kg Cooked turkey breast – to re-heat

Serves 4-5
Cooked fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with Orange + pistachio nut stuffing.
To serve remove bag and netting, slice. To warm in oven, place sliced turkey on a tray lined with baking paper. Cover with foil and place in a pre-heated 160c oven for 15 mins. Check to see if hot enough and reheat longer if required.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 5 days. Store in fridge.

2kg Cooked turkey breast – to re-heat

Serves 8-10
Cooked fresh, free range boneless turkey breast with Orange + pistachio nut stuffing.
To serve remove bag and netting, slice. To warm in oven, place sliced turkey on a tray lined with baking paper. Cover with foil and place in a pre-heated 160c oven for 20 mins. Check to see if hot enough and reheat longer if required.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 5 days. Store in fridge.

Ham

Ham and turkey platter

Serves 6
Sliced premium leg ham and marinaded turkey breast served with 3 condiments (Dijon mustard, cranberry chutney + citrus aioli).
Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

½ kg sliced ham

Serves 3-4
Hand sliced double smoked leg ham.
Product is delivered fresh and ready to serve. Use within 8 days. Store in fridge.

5kg double smoked leg ham

Australian premium double smoked leg ham.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 3 weeks.
Remove packaging. To take the skin off the ham, cut around the edge between the skin and the fat. Carve and slice as required.
To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge.

5kg glazed ham, ready to bake

Ham marinaded in Fig jam + apple glaze.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Cook within 10 days.
Remove packaging. Place ham in large baking dish and bake in pre-heated 180c oven for 1 hour. Baste every 15 minutes.
To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

5kg glazed ham

Ham marinaded in Fig jam + apple glaze.
Product is delivered fresh, already baked and ready to carve and serve or re-heat. Use within 3 weeks.
To store, place in a damp ham bag or tea towel in the fridge.

Seafood

Australian Tiger Prawns (GF)

Serves 4-6
1kg of fresh prawns
Serve chilled with Citrus Aioli or pack of 3 Dipping sauces (not included).
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use by date. Once defrosted use within 3 days.
Defrost in fridge overnight. Use paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

Salmon fillet w salsa verde (GF)

Serves 4-6
600gm (half side) salmon fillet.
Product is delivered frozen.
Defrost overnight in fridge. Bring fish to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Place on greased oven tray or use baking paper. Bake in pre-heated 200c oven for 15 minutes. Check fish at this stage. Cook longer if required but please remember the fish will keep cooking when removed from oven. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Chicken/Duck/Lamb/Pork

1kg Chicken ballotine

Serves 4-6
Whole raw chicken, de-boned, rolled and stuffed with bacon, sun dried tomato, basil and shallot.
Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date.
To bake, leave netting in place. Place in preheated 180c oven for approx. 50 mins. Allow to rest 10 mins before carving/serving. Cooking times may vary depending on oven.

1kg Cooked chicken ballotine

Serves 4-5
To serve remove bag and netting, slice.
Product is delivered fresh in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. Use within 5 days.

Duck a la orange (GF)

Serves 2
Slow cooked duck maryland in traditional French fashion, served with Orange Jus.
Product is delivered frozen in a vacuum sealed Cryovac bag. 4 months use by date
Defrost overnight, remove packaging, place duck on oven tray and reheat in preheated 200c oven for 12-14 minutes. To defrost orange jus, put in the microwave for 60-90 seconds until piping hot and pour over the duck confit.

Tandoori chicken skewers

Serves 2
6 chicken tenderloins on skewers with house made tandoori marinade.
Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date
Defrost overnight in fridge. Not suitable to defrost or cook in microwave. BBQ over medium coals, grill or pan fry for approx. 2-3 minutes each side. Allow to rest before serving.

Riverina lamb rump (GF)

Serves 2
Premium grain fed Riverina rump covered in fresh herbs, garlic + olive oil.
Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date
Defrost overnight in fridge. Bring meat to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Roast in 200c oven for 15-20 minutes or BBQ over medium coals for approx. 7 minutes each side.

Greek lamb (GF)

Serves 2
Premium baby lamb fillets in lemon, sumac, garlic + olive oil marinade.
Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date
Defrost in fridge overnight. Bring the meat to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. BBQ over medium coals for 2 minutes each side. Alternatively, heat a little oil in a fry pan and fry lamb fillets for 3-4 minutes. Rest in pan before serving. Pour pan juices over to serve.

Slow cooked pork belly w orange chilli jam (GF)

Serves 2
Product is delivered frozen. 4 months use by date
Defrost in fridge overnight. Bring pork belly to room temperature 30 minutes before reheating. Roast in pre-heat 200c oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve with orange chilli jam.

Salads and Sides

Salad of smoked salmon + roast potato (GF)

Serves 4-6
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

Roast vegetable, spinach + quinoa salad (GF)

Serves 4-6
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

Italian slaw with shaved parmesan (GF)

Serves 4-6
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients together with dressing.

Warm Moroccan couscous salad w Chickpeas

Serves 4-6
Product is delivered frozen and fresh. Use within 8 days. When ready to serve, warm couscous and toss all ingredients together with dressing.

Pack of 3 dipping sauces

Citrus aioli, Salsa Verde and Soy + Wasabi
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Citrus aioli (GF)

Serves 4
Serve with Vodka Cured Gravlax or any other fish, chicken or beef.
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.

Cranberry chutney (GF)

Serves 8
Serve chilled with any cold meats, turkey, chicken etc.
Product is delivered fresh. 2 months use by date.

Orange + pistachio stuffing

Serves 6-8
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use-by date.
Defrost overnight in fridge. Bake in pre heated 180c oven for 15-20 minutes.

Christmas gravy (GF)

Serves 6-8
Product is delivered frozen. 3 months use-by date. Defrost in microwave for approx. 15 minutes. Heat on high for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove lid and whisk until smooth. Take care, hot liquid. Alternatively, add to pan juices (if roasting meats) and stir to combine.

Slow roasted kipfler potatoes

Serves 8
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 8 days.
Transfer to oven tray and heat at 200c for 12 minutes.

Glazed carrots with sesame seeds
Broccoli with garlic

Serves 2
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 6-8 days. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

Artisan sourdough bread

Serves 8
Product is delivered frozen. Store frozen and defrost on bench 1 hour before. Bake at 180c for 10 minutes.

Desserts

Christmas pudding

Serves 8
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 3 months
To heat, place in microwave on medium heat for 4 minutes.

Brandy sauce

Serves 8
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 6 months.
Heat in saucepan until warm.

Mince pies

Serves 6 or 12 (depending on size ordered)
Product is delivered fresh. Use within 4 weeks.
Warm in pre heated oven 180c for 5 minutes.

Chocolate mousse with freeze dried raspberries (GF)

Serves 2
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 20 minutes prior to serving.

Chocolate fondant

Serves 2
Product is delivered frozen. Bake in pre heated 180c oven for 15 minutes from frozen.

Lemon tart (GF)

Serves 4
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Mango tart (GF)

Serves 4
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Raspberry + almond tart (GF)

Serves 4
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Salted caramel tarts (GF)

Serves 4
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Mixed tart selection (GF)

Serves 8
2 of each: Lemon tart, Mango tart, Raspberry + almond tart, Salted caramel tart.
Product is delivered frozen. Take out of freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Cocktail Food

Packed by the dozen

Chicken + mustard tartlet (GF)
Spanish chorizo bites
Thai chicken balls
Italian risotto balls
Mediterranean vegetable tartlets (GF) (V)
Roast pumpkin + corn frittata (GF) (V)
4 cheese + chive muffins (V)
Goats cheese + onion tarts (GF) (V)

Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 2 hours prior to serving. For hot cocktail options, transfer to oven tray and heat in pre heated oven 180c for 12 minutes.

Hot Cocktail entertaining pack 20 pieces

Spanish chorizo bites, 4 cheese + chive muffins, Italian risotto balls, Thai chicken balls, Goats cheese + carmelised onion tarts.
Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 2 hours prior to serving. For hot cocktail options, transfer to oven tray and heat in pre heated oven 180c for 12 minutes.

Cold Cocktail entertaining pack 18 pieces

Chicken + mustard tartlet, Salmon mousse tartlets, Mediterranean vegetable tart
Product is delivered frozen. Remove from freezer 30-60 minutes prior to serving and transfer to serving platter.

We wish you have a safe and happy festive season and enjoy all the convenience and taste of our Christmas menu.

Season’s Greetings from the team at Gourmet Dinner Service & Dietlicious!
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