It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which calls for delicious food to match! ALDI is the secret ingredient for all your festive feasts this Christmas, with amazing quality and unbeatable value.
The Christmas countdown is officially on! Luckily, ALDI has everything you need to prepare for the big day. From delicious starters and tasty treats to award-winning meats, see ALDI’s ultimate guide to hosting this season.
Nothing says Christmas like an antipasti selection, and ALDI has it all…
Whether you are looking for some scrumptious seasonal snacks or the perfect addition to your Christmas charcuterie board, ALDI has an amazing array of options to see you through the season.
First, start with the award-winning Specially Selected Olives (€1.99,) and then pay homage to home with a creamy Irish Specially Selected Buffalo Mozzarella (€2.39) which picked up Gold at the IQFDAs 2022. Add in Christmas Pâté Bowls (€2.49) in a variety of flavours – choose from Brussels & Garlic, Pork & Cranberry, Duck & Orange, and Chicken & Bacon. Finish the spread with the traditionally dry cured Specially Selected 14-Month Minimum Matured Parma Ham (€2.49), produced in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region. All of which are on sale now!
Start as you mean to go on, ALDI has the perfect seafood starters…
For the ultimate festive season starter, serve your salmon on ALDI’s traditional award-winning Specially Selected Irish Atlantic Wheaten Bread (€1.59), on sale every day nationwide. Wow guests with some seasonal seafood with ALDI’s IQFDA Gold 2022 winner Specially Selected Maple/Seaweed Smoked Salmon (€4.99) or the Specially Selected Whiskey Marinated/Dill & Black Pepper Marinated Smoked Salmon (€9.99) which will both be on sale from December 9th.
Look no further than ALDI for all your Turkey needs this Christmas…
Set yourself up to impress friends and family with ALDI’s Specially Selected Irish Outdoor Reared Bronze Whole Turkey 4-4.99kg (€54.99), which serves 6-8 people. This show stopping product will be on sale from December 20th while stocks last. As with all ALDI’s turkeys, this product is Bord Bia Quality Assured and 100% Irish.
It wouldn’t be a traditional Irish Christmas dinner without the ham…
Gather ‘round for a roast with the most and enjoy ALDI’s award-winning Specially Selected Irish Easy Carve Ham 2.2kg (€19.99) on sale now. A deliciously moist and tender, easy-to-carve ham. Choose from two flavours; Fig & Christmas Spices or a unique Blackberry & Stout Glaze, both of which were awarded bronze medals at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2022. This hearty cut serves 8 -10 people comfortably.
ALDI has plenty of delicious vegan options for a veggie feast…
You will have the perfect festive vegan centrepiece with the Specially Selected Vegan Festive Wreath (€6.99), on sale from 19th December. Made with butternut squash, cranberries, chestnuts, and pumpkin seeds and topped with rosemary, candied orange slices and a sweet cranberry glaze.
Let’s get some top tips from Chef & ALDI Ambassador Catherine Fulvio
She says: “Hello VIP readers, I think it’s fair to say that Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and I’m delighted to share my top tips to create a gorgeously rich gravy to enhance your turkey this Christmas. It only takes six simple steps and minimal ingredients to create, but it will really elevate your plate!”
Catherine’s Christmas Gravy
1. After removing the roasted turkey, remove some of the fat using a gravy separator.
2. Place the leftover juices on a low heat.
3. Add 120ml white wine into the pan and bring to the boil.
4. Blend 2 tbsp of flour with about 4 tbsp white wine and stir into a paste.
5. Stir in the flour, whisk well before turning down the heat slightly and continue to stir adding stock. Continue to whisk until a glossy thick gravy forms.
6. Season with salt and black pepper.
There you have it! ALDI is your one stop shop for all your festive feast preparations this year with an amazing range of award-winning, great-value products to ensure everyone at the table has the merriest meal of all!
For more information about ALDI’s festive offerings and recipes visit www.ALDI.ie.
Please note all prices have been confirmed at time of publication but are subject to change. Please see in store for more detail.