Mains

Patotin
Monday, who used to be a teacher in the Philippines shares her traditional family recipe for Patotin - a sumptuous duck stew
Goat Cheese Tart
Turn your leftover goats cheese into this delicious tart by pastry chef and blogger, Nadia Parekh
Baked Ricotta
Have plenty left over from your cheese board? Why not make this delicious baked ricotta with poached pears
Dolma with Lamb Chops
Zaynab, who grew up in New York and now calls Dubai home, combines her Iraqi heritage and multi-cultural experiences to create mouth-watering fare for her family and friends. Impress your guests this season with her show-stopping dolma!
Beef Kaldereta
Gina Duldulao’s interest in cooking began when she moved to Dubai from the Philippines three years ago. She now cooks regularly for her friends and is passionate about learning new recipes from different cuisines. The festive recipe she's chosen to share has a few surprises!
Oxtail Potjiekos
South African born Gavin first cooked this traditional dish when he was on a camping trip as a teenager. The former chef now hosts regular gatherings at his house in Dubai, where potjiekos (pronounced 'poy-key-kos'), is the star. It simply isn't Christmas in the Naude household without this delicious stew
Vegan Wellington with Pecan Quinoa Stuffing
Make your Christmas main something to sing about with this fabulous vegan Wellington with pecan quinoa
Balaleet
A traditional Emirati sweet vermicelli dish with eggs and onion. A simple dish with an unexpected but elegant taste and aroma!
Legeimat
This traditional Emirati recipe has been personalised with the addition of mozzarella cheese by Zahra Al Nahdi. This pastry is a delicious and traditional sweet similar to doughnuts and is often served during Ramadan and special occasions
Machicha Fish with Rice
Fatima Al Qubaisi shares her traditional Emirati Machicha Fish with Rice Dish - taken from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Margooga
A deluxe Emirati chicken stew with bread dough from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Christmas Turkey with Beef, Pistachio and Parmesan Stuffing
Although Shelley Douglas is a professional hairdresser, we think she is more than capable of giving any chef a run for their money when it comes to her fabulous stuffed turkey...