30-minute recipes to whip up for Christmas lunch

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Make the holidays more fuss-free and delicious with these dishes

When planning a Christmas menu, it helps to be ready to entertain at any time of day. So it's not just dinner that deserves attention, having easy, delicious Christmas lunch ideas that you can whip up easily is an important part of holiday preparation!

Looking for some Christmas lunch ideas? Here are some quick recipes from our friends at ShareFood.

Simple 30-minute Christmas lunch ideas

1. Baked Salmon with Crusted Pistachio

This delicious, nutritious meal is sure to delight your guests. What makes this dish stand out is its zesty flavour, as it is coated with a special honey lemon mustard sauce.

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and its ingredients include salmon fillet, bread crumbs, pistachio nuts, lemon, honey, dijon mustard, and olive oil. Another 15 minutes is all you need to sear and bake this dish.

Learn how to make Baked Salmon with Crusted Pistachio by watching the video below.

2. Tau Cheo Chicken

This aromatic and tasty dish takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's spicy, savoury and a sure crowd-pleaser. All you will need is a whole chicken, spicy tau cheo paste, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, kecap manis, and garlic to whip this up for about four people.

Learn how to make Tau Cheo Chicken by watching the video below.

3. Hakka Yellow Rice Wine Chicken

This rich, flavourful dish is traditionally prescribed as a confinement food, but it makes for one of the great Christmas lunch ideas. All you will need is 30 minutes to whip up this dish and it yields 4 to 5 servings. You will need the following ingredients: a whole chicken, hakka rice wine, chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and spring onions.

Learn how to make Hakka Yellow Rice Wine Chicken by watching the video below.

4. Assam Steamed Fish

This tamarind-infused steamed recipe is healthy with various flavour profiles. It's sweet, sour, with a spicy kick, thanks to the assam juice and gravy that coats the fish before steaming.

To make it for lunch, you will only need to spare just 30 minutes of your morning and the following ingredients: barramundi/seabass, red chilli, assam paste, garlic, ginger, salt, and sugar. Garnish with spring onions and serve!

Learn how to make Assam Steamed Fish by watching the video below.

5. Steamed Minced Pork with Water Chestnut

One of the great Christmas lunch ideas is this recipe which combines the rich flavour of pork marinated in an egg-soy sauce-sesame oil mixture and the delightful crunch of water chestnuts.

The pork is steamed and then drizzled with soy sauce and sprinkled with shallots for colour and flavour. Garnish with spring onions and red chilli before serving.

Learn how to make Steamed Minced Pork with Water Chestnut by watching the video below.

This article was made in partnership with Sharefood Singapore. We hope these Christmas lunch ideas help make the holidays more fun. There's more on Sharefood's Facebook page!

Read also: 5 easy potluck recipes for Christmas parties