There are so many different traditions, what to eat and prepare for Christmas, as there are people and families.
Everyone has their own favourites, and the way they have celebrated the season for ever.
I love traditions, I think they are an important part of the life, giving its sense of continuity, and belonging, no matter where you find yourself in during the holidays.
Salmon is the one protein, that I could eat daily, I just love the texture and taste of it, the lightness of it.
Warm smoked peppered salmon is tasty, and a fast favorite in my Christmas, as is Waldorf salad. The fresh taste of the salad, with the apples and celery, is so welcomed. I know the salad is often paired with turkey, but I love it with the warm smoked salmon.
I am not a big fan of mayonnaise. I actually would rather pass it all together, so instead of using mayonnaise in the Waldorf salad, I use half sour cream and half unsweetened, whipped cream. I think the taste and texture of that combination wins the heaviness of the mayonnaise.
Recently, I have seen all kinds of fruit added to the salad, or used instead of apples. Of course, go wild and be creative. I like my Waldorf salad with apples, the traditional way, I mix three apple flavors, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Golden.
I hope you are enjoying the anticipation of the Christmas as much as I am.
Until next time
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.
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