Boxing Day Food Ideas


After the big day is done and dusted and the washing up is on the board ready to dry, deciding what to cook for Boxing Day can seem too exhausting to even consider. So, at Tom Browns we decided to do the work for you by collecting some lovely little Boxing Day recipes, saving you time and more importantly letting you relax with your nearest and dearest over the holiday season; trust us, you deserve it.  



Recipe for feeding the many

Feeding the many can seem like such a trial after Christmas Day, but this warming, filling pie can feed whatever stragglers you’ve got left over from the day before. It only takes a little over an hour to cook and has just 10 minutes of prep time, plus this recipe can easily feed up to six. You can scale it up or down, depending on the amount of food you’ve got left in the fridge, and it’s sure to soak up any remaining Buck’s Fizz from the day before.



Recipe for breakfast

After whipping up the perfect batter to make those fluffy Yorkshire puddings, you’ll be a pro at Jamie Oliver’s pancakes by Boxing Day. There’s no better time to try some delicious twists on the classic pancake recipe and with both sweet and savoury ideas to choose from, you can indulge in whatever takes your fancy! Our favourite is the blood orange, hard ricotta and orange zest pancake – a delicious use of oranges left over from yesterday’s stuffing.



Recipe for a using up leftovers 

This Nigel Slater recipe is a super quick, healthy fix that’s perfect to use up the left over turkey, without being too heavy. A middle eastern take on turkey, use up all of your left over meat and team it with juicy and sharp pomegranates, quick and easy couscous and a healthy dollop of Greek yogurt to top it all off…if you’re trying this one, save us a spoon!



Recipe for parties

If you’re looking for something a bit more refined, this trout dish from Yotam Ottolenghi could be the go-to dinner inspo you need for the 26th. It’s simple to put together but will look stunning on the plate and is full of seasonal colours that will wow your party guests; they don’t know what they’ve got to look forward to with this on the menu!



Every delicious dinner needs to be served with its perfect match, a delicious aperitif to wet the appetite and ready you for what is to come. We’ve found some excellent cocktails (including a warming classic brandy cocktail, a toe-curling whiskey recipe and a sloe gin tipple that will really keep you warm), plus a handy link to what we believe to be the seasons favourite drink – port. We’ve even included a handy link to a drink that the kids will love too, a scrummy mocktail that’s sweet, sparkling and super tasty too!


We hope this has inspired you to get creative this Boxing Day, from all of us at Tom Browns we want to wish you a very merry Christmas, the happiest of New Years and we hope to see you all in 2018!