Sponsored: Ready for your festive celebrations? If not, Marks & Spencer has got you covered with fabulous canapes, showstopping Christmas centrepieces and easy holiday recipes to make every moment special in the run up to the big day.
The quintessentially British brand’s latest festive food range features indulgent Christmas brunch options, a delectable selection of finger foods and cheeseboard favourites. Expect easier-than-ever centrepieces, sides and desserts to ease your culinary stresses away.
Looking for a turkey alternative? 17 succulent cuts of beef and lamb sourced from trusted farms in New Zealand, and chicken from the UK, are available for a limited time period. Customers will also receive a complimentary whole chicken or chicken breast (pack of 4) with any meat and poultry purchased.
For holiday recipe inspiration, Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Kirk Westaway to formulate a range of speedy and appetising dishes that promise maximum flavour without any of the Christmas hassles. The brand has also collaborated with the prominent Dubai-based British chefs Nick & Scott for three Christmas recipes. For a healthier option, two recipes are vegan.
Find these recipes and stay updated on Instagram: @marksandspencerme, the Marks and Spencer food application marksandspencerfoodme and YouTube channel youtube.com/user/MandSArabia/videos.
Take a look at the product selection below:
Hosting a family brunch? Take your pick from smoked salmon to luxurious spreads and honey varieties. Marks & Spencer has a brilliant bunch of ideas.
Our Best Ever Smoked Salmon (100g), AED 62 – This tender smoked salmon is cured with handcrafted Halen Môn™ sea salt and twice smoked over oak and chestnut to give a delicate, rounded flavour.
16 Cocktail Blinis(112g), AED 25 – Mini savoury pancakes made with rye sourdough – best served warm with Our Best Ever Smoked Salmon and cream cheese.
M&S Collection 2 Prawn & Salmon Terrines (155g)AED 65 – Two slices of prawn, salmon and dill mousse topped with a Honduran king prawn and finished with cream cheese and dill.
M&S Collection Chocolate Cream (200g), AED 29 – Extra thick cream blended with dark chocolate, perfect for dipping fruit or generously heaping on top of brunch pastries. Can be served hot or cold.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Spread (400g), AED 25 – Rich smooth caramel and chocolate spread with a hint of sea salt. A must-have brunch topping for croissants, pastries and French toast.
M&S Collection Honeycomb in Honey(450g), AED 89 – Beautifully floral Acacia honey with a generous piece of honeycomb. Perfect as an indulgent topping on pancakes and toast.
Perfect Finger Food platters
Vegan nibbles and bites for your party platter.
10 Tempura Prawns (120g), AED 65 – Succulent tail-on tiger prawns from Marks & Spencer assured farms, in a light crisp batter.
10 Cheesy Marmite Crumpets (205g), AED 65 – Ten mini crumpets topped with gooey mature cheddar cheese rarebit and melted Marmite® topped with parsley.
Plant Kitchen 12 Mini No Chicken Kievs (360g), AED 40 – Soya-based mini kievs with a garlic and parsley filling, coated in golden breadcrumbs.
Plant Kitchen 16 Mac & Cheese Bites (320g), AED 45 – Macaroni pasta with a vegan coconut-based cheese alternative sauce, coated in crisp herby breadcrumbs.
M&S Collection Luxury Truffle Filled Brie (250g), AED 52 – This handmade rich creamy brie is hand-filled with decadent cream cheese and black truffle layer.
Cheddar & Truffle (200g), AED 39 – This mild cheddar with black summer truffle is made by award-winning cheesemakers at Long Clawson Dairy.
The Big Day
Trimmings, desserts and more to complete your festive spread.
Ultimate Potato Mash (850g), AED 39 – This mashed potato with cream, butter, sea salt and cracked black pepper – conveniently heats in the microwave in just seven minutes.
Plant Kitchen Potato Dauphinoise (400g), AED 62 – Sliced potatoes in a creamy vegan cashew nut, almond and mustard sauce with a parsley breadcrumb topping.
Honey & Mustard Parsnips (600g), AED 45 – British parsnips in a buttery coating with a honey, mustard and maple dressing. Simply place on a tray and roast in the oven.
Prepared British Brussels Sprouts (480g), AED 22 – Perfectly easy pre-prepped sprouts for no-fuss pan frying or boiling.
Red Cabbage, Onion & Apple Mix (450g), AED 22 – Conveniently pre-sliced red cabbage, red onion and apple with a honey, orange and spice dressing. Simply pour the spiced glaze on top and cook in the oven.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Trifle (1.01kg), AED 139 – Layers of delish toffee sauce, whipped cream, vanilla custard and caramelised sponge, topped with toffee sponge cubes, chocolate curls and butterscotch pieces.
M&S Collection Chocolate Melt in The Middle Pudding (680g), AED 79 – Tasty soft chocolate pudding with a hidden smooth Belgian chocolate sauce centre. Heat in the oven or microwave and serve with ice cream.
Rodney Reindeer New York Cheesecake (1kg), AED 129 – Creamy baked Madagascan vanilla cheesecake on a digestive biscuit base finished with edible lustre and a fun reindeer face.
Marks & Spencer will be launching further lines over the coming weeks. This selection is available on the Marks & Spencer food delivery application, as well as, el Grocer, Deliveroo and NowNow apps, and in-store at Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival Plaza, Mall of the Emirates, Marina Walk and The Springs Souk.
For more information, visit the app marksandspencerfoodme for both Apple and Android users.