Jamie Oliver has Xmas lunch ideas for two covered

Natalie Cornish
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Photo credit: Tristan Fewings - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tristan Fewings - Getty Images

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It's not just our Christmas tables that will be a little quieter this year. For lots of us, the food we'll be serving up will be slightly different too, as our celebrations become low-key, local and small in line with the COVID restrictions.

In fact, even Nigella has admitted that she's doing away with the traditional family Xmas turkey lunch in favour of pork. But what to cook if you're spending Christmas solo, like Nigella, or planning a Christmas lunch for just two people? Well Jamie Oliver has some seriously good suggestions.

The TV chef spent the first lockdown dreaming up two-ingredient recipes to provide homemade alternatives to those essentials we were struggling to find at the supermarket (bread and pasta). He also made our store cupboard dinners more exciting with his self-filmed Channel 4 cooking show Keep Cooking and Carry On.

Now he's coming to the nation's aid all over again by serving up some brilliant ideas for Xmas lunch for two people.

Jamie took to Instagram last night to share seven delicious ideas that can be scaled up or down, depending on how many people you're feeding on Friday. Or, as Jamie suggests, made for four, even if there's only one or two of you, with plenty of leftovers for another day. That means less cooking!

'Loads of you have been asking for delicious meals for 2 this Christmas so have a look through these to see if any take your fancy - simple but still a bit special!' he captioned the post.

Those dishes included a mouthwatering beef wellington for two, pork with apple sauce, salmon en croute, chicken pot pie and roast chicken with all the trimmings. Jamie also included two showstopping centrepieces for vegetarians: Aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs and stuffed roast squash.

You can find the recipe for beef wellington for two here. All of the other dishes are on his website, JamieOliver.com; simply search for the recipe title.

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