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Something different for Christmas

donr

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I get the pleasure of having my family over for Christmas.
I'm done with turkey for a while & 4 days after Christmas I will end up eating half a pigs worth of ham @ the In-laws.

I'm looking for ideas for something non-traditional. Not weird , just not usual christmas fair.

Chicken drumsticks & roast beef are on the radar so far.

What are some of your holiday favorites?

Thanks

Don
 

EaOutlaw1969

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I agree if I had it my way, it would be a smoked prime rib done slightly under final temp let rest then cut into nice 1 inch or better slices , season and sear those beautiful slices until your is mouth is watering then your ready to eat.
 

JCAP

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This is somewhat traditional but in the past we've done lasagna roll-ups and chicken parm. Both of these were awesome changes from our typical ham. I've also thought about chicken cordon bleu for the main....

I like the idea of a roast beef especially if paired with a nice horseradish sauce.
 

texomakid

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I'll second the prime rib. We've done this for a couple of years and the entire bunch loves it. I wind up searing most of the slices since several in my bunch don't like rare but even the one Vegan in the bunch had a piece last year and has talked about it all year and plans to come back again. Who doesn't like fancy rib-eye?
 

Omnivore

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Oh I like the idea of searing slices of prime rib. Love that stuff but always crave a little more texture on it.

If you like shellfish, paella is a great party dish. My family has one of those huge paella pans and they went all out with that one year. Presentation was beautiful.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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Prime rib or smoked beef tenderloin FTW!

Some other ideas would be smoked pork tenderloins, fatties, a fajita bar, or chuck roasts for pulled beef. Do some of Jimmy J's smoky au jus if you go with a beef dish.

Could do some wings, ABT's, stuffed mushroom caps, and a smoked cheese platter as appetizer's
 

SecondHandSmoker

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As everyone above has said, prime rib, etc.
Or if you are wanting something for a good quick smoke, if they are available in your area, then why not a Tri Tip?
 

SecondHandSmoker

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Leg of lamb - another fav.
Lamb rib roast


Oh yeah!
Lamb is a good one too.

Edit: ^^^credit to sandyut^^^.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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Beef: lots of options - Tri tips are a fav. Prime rib as stated.

Leg of lamb - another fav.
Lamb rib roast

salmon if you are into fish.
Didn't think about leg of lamb...another great option!
 

TNJAKE

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I think I'm just gonna do a shrimp boil and put some sausage on the grill.
 

Hawging It

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I get the pleasure of having my family over for Christmas.
I'm done with turkey for a while & 4 days after Christmas I will end up eating half a pigs worth of ham @ the In-laws.

I'm looking for ideas for something non-traditional. Not weird , just not usual christmas fair.

Chicken drumsticks & roast beef are on the radar so far.

What are some of your holiday favorites?

Thanks

Don
We always do seafood and fish for Christmas. Like a buffet at home. Boiled and fried shrimp, fried catfish, hushpuppies, coleslaw, seafood gumbo and a couple of homemade pies
 

nchapelheel

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This year, the kids said they wanted BBQ for Thanksgiving. So.... I cooked 3 butts, total 21 pounds,
and got 13 pounds of pulled pork. I added Eastern NC BBQ sauce......since we are in NC.
They loved it, came back the next day for more. I tried the Gospel rub. I think Jeff's orignal rub is better. Pictures are attached for your drooling pleasure! Smoking turkeys for Christmas.
 

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bbqbrett

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Just make sure everybody has their own individual tins of Vienna sausages.

Just kidding! Have to vote for the prime rib myself or maybe a beef tenderloin.
 

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes...JJ
 

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Standing Rib Roast, 7 ribs!
 

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