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20 Christmas dinner recipes that aren't Christmas ham

While we love Christmas ham as much as the next perso, sometimes it's nice to shake things up. To help inspire you, we've created this collection of the best Christmas dinner recipes that aren't Christmas ham, and between roast duck, roast turkey, chicken, fish, lamb, and even whole-roasted cauliflower, you definitely won't be stuck for choice.

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    Roasted eggplant with spiced lamb

    Silky eggplant and crunchy cauliflower topped with spiced minced lamb - delish! This dish is a stand out winner for a quick and easy midweek dinner. And it's great for diabetics.

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    Roast beef rump with red wine gravy

    Enrich a winter family meal with this glorious roast beef coated with mustard, worcestershire sauce and red wine gravy. It also wouldn't go astray on the Christmas dinner table.

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    Beef Wellington

    Beef Wellington, possibly the classic British dish, makes for the ultimate family meal, or an impressive centrepiece for a dinner party or celebration.

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    Whole fish with green onion mayo

    Impress your friends and family with this BBQ whole snapper and green onion mayo at Christmas this year. Fish on the BBQ is very difficult to overcook and is guaranteed to stay moist.

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    Slow roasted lamb shoulder

    Slow roasted to tender perfection, this gorgeous lamb shoulder dish is the ultimate comfort food for a hungry family. Served with crisp baked potatoes, it's a dinner dish the whole family will love.

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    Roasted goose with spiced apples and onions

    This deliciously tender roast goose recipe is stuffed with a pisatchio and fig stuffing, perfectly balancing sweet and nutty. It's the perfect meal for a special occasion like Christmas.

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    Roast fillet of beef and vegetables

    Beef fillet is a beautiful, premium cut of meat. This dish can be created successfully with a boneless mini lamb roast or lamb rump. It's all cooked in the one baking dish, minimising the washing-up, and is so easy it could be delegated to anyone in the family.

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    Barbecued lamb leg with lemon thyme salsa verde

    Deliciously tender lamb garnished with a fresh and zesty lemon thyme salsa verde - does it get much better? Serve up with homemade thick-cut kumara wedges for an even bigger flavour kick!

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    Roast duck with orange and snow pea salad

    Duck is an excellent choice if you're looking for something a little different. It is a rich meat, but the orange sauce and snow-pea salad provide the perfect contrast. Using both the stove top and the oven will result in perfectly cooked breast with a lovely crisp skin.

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    Turkey with lemon parsley seasoning

    Cook up a turkey feast for dinner that doesn't need to be cooked for hours. In just 40 minutes you'll have a juicy turkey and a tangy lemon parsley seasoning.

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    Miso-roasted whole cauliflower

    Whether you're following a meat-free diet or are just looking for creative ways to up your vegie intake, try this delicious whole roasted cauliflower. Find this recipe and more like it in The Australian Women's Weekly's 'Eat Well Live Well' cookbook, out January 1, 2017.

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    Whole thai-style steamed fish

    Steaming this fabulous Thai-style steamed fish is best done in a bamboo steamer, but if you have a metal one just loosely wrap the whole parcel in baking paper.

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