Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will host two exciting events as part of its activities at the forthcoming Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, to highlight the opportunities for Welsh red meat in the domestic market.
One of the highlights at the HCC stand this year will be a Christmas dinner made from all Welsh produce.
The dinner which will take place on Monday 27 November from 1pm at the HCC stand in the South Glamorgan Hall, will include a starter, main course including accompaniments and a pudding all sourced from Welsh producers.
A mouth-watering starter of Conwy Mussels steamed with Welsh Cider and Trealy Farm Sweet Smoked Paprika Chorizo will kick off the meal and this session will be hosted by Jason Hughes, from the Culinary Association of Wales Senior Team, and Head Chef at Chateau Rhianfa in Anglesey.
A main course of succulent roast rib of PGI Welsh Beef served with gravy enriched with Welsh red wine will then follow. Amongst the delicious accompaniments for this course will be pigs in blankets using pork produced in Wales, dauphinoise and crispy roast potatoes made with Welsh potatoes and crispy parsnips coated in a Welsh honey glaze.
The main course will be prepared and cooked by Elwen Roberts, Consumer Executive at HCC, who will demonstrate easy to follow cooking methods with the recipes ensuring that people of all ages can emulate the Welsh Christmas Dinner at home.
Elwen commented: “The Welsh Christmas dinner will take the audience through a step by step guide from starter to pudding – using outstanding Welsh produce. The recipes are designed to be easy to recreate at home and highlight the outstanding quality of food we have here in Wales. What better time to celebrate this than at Christmas!”
Jason Hughes will return once again to prepare a pudding made from Denbigh plums providing a scrumptious end to the Christmas dinner theme.
Over at the main entrance of the Showground, HCC will also be showcasing the best of Welsh produce with social media star Chris Roberts, who will be cooking Welsh Lamb on an Asado for both days of the Winter Fair. Chris, who is well known for his alfresco cooking in his Facebook videos currently has over 12,000 followers.
Chris said: “It’s great that Hybu Cig Cymru have asked me to be involved at the Winter Fair and I’m delighted to take part. I’m passionate about cooking Welsh Lamb on an Asado and in particular I love cooking outdoors so this is the perfect opportunity for me and I look forward to seeing everyone there!”