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Top 11 Christmas Recipes

Get ready for the Holidays with these most popular Christmas Recipes

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For many the big Christmas meal is one of the biggest of the year. These traditions may go back decades or more, but there is always room for new ideas, new recipes, and new methods. So whether you are sticking with ham or turkey, prime rib or goose or trying something different these recipes should give you some ideas.

1. Prime Rib Roast

This is a classic prime rib recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.

2. Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef

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Ah, there's nothing quite like prime rib. This prime rib is slow roasted making it even more tender. There is a simple, but flavorful rub which will give you a great gravy afterwards.

3. Honey Glazed Smoked Ham

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This is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a spicy rub and placing it in a smoker. Let it smoke for a long while and it will taste great.

4. Grilled Lobster Tails

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This grilled lobster is perfect for any occasion. If you don't have a lot of experience grilling shellfish, then this easy recipe is for you.

5. Grilled Prime Rib

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What can I say? It's prime rib and that means it's delicious. You can top of this dish with a nice blue cheese or horseradish sauce.

6. Smoked Standing Rib Roast

Few things are better than a good Prime Rib. This standing rib roast is smoked for several hours and has the great flavor of the prime rib mixed with a mellow smokiness.

7. Deep Fried Turkey Breasts

If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 or 4 pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.

8. Rotisserie Turkey

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You need a good strong rotisserie to prepare this turkey. Check with your instruction manual or the manufacturer to make sure that your rotisserie set (especially the rotisserie motor) is rated for the weight of your turkey. For more information check out my article on Rotiserie cooking.

9. Apple Wood Smoked Turkey

"Just wanted to give you guys a recipe for smoked turkey that I've had excellent results with. It's a favorite around here. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. I made this on the 4th and it was the first to go. Didn't last long at all! And I got nothing but compliments on it."

10. Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

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This is a delicious herb marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.

11. Prime Rib Rub

This is a great spice rub for a standing rib roast. The combination of the pepper and cinnamon gives this an almost sweet, yet spicy flavor.

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