The Perfect Holiday Recipes for the Sagittarius
You don’t have to read a Sagittarius daily horoscope If you want to get to know your Sagittarius friends better - instead, you can get to know them through their stomach! A person’s food preferences are greatly influenced by what inspires their soul and what they personally find comfort in. For all our firey Sagitarrius friends who have a birthday coming up, why not cook up something extra special just for them?
When the Sun is in Sagittarius, we all feel a little more friendly and adventurous. We are all ready to be a little more daring and experiment with new foods. As you prepare your holiday meals and party dishes, you will find these delicious dishes are also a great way to start a conversation because they are both rich in flavour and cultural history. Spread some cheer and love from your own kitchen this year, Sagittarius style.
You Don’t Have to Read a Sagittarius Horoscope to See Their Fire
We love helping you get to know each sign better as the months change. You can always think about the people you know with their birthday during this month to see the characteristics that this sign shares. There’s no question that a Sagittarius horoscope will often speak of travel and being outdoors and here’s why. Sagittarius is a Fire element sign which means they are confident, charismatic risk-takers. Think of the people you know with their birthday this month, do they love the outdoors? Are they positive and friendly and markedly brave? That’s the fire that fuels the passion within them.
Here are some of the key traits we love about Sagittarius that you can point out to make them feel loved on their birthday, or any day for that matter!
Sags are exceptionally generous and share what they have and give their time to help the greater good. They are known as evolved souls, symbolized by the archer constantly aiming their arrow towards the highest good for their own soul and humanity. Sagittarians will always be marked by a sense of nobleness because they live to push boundaries and create positive changes in the world through the way people act and experience life.
Sagittarians are also eternal optimists who are known to be visionaries, writers, leaders, teachers, artists, and revolutionaries. They rarely give their own minds away to work for someone else, as their fire sign nature gives them a strong streak of independence. They want to make things better and will act immediately. They don’t let fear stop them from doing what they feel is the right thing to do, and they are known for their great communication skills and directness.
Great Sense of Humor
The optimism of a Sagittarius feeds their comedic side as well. Hanging out with them always brightens your mood and helps you see things in a more positive light. While they love deep conversations about philosophy and humanitarian issues, cultural traditions, and spirituality, they always keep their sense of humour close at hand. Spending so much time contemplating such big ideas requires a certain lightheartedness so as not to overwhelm themselves with the problems of the world.
Sagittarians need to explore new places and new experiences to stay inspired. They are friendly and love meeting people from different places and learning about how people live all over the world. They are drawn to animals and being outdoors. Their sense of adventure extends to how they eat, too. They love variety and surprises.
Sagittarius Love An Adventure, Give Your Traditional Holiday Recipes a Twist
If you want to find your own recipes for a Sagittarius in your life or choose from ones you know, here are some general guidelines.
They will usually love a kick to their dish so add something spicy like chilis, cayenne or ginger.
If you had to go to three cities away to get ingredients, had to order special online or found a secret recipe this will tickle their fancy. Find something with a good story like your own special a family recipe or choose from the traditional recipes we gathered from around the world below.
Of course, you could wow them with a dish from a place they always speak of visiting to inspire them to finally go there! If you want to inspire the traveller in them, choose something obscure from a place many people haven’t heard of. Get creative!
8 Perfect Holiday Recipes for Sagittarius From Around the World
Holiday Recipes From Around The World Are Perfect For Sagittarius!
Why show up to a holiday party with something everyone has already tried? Take a page from a Sag’s book and think outside of the recipe box. Sugar cookies and candy canes are delicious but predictable, so instead try these fun recipes to get people talking and mingling for a Sag-approved party!
Mince Pie (England)
First, here are some fun facts about this very old dessert. This holiday tradition dates back to the 13th century in England and the pie represents the birth of Christ with the three key ingredients representing the gifts from the wise men. Even the traditional shape of the pie was originally meant to mirror the manger. Here’s your ingredient list:
- 2 clementine zests
- 1 pack Filo pastry
- 50g melted butter
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/2 cup flour for dusting
- 100g mincemeat
- Icing sugar
- 50g flaked almonds, a dash of brandy
- 25 dried cranberries
- 250g puffed pastry
Now here are simple instructions for mini mince pies. Preheat that oven to 400 degrees. Mix mincemeat, chopped up cranberries, clementine zest, and brandy. Put down some flour and roll the puff pastry to a 1/4 inch thickness. Spread mincemeat on top leaving a 1/2 inch border. Roll it up and pop it in the refrigerator.
Butter two cupcake trays and put a layer of filo over the tray. Brush the filo with butter and add another layer and again butter it. Press the filo into the holes. Cut the pastry roll into 24 even slices. Place each in a hole and brush with egg and sprinkle with almond. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool and pop the individual mini pies out. Then sprinkle with icing sugar.
In traditional Catholic Germany, there was a fasting period before Christmas. Only certain meals were allowed on Christmas Eve and fish was one of them. Carp was a tradition on Christmas Eve. Traditionally it was fried and served with potatoes. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 8 tbsp. sunflower oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and grease frying pan. Wash that carp in and out using water and dry with paper towel. Brush fish in and out with oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour and bake 35 minutes until browned lightly. You can brush the fish with oil a few times while cooking. If you prefer to not eat a whole fish, make a schnitzel alternative with pieces of fish prepared the same way.
This is a traditional French Canadian dish also called meat pie, and it is just full of savoury holiday herbs. For the pie crust, you’ll need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour,
- 1/2 teaspoon salt,
- 2/3 cup of butter,
- 6 tablespoons water.
For the meat filling you’ll need:
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 potatoes
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
For the pastry portion, mix the flour and unmelted butter and mix. Then add water until dough like. Make a round disc and wrap. Put in the refrigerator. Boil potatoes and mash but save 1/2 cup of potato water. Cook onion, garlic, beef, and pork in pan, drain the fat and make sure no pink is left. Combine the seasonings first then add them to the meat. Add the potato water and let the mixture simmer ten minutes.
Stir in mashed potatoes and cool as you preheat oven to 400 degrees. Flour a surface and roll out half of the dough to a 12-inch circle. Put this in the pie pan and then add the meat. Brush the top with egg and roll the rest of the dough to cover the top. Pinch the edges of the crust or fold top under bottom crust. Brush with egg and slice vent holes. Bake 30 or 35 minutes until it’s golden and light brown. Cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.
Pasteles (Puerto Rico)
A traditional Puerto Rican Christmas dish, this recipe makes a boiled tamale and takes a bit of time to prep. It is made from ingredients readily available in Puerto Rico. If you’d like a cooking project to keep you occupied (say your relatives fall asleep during the day or watch TV all day), this will do it. It’s also fun to do as a group. There’s quite an extensive ingredient list and you’ll probably need to visit a Spanish market. Also, they taste much better than they look.
If you’re ready for this challenge, go ahead and Google the recipe yourself. This recipe is long and would have tripled the length of this article! Here’s one recipe that looks relatively easy to follow. Because this is a big project, you may want to give yourself 2 or 3 days and make sure you look up how to prep real green bananas and plantains.
Here is a fun recipe from Mexico that is a little less time consuming than Pasteles and has fewer ingredients as well. Here is what you’ll need for the dough:
- 2 cups masa harina
- 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2/3 cup lard (optional)
- 8 oz. dried corn husks
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
For the filling, you’ll need refried beans and Mexican rice with a blend of cheeses.
Soak the corn husks in boiling water for 30 minutes. Using a mixer, combine lard and broth 3-5 minutes. Add the masa harina, salt, cumin, and baking powder and then stir in lard with mixer. Add more broth to make the dough soft and mix more. The consistency should be like peanut butter and you’ll know you’ve mixed enough if a small dough ball floats in water. Prepare a corn husk laid flat with glossy side up. Place spoonful of masa on the husk and cover with plastic wrap pressing it into a thin layer. Add a scoop of filling towards the wider end and fold one side in 1/3 of the way and the other side to cover it. Fold the bottom of the husk up.
Cover the bottom of a steamer pan with water and place tamales upright so folded end is on the bottom. Steam for 50 minutes. They are done if the husk pulls off easily.
Traditional seafood focussed Italian-American Christmas dinner is called a feast of the seven fishes. Eel is one traditionally eaten in Naples. You’ll need:
- 2 1/2 pounds of eel
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 bay leaf per piece of eel
- ~ 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- All-purpose flour
- Vegetable oil for frying
Cut the fish into 3-inch slices and rinse and dry. Crush the garlic, cut it in half and rub the fish with it. Season with pepper, salt, olive oil and vinegar. Top them with bay leaf. Let them marinate for an hour. Roll in flour, fry in medium hot oil to a golden brown and let the oil drain off on paper towel. Add more salt and pepper and serve with lemon wedges.
Bûche de Noël (France)
This is a French Christmas cake decorated to look like a tree log. You’ll need:
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. cocoa
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
- Chocolate buttercream icing
- 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
You’ll also need a jellyroll pan.
Here’s how to make this thing! Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease the pan, line it with wax paper, grease the wax paper and powder with flour to prevent sticking. Beat egg yolks (not the whites) with mixer. Add 1/3 cup sugar, water, vanilla, almonds, cake flour and cocoa. Next separately beat egg whites at high speed. Add cream of tartar and salt. Add 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Gentle mix into egg yolk mixture. Spread into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
On a cooking towel, sift powdered sugar in a 10x15 inch rectangle. As the cake is done, loosen it and turn it onto the towel. Take wax paper off. Roll up with the towel from the narrow end and cool on a cooling rack with the edge down. Unroll and remove towel. Spread icing. Reroll and wrap to place in refrigerator. Cut a small diagonal slice and place angles together as if it’s a branch. Top with frosting with the edge down on serving plate. Score with a fork to look like wood grain. Surround with crushed pistachios to look like moss.
Key Items You Should Have In Your Holiday Dish to Make a Sagittarius Happy
While certain signs don’t tend to like too many wild flavours, a Sagittarius isn’t one of them.
Think about using spices that aren’t used in a common kitchen, like wasabi, ginger, curry or even jalapenos. If it’s not bland, they’ll love it. You can find interesting sweeteners like monk fruit, dates, or coconut sugar to try something new as well.
If a food or ingredient isn’t something many people use, a Sag will probably be interested! Capers, caramel glazes, peanut sauce, or berry compote are all fun and unique flavorful ingredients that could inspire you when cooking.
If you go to a food market that sells unique foods from other places in the world, you’ll find plants and spices that are more obscure like kumquat, horseradish, buddha finger, durian, or cherimoya. Check out this fun guide to 30 fruits from South America and see how many you’ve heard of or tried.
Foods are a great bonding ritual in all cultures and as we use food to expand our palate, we can also see the that we can connect to the cultures and people the different recipes come from. In a time where we as compassionate and conscious people want to help unify people, cooking exotic or new things can inspire us to find commonalities and things we all like together.
If you have dietary concerns or food allergies, you can always make gluten-free or vegan versions of these. You can also find recipe alternatives online so you don’t have to figure it all out yourself! Cooking new things and trying new flavours enhances creativity and builds self-confidence, so channel that Sag fire and go for it!
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