Your Perfect New Year's Eve Menu
We've put together our favorite entrees and appetizers that make unforgettable New Year's Eve dishes.
Chicken Lollipop with Plum Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds
An inexpensive option for appetizers is always tasty chicken wings!
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Spinach Salad with Citrus and Roasted Beets
Curly leaf spinach has great texture and flavor and holds this mustardy dressing well. For additional color, feel free to use a variety of different colored beets. You can also swap blood oranges for the tangerines.
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Skirt Steak with Paprika Butter
Skirt steak is great for dinner parties because it cooks quickly. Serve the steak thinly sliced, with a lightly smoky, tangy paprika butter.
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Spelt Focaccia with Kale, Squash and Pecorino
Instead of using an excessive amount of cheese or meat, top the focaccia with tangy marinated kale, soft and sweet slices of winter squash and a few shavings of nutty, salty pecorino cheese.
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A scarpariello is a chicken sautéed in a tangy lemon glaze with bell pepper. We love this hearty, flavorful dish for New Year's Eve.
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Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls
These supremely crispy spring rolls are filled with a mix of marinated shrimp, ground pork and a handful of colorful julienned vegetables, like carrot, jicama and beans. The fried shallot rings add alluring flavor and crunch to the spring rolls, too, but they're optional.
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Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Roasted-Garlic Sauté
Use porcini to make delicious, earthy chicken thigh sauté with roasted garlic cloves.
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Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola And Walnuts
Fill each fig with Gorgonzola and top with a quarter of a walnut for a perfect New Year's appetizer.
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Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “steaks” in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh basil and your favorite marinara sauce. This Italian classic will please even those who are tofu-phobic.
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Fig Carpaccio with Lemon and Honey Frisee Salad
Be sure to try this amazing fig carpaccio with lemon and honey frisee salad, prosciutto, candied walnuts and shaved parmesan.
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Valencian Seafood Paella
This is a dramatic seafood paella, which looks stunning with crustaceans and shellfish. You can vary the quantities of seafood and also use crab, crayfish, or lobster (boil them separately).
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Roasted Tomato-Bread Soup
Tomatoes, onions and garlic develop a deep, rich flavor when roasted. A mix of different colored cherry tomatoes will add a playful note.
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Free-Form Sausage and Three-Cheese Lasagna
This style is called free-form because the pasta can be arranged in different ways for instance, folded over the filling instead of traditionally layered.
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Baked brie is always a hit at parties, and the easiest -- and most delicious -- way to serve it is this classic Crescent-Wrapped Brie recipe.
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This vegetarian version of Bolognese is as rich and delicious as a meat version.
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Bacon-wrapped Rice Cakes with a Jalapeno Ponzu
The rice cake lends it a chewy texture, while the crispy bacon adds smoky flavor. You can choose whatever bacon you like, just make sure the slices aren’t too thick. These can be assembled a day ahead and refrigerated until cooking time.
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Three-Ingredient Prime Rib Roast
Coffee and prime rib seem like unlikely partners, but Ryan Farr's recipe reveals they both have an earthy quality that makes them a natural match. Just be sure to scrape off any excess coffee rub from the meat before serving.
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Sriracha-and-Wasabi Deviled Eggs
This is a riff on traditional eggs, made spicy with hot sauce and wasabi.
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Roasted Halibut with Fennel and Potatoes
Popular brands of anise-flavored liqueur include Pernod and Ricard. A jigger of these spirits subtly enhances the natural licorice flavor found in fennel.
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Looking for the perfect meal to celebrate this New Year's Eve? We've put together our favorite entrees and appetizers that make unforgettable New Year's Eve dishes. Enjoy one of them with your family and friends as you ring in the New Year!
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