Skip the crowds and celebrate the start of the new year with a special night in! Before the ball drops, make one of these elegant meals that’s outside of your day to day recipe rotation. From steak frites to an aromatic red wine-roasted chicken, we’ve got you covered. Find the recipes below.
Take this French classic from Billy Parisi and elevate it to a whole new level for your New Year’s Eve feast. The secret to this dish is the fresh homemade herb butter that seeps into the steak as it rests. If homemade fries are too labor intensive for your NYE plans, switch them out for frozen fries or oven roasted potatoes!
Pasta carbonara no longer has to be a restaurant meal! Sweet Tea and Thyme have crafted this creamy pasta that is surprisingly easy to whip up at home. Level up the dish and splurge for fresh pasta, if you can get your hands on some—or make your own!
Our recipe for Roast Chicken with Red Wine Butter elevates your standard Sunday roast chicken. Before popping in the oven, the chicken is rubbed down from head to toe with an aromatic red wine and shallot butter. This is what gives the bird it’s striking deep purple tint and flavors the meat to the bone.
Duck should no longer be an intimidating meat to cook. Epicurious shows how to get tender and juicy perfection by slowly simmering duck legs in a spiced citrus sauce. The secret to the crispy skin is the chile marmalade, which also seeps into the Brussel sprouts, mixing with the duck fat drippings, for an out-of-this-world dinner.
We should all be cooking scallops at home more often. They’re easy to pull off and come together quickly! In this 15-minute, five-ingredient recipe from Damn Delicious, scallops are seared until golden brown (the trick is to get them very dry before they hit the pan!) and then a lemon butter sauce is spooned over the top. Serve with your go-to steakhouse sides, or add cooked noodles to the buttery pan sauce.
Here are a few tools you’ll need to pull off your New Year’s Eve meal!
Stoneware Dinnerware, $44