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 with these recipes.
This recipe from Food & Wine is ideal for those unfamiliar with cooking lamb. Taking just 20 minutes to make, this dish is packed with flavors of garlic, lemon, parsley, and a touch of red pepper. Serve with some fresh greens or a veggie side!
This French classic from Billy Parisi is elevated to a whole new level for your New Year’s Eve feast. The secret to the 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 has crafted this creamy pasta that is surprisingly easy to whip up at home. Level up the dish with fresh or homemade pasta, but that’s entirely optional!
This isn’t your standard Sunday roast chicken! In this Goodtaste original recipe, the chicken is rubbed down from head to toe with an aromatic red wine and shallot butter, which gives the bird a striking deep purple tint and flavors the meat to the bone.
Duck doesn’t have to be intimidating to cook, and Epicurious shows you 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 Brussels 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 to pull off your New Year’s Eve meal!
Stainless-Steel Colander ($35)
Coupe Stoneware Dinner Plates ($45 for 6)