Food is a great tool for bringing in and celebrating the new year. But what exactly should you be stuffing down your gullet as the calendar changes? Let’s take a look at 8 recipes to bring in the New Year.
Everyone loves bruschetta, but most people prepare it in simple ways, perhaps with a drizzle of olive oil, some mozzarella, and basil leaves. However, there are so many other ways to extract flavor from this famous bread.
One option is to use a combination of beans, chopped dried tomatoes, and goat’s cheese. This recipe is bound to ensure a prosperous and successful new year.
Pulled Pork Nachos
Most people know the nachos drill. You take a bag of your favorite nacho chips and then add sour cream, jalapenos, salsa, guacamole, and maybe a few olives if you’re feeling adventurous. However, nachos work incredibly well with pulled pork. Just BBQ the pork as you normally would and then add it to the nachos afterward as one of the toppings. You can also use jackfruit as a plant-based alternative if you’re on a health kick.
Stuffed mussels are a relatively new concept, but we’re amazed nobody thought of it before. You cook the mussels as usual and then add cornbread and mushroom stuffing to them, packing the shells with it. This adds interest to the dish and makes the mussels more exciting. For extra saltiness, add oven baked bacon.
For those who don’t know, bagna cauda is an Italian butter sauce with garlic and anchovies. It tastes strong, but it works well as a dip for bread and chopped salad vegetables. It also works exceptionally well with soups.
Parmesan Bread Bites
Fans of garlic knots will love parmesan bread bites. These little morsels come out like tear-and-share bread and provide a great appetizer before the main entrée. When you bake the bread, cook it with fresh herbs, like rosemary, sage, and thyme to give it a southern European feel. Then drizzle it with some hot honey for a sweet kick. You’ll be coming back for more constantly.
Prosecco is made from grapes. But, as any aficionado will tell you, the “grapiness” can be a little lacking.
That’s where prosecco grapes can ride to the rescue. The idea here is to glaze the outside of the grapes in prosecco essence, giving them a kind of festive, glittery appearance.
Hmm, beer cheese? Sounds weird, but it’s actually a good idea. Pub beer cheese is actually a dip for pretzels. You mix cream cheese with cheddar, beer, chives, garlic powder, and seasoning. It’s easy to make, and the results speak for themselves. It’s worth a try if you’ve never experimented with it before.
Sausage rolls are well-known, but they are a good way to bring in the new year nonetheless. Pork filling wrapped in flaky golden pastry is always a firm crowd favorite and something you should try with your guests. It’s the perfect hand-held party food to keep people well-fed until midnight.
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