In my opinion, I think it is becoming more, and more popular to stay home to celebrate the New Year! So, I thought how perfect to create a blog with some amazing recipe ideas for you and your party guests! Many of these can be made ahead, so that you too, can enjoy the festivities. Or, maybe you just want a quiet dinner for you and your significant other? It’s all here! Cheers to the New Year. May you all prosper in every way imaginable! Hope you enjoy my version of New Year’s Eve Dinner at home!
COCKTAILS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
Even though I do not drink alcohol anymore, I love sharing a good cocktail with you. A must for New Year’s Eve is champagne. So, why not make it into a Champagne Cocktail. I made mine a bit fancy this year and lined the rim with gold sugar! To prepare, line the rim of the champagne glasses with the inside of an orange and roll in sugar (gold sugar if you can find). Place a sugar cube in each glass. Pour on a few dashes of orange bitters. Fill the glass with champagne and garnish with an orange twist!
My signature drink! It’s definitely worth a try. Yes, you are not seeing things. Those are olives! Always love a good mixture of sweet and salty.
APPETIZERS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
This may be very old school. However, who does not enjoy a great Shrimp Cocktail? Always a crowd pleaser. For ease, I would suggest buying cooked shrimp, stick to nothing over 21-25 per pound. Or, you can purchase raw and poach in a seafood stock/coconut milk bath. Serve with an amazing cocktail sauce and lemon wedges. Of course, do not forget the Old Bay Seasoning.
Oysters Rockefeller is one of my most sought after recipes! You want to WOW a crowd? Add these beauties to your menu. They are so very decadent. Excitingly, I had the pleasure of making these at my local Williams-Sonoma. To say the least, they were a BIG hit! You can prepare ahead of time and bake right before the festivities. TIP: You may want to ask your fishmonger to shuck for you! If you are local to Charlotte, head on over to The Carolina Meat & Fish Co. for your fresh oysters and seafood.
Cheese Balls are so fun! Today there are so many versions. This is not like the cheese balls from the 70’s! Here’s my take. Hope you enjoy!
As you can tell, I am all about the seafood. Oysters are one of my favorites. Here is a great recipe for Grilled Oysters. I love, love, love a super briny oyster served raw, on the half shell. Ask your fishmonger for the best variety. One of my favorites are the Beausoleil oysters out of Canada. I call them the champagne of oysters. As an additional treat, serve in a shooter!
MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI
This is so fun to do. Even if you do not want to do on NYE, definitely have a party in the future. This is my signature roll. The Charlotte Fashion Plate Roll! Think of your favorite ingredients and make one just for you! Want to know what’s in mine? Just ask!
By far one of my favorite appetizers. Love making them as much as I love eating them. They are perfect for your New Year’s Eve dinner at home. Additionally, you can prepare ahead of time and bake just before your guests arrive!
MAIN COURSE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
If it were up to me, I would only serve Filets and Lobster Tails for my New Year’s Eve Dinner. Not sure anyone wants a heavy pasta or, a more complicated meal. So, here you go. My recipe for the most perfect Broiled Lobster Tails and how to prepare the Perfect Steak. I would definitely choose a small filet to pair with the lobster tails.
Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy my New Year’s Eve Dinner ideas. May you all enjoy a safe start to the New Year with your Family and Friends! Thanks for a great year and all of your continued support. Love you all!
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