This year, dress up traditional holiday dishes with a contemporary spin. Instead of the customary shrimp cocktail, add a classic New Orleans flavor by serving shrimp with a tangy remoulade sauce. Give your butternut squash soup a hint of sweetness with pears, and serve it with an unexpected swirl of roasted coriander yogurt. While filet mignon is a typical holiday entrée, this one features a fruity reduction of wine, berries and blackberry jam to complement the richness of the beef. Refresh the palate with the bright flavors and crunch of radishes and oranges in a spinach salad. For dessert, forgo the usual pumpkin or apple recipes—instead, try a decadent flourless chocolate almond torte served with a rich roasted cinnamon ice cream. By melding the traditional with the modern, you'll create an unforgettable holiday feast.
A quick and easy appetizer for entertaining. The Remoulade Dipping Sauce can be made a day ahead. Serve with precooked shrimp from the seafood or frozen section of your supermarket.
Butternut Squash Soup is a luscious, smooth soup, delicately seasoned with ginger and nutmeg--perfect for cool autumn evenings at home or to start your Thanksgiving dinner.
A reduction of wine, berries and blackberry jam makes a perfect foil for peppered filet mignon.
Try this memorable salad that includes juicy oranges, fresh radishes, baby spinach and almonds tossed with a light vinaigrette.
No continuous stirring is necessary with this quick and easy twist on risotto. Toasted sesame seed add nutty contrast to the creamy texture of the rice.
Top this flourless chocolate torte with whipped cream and fresh raspberries for the perfect finishing touch when entertaining.
Rich luxurious roasted cinnamon ice cream goes well with apple or chocolate desserts. Or, simply enjoy on its own.
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