Salmon steaks are frequently on sale in the supermarket. They freeze beautifully, so when the price drops, stock up on them, rewrap in freezer wrap, and store. This marinade for the salmon makes the meat very tender and melting and adds wonderful flavor.
This elegant dinner party menu is perfect for the holidays or any time of year. And the recipes are easy enough for even beginning cooks to make.
Since the main dish is so simple, the accompaniments can be more complicated. Antique Broccoli is a really wonderful casserole; don't be put off by the name. A creamy cheese sauce wraps around baby carrots and broccoli and is topped with crisp buttered toast crumbs; it can easily be made ahead.
You can make with caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese on crisp french bread for the perfect starter. Soft garlic breadsticks are made from refrigerated dinner roll dough so they are super easy.
For dessert, pecans and caramel in a flaky pie crust drizzled with smooth melted chocolate is a delectable choice. All you need to add is some sparkling apple cider or some white wine for a wonderful party.
Set your table with your prettiest china, flatware, and stemware and put some flowers in the center. This is an elegant and easy dinner perfect for the holidays.
- Dilled salmon steaks: This dish has to be broiled or grilled at the last minute, but the steaks are marinated several hours ahead of time. Don't marinate the salmon longer than the recipe says, or the meat will become too tender and fall apart.
- Antique broccoli: You can make this festive casserole ahead of time; store it in the fridge, and add 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time. The combination of textures and flavors in this dish is superb.
- Soft garlic breadsticks: Refrigerated dinner rolls are transformed into soft, chewy, garlicky breadsticks for the perfect side snack. Have your kids make this recipe to help you out.
- No-bake chocolate cheesecake: No need to bake this creamy chocolate cheesecake. Make it ahead of time and stash it in the fridge.