Top 18 New Year's Recipes

Get ready for the new year with these popular dishes

You stay up late to celebrate one second. Chances are you'll get hungry along the way. Preparing a New Year's Eve meal that allows hours of dining joy is the way to go. For this reason, you might want to cook up something big, like a prime rib roast or a turkey. You might also head towards some traditional barbecue in the form of brisket, pulled pork or BBQ ribs. Take a look at these options for a celebratory menu.

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    Grilled Lobster Tails

    Grilled lobster tails recipe

    The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    This grilled lobster tails recipe is perfect for any occasion. If you don't have a lot of experience grilling shellfish, then this recipe is for you. Quick and easy, this is a fantastic lobster than only takes moments to prepare.

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    Classic Prime Rib Roast

    Prime Rib Roast
    The Spruce

    This is a classic prime rib roast recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.

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    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

    The Spruce

    This is a delicious herb-marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.

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    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef

    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef

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    There's nothing quite like slow roasted prime rib of beef. This one is slow roasted, making it even more tender. There is a simple, but flavorful rub which will give you a great gravy afterward.

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    Beef Kebabs

    Beef Kebabs

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    Beef kebabs work well because all of the ingredients in this recipe will be cooked to perfection at the same time. The marinade not only adds flavor but keeps the small pieces of top sirloin from drying out.

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    Tomato-Roasted Red Pepper Meatball Sliders

    Meatball Sliders

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    This tomato-roasted red pepper meatball sliders recipe makes a lot but is well worth it. The red pepper adds a nice, bright flavor to the meatballs. These meatballs are perfect for cookouts, game nights and holiday parties.

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    Chinese-Style Ribs

    Chinese-Style Ribs

    Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This Chinese-style ribs recipe utilizes the deep flavors of hoisin and five spice powder, coupled with the saltiness of soy sauce and a light, sweet flavor of honey. Baby back ribs are perfect, since they are smaller, packed with meat and provide a better presentation.

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    Honey-Glazed Smoked Ham

    Honey-Glazed Smoked Ham

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    This honey-glazed smoked ham is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a spicy rub and placing it in a smoker. Let it smoke for a long while and it will taste great.

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  • 09 of 18

    Super Smokers' Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

    Sweet and spicy chicken

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    These Super Smokers' sweet and spice chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers at Super Smokers BBQ. The sweetness comes from honey and the kick comes from using the hottest, spiciest barbecue sauce your taste buds can handle. You will need apple wood chips and a disposable foil pan for this recipe.

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp

    Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

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    If you enjoy shrimp scampi, then this garlic butter shrimp recipe for you. You can serve this dish as part of the main course or serve them as appetizers.

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    Marinated London Broil

    Marinated London Broil

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    This classic recipe for marinated London broil is soaked in wine and vinegar, which makes it extra tender. If you really want to make it authentic try getting a ​flank steak.

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    Grilled Buffalo Wings

    Very Best Buffalo Wings

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    These grilled buffalo wings take the classic appetizer to a new level with a marinade that keeps them moist and tender. These wings are also full of flavor.

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    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

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    What can be better than filet mignon? It's delicious and tender. This herb-crusted filet mignon recipe calls for dried herbs though you can substitute ​​with fresh herbs instead. If you are going to do so, double the amount that the recipe requires.

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    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce

    Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a great way to prepare bacon-wrapped asparagus on the grill. Quick and easy, with few ingredients. What more can you ask for? This skewered bacon wrapped asparagus is a perfect dish for any holiday gathering and it can be put together at the last minute.

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    Grilled Margarita Shrimp

    Margarita Shrimp on the Grill
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    Remember that an injection sauce is a marinade and needs to spend some time with the meat to work best. You should plan on using this injection marinade several hours before you start cooking. This grilled margarita shrimp is great with any kind of poultry, particularly turkey.

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    Pear and Sweet Potato Salad

    Grilled Pear and Sweet Potato Salad

    Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This grilled pear and sweet potato salad recipe is truly delicious. The combination of sweet potato, pears, and dressing marries well with the feta cheese. While this salad benefits from the peppery flavor of the arugula, you can substitute this with your favorite salad greens.

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    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp

    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp

    Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    While New Orleans-Style barbeque shrimp is usually baked in an oven, why not take it to the grill? Similar to the method of grilled shrimp scampi, these shrimp are placed in a cast iron pan for cooking. Sop up the sauce with lightly toasted bread or serve with rice.

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    Traditional Chateaubriand

    Traditional Chateaubriand

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    From the time of Napoleon comes this recipe for a great meal. Traditional Chateaubriand is not a cut of beef like many people think, but a recipe for grilled beef tenderloin.