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Our Favorite New Year's Main Dishes - 42 recipes

It's the last night of the year—that means it's time to splurge. From decadent delicacies like filet mignon, lobster, and quail, to traditional favorites like tamales and pozole that will ensure you make it to midnight, we've got all the recipes you need.

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By Nattie130

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (73 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 60
Cooking time 150

  • DUXELLES:
  • 3 pints (1 1/2 pounds) white button mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • BEEF:
  • 1 (3 pound) center cut beef tenderloin (filet mignon), trimmed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 thin slices prosciutto
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Flour, for rolling out puff pastry
  • 1 pound puff pastry, thawed if using frozen
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Minced chives, for garnish
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • GREEN PEPPERCORN SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 box beef stock
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1/2 cup green peppercorns in brine, drained, brine reserved
  • Warm Wilted Winter Greens

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  • GRENBLOISE SAUCE:
  • 2 (4-ounce) spiny lobsters, cut in half lengthwise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 bay leaf, broken
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay
  • 1 lemon, peeled
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  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds radishes, washed, trimmed, and halved
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  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
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  • GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • CALAMARI SALAD:
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch red chili flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
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  • 4 semi-boneless quails
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 6 shallots, quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, plus 1/2 head
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
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  • 4 bay leaves
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  • 6 sea scallops
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch dried chili flakes, to taste
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  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chicken stock, if needed
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  • GARLIC ALFREDO SAUCE:
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  • 2 1/2 cups alfredo sauce, jarred or homemade recipe below
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • oregano to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella or melty cheese of your choice, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
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  • 1 (14-ounce) box uncooked ziti or mostaccioli
  • 1 (12-ounce) package ground turkey breast
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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
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  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
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  • 2 tablespoons small basil leaves or torn basil
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  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
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  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
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  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
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  • SHRIMP:
  • BLACK-EYED PEAS
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
  • 2 (15-ounces) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
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  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
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  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I reduced to 1/8)
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  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
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  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
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  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup brandy
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  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth of your choice
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, chopped, juices reserved
  • 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • salt to taste
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