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Our Favorite New Year's Main Dishes - 18 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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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
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