December 20, 2016

Quite a bit of time left before the New Year. At this time, each woman begins to desperately think of new year’s eve menu to impress your family and friends with something new, tasty and unusual. Of course, every family has developed certain holiday traditions and culinary preferences, but you always want to cook something new. So I decided to make a selection of 5 dishes for the New Year, so you can surprise guests with tasty and delicious food.

1. Beef Wellington
To prepare this festive meal you will need:

1.Fresh veal tenderloin — 1 kg.
2.Olive or sunflower oil — 5 tablespoons.
3. Mushrooms — 250 grams.
4. Butter — 50 grams.
5. Dry white wine — 0.5 cups.
6. Bacon — 12-14 strips.
7. Puff pastry is 0.5 kg.
8. Wheat flour — 2-3 tablespoons.
9.Black pepper and salt to taste.
The first thing is to wash the meat and dry with paper towel. Salt and pepper the veal and brush with one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Put the meat on a baking sheet and bake in the oven 20-25 minutes at 220 degrees. After you remove the meat from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. When the meat has sufficiently cooled, place it in the freezer for half an hour.
While the meat be in the fridge, you can prepare mushrooms. Mushrooms should be washed and dried. Finely chop the mushrooms and begin to saute them in a mixture of oil and butter for 10-15 minutes. After salt and pour 0.5 cups of wine. Cook mushrooms until complete evaporation of the wine, and after cool down to room temperature.
Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface. On the dough put strips of bacon with a slight overlap to each other. The bacon in the center place of the mushrooms. On top of the mushrooms place the veal tenderloin and the remaining mushrooms. Should now be loose ends of bacon to wrap our meat.
Wrap the meat with bacon in the batter, just cementing region. The extra part of the test can be cut. Put the loaf on a greased baking sheet seam side down and make parallel cuts on top in the test at a distance of 2-3 cm from each other. Bake loaf in a preheated 200 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. After baking, let dish stand for 10-15 minutes and then cut into portions. Bon appetit.
2. Christmas quail
To prepare this festive meal you will need:
1. Carcass quail — 8 PCs.
2. Fresh pineapple — 1 PC.
3. Olive oil — 5 tablespoons.
4. Soy sauce — 5 tablespoons.
5. Lemon — 1 PC.
6. Tangerines 5-6.
7. Bacon — 8 strips.
8. Ground black pepper — 0.5 teaspoon.
First, wash and dry our festive quails. Then you need to prepare the marinade of soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil and pepper. Salt in the marinade you can add as soy sauce itself is quite salty. Place a quail in the bag for marinating and pour marinade. To marinate our quail will be 10-12 hours. During this time a couple of times, turn the bag so they are evenly marinated.
Quails are we going to stuff a pineapple and tangerines. To do this, finely chop the pineapple and separate the clementines into slices. Each fruit stuffed quail, wrap in a strip of bacon in the area of the breast to maintain the juiciness during baking. Bake the quail in the oven on a greased baking sheet at 180 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
3. Pastrami pork for the holiday table
To prepare this festive meal you will need:
1. Pork loin boneless — 1.5 kg.
2. Water — 1 liter.
3. Salt — 1-1,5 tablespoons.
4. Paprika — 1.5 tablespoons.
5. Dried rosemary 1.5 teaspoons.
6. French mustard — 2 tablespoons.
7. Honey — 2 tablespoons.
8. Dry white wine — 2 tablespoons.
9. Olive oil — 5 tablespoons.
10. Spices according to your taste.
The first step is to make a saline solution of water and salt. After you put the meat in the brine for 10-12 hours. Prepare a sauce of honey, mustard, wine, olive oil, paprika, rosemary. You can add your favorite spices. These sauce as follows, grind the meat. Wrap the meat with the sauce in parchment paper and on top and foil. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees and put the meat for 25 minutes. The passage of time, turn off the oven and open the door to its full cooling. Such meat will be a perfect replacement of the purchased meats.
4. Fruit salad with Roquefort cheese
To prepare this festive meal you will need:
1. Salad mix — 2 packages.
2. Pear — 2 PCs.
3. Roquefort cheese — 150 grams.
4. Fresh raspberry — 150 grams.
5. Butter — 50 grams.
6. Cane sugar — 2 tablespoons.
7. Olive oil — 50 ml.
8. Sea salt and black pepper — to taste.
To make this macaroni salad do you need to start caramelizing the pear. For this you need to clear the pear from the skin and the core. Cut the pear in half rings with a thickness of 0.5 cm In a skillet or pan melt the butter and sugar, add pears and cook over high heat until caramelize pear. After you let the pears cool slightly.
Cheese cut into small cubes. On a large plate put the salad slide drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Top off with cheese, caramelizing pears and fresh raspberries. The salad is quite simple, but the combination of these products are very original and tasty. Try it and you will not regret it.
5. New year Mandarin oranges in spicy syrup
To prepare this festive meal you will need:
1. Tangerines — 12 PCs
2. Water — 500 ml.
3. Sugar — 225 grams.
4. Stars of anise — 3 PCs.
5. Cinnamon stick — 3 PCs.
6. Saffron — 1.5 teaspoon.
7. Ice cream — 300 grams.
8. Mint for decoration
It’s hard to imagine new year without Mandarin. So I want to recommend you to prepare this special dessert and surprise your loved ones.
First prepare the sugar syrup. To do this, mix sugar and water and put on fire. Wait until the sugar is dissolved and cook for another five to ten minutes. Add the sugar syrup all our spices and simmer on low heat till nice Golden color. Then, remove the syrup from heat. Tangerines, peel and white veins. Place the mandarins in the syrup until it cools down. Sometimes turn Mandarin to evenly cover with syrup. Serve the oranges with a scoop of ice cream garnished with mint leaves.
Well, that’s all 5 dishes for the New Year. I hope you’ll make at least a couple of these lovely 5-course meal and will be able to surprise your family and friends.

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