Suggestions for what to cook for Christmas Dinner?
We are having prime rib for Christmas Eve and am stumped about what to make for Christmas Dinner. Turkey or ham is a no go as we will be a goup of 4 adults and one child. (that would be too much)
I was thinking some kind of special occasion seafood dish?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
turkey isn't necessarily too much for your group - you could get a small one, or just a large, bone-in breast as opposed to the whole bird. but if you want to make a special seafood dish, i *adore* this Jean-Georges recipe:
i substitute another dried fruit (currants, dried cranberries, dried tart cherries, or diced dried apricots) for the raisins because i don't really like them, and i typically cut down on the butter & oil just a tad...and if the mood strikes i sometimes add a tiny pinch of red chile flakes.
Sounds like you're doing enough work the night before with the prime rib.
What about a more rustic approach? I don't think it always needs to be a large platter of meat in the middle of the table and sides galore. Braise some short ribs and serve them over mushroom polenta.
How bout conish hens? There's quite a post going on with recipes. They are easy to prepare in advance and take less than an hour to cook. If you need recipes, reply back.