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2019 New Year's Eve Menu

End the year in delicious style!

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Sara TaneBrooklyn, USA
Food editor @thefeedfeed
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photo by @rachelgurjar on our Caesarstone White Empira surface

Skip the long lines and expensive covers at the bars and throw your party right in the comfort of your own home! Crispy potato chips with caviar and crunchy fried calamari get the crowd going, a lobster mac and cheese and Asian style short ribs are your show stopping mains, and a rich chocolate-ginger pots de creme sends you into 2020 full and satisfied!

-xx The Feedfeed Editorial Team

THE MENU
To Start
Oven Baked Truffled Potato Chips with Crème Fraîche and Chives
Fried Cornmeal Calamari with Sriracha Aioli
Salad 
Asian Pear, Fennel, Radicchio Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing
Side Dishes
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Golden Honey Butter
Vegan Coconut Green Bean Casserole
Main Event
Lobster Mac and Cheese with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Asian Style Instant Pot Short Ribs
Cocktail
Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned 
Dessert
Chocolate Ginger Pots de Crème

THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)


2 pounds (about 2 medium) Yukon Gold potatoes
3 pounds sweet potatoes
2 pounds green beans
1 pound Cremini mushrooms
1 bunch fresh chives
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 head garlic
5 shallots
1 yellow onion
1 bunch scallions
1 stalk lemongrass
1 (3-inch) knob ginger
1 head romaine lettuce
1 head radicchio
1 English cucumber
1 bulb fennel
1 chipotle pepper
1 red chile pepper
6 lemons
2 asian pears
2 oranges
1 lime
Handful fresh cranberries
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen cranberries
1 (8 ounce) tub crème fraîche
1 pound Gruyère cheese
8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese
4 ounces fontina cheese
1 block Parmesan cheese
3 sticks unsalted butter
1 quart whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
Salmon roe or caviar
1 pound squid, with tentacles
1 1/2 cups cooked lobster meat
3 1/2 pounds bone-in short ribs
1 dozen eggs
1 (32 ounce) carton vegetable stock
1 (32 ounce) carton beef broth
1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk
10 ounces dark chocolate
1 pound cavatappi, or spiral noodle of choice
1 bottle bourbon
Orange bitters

PANTRY ESSENTIALS
(things we assume you have,
but if not, stock up!)

Grapeseed oil
White truffle oil
Olive oil
Canola oil
Coconut oil
Toasted sesame oil
Kosher salt
Black peppercorns
Garlic powder
Ground ginger
Nutmeg
Onion powder
Cayenne pepper
Black sesame seeds
Whole cloves
Star anise pods
Cinnamon sticks
Red pepper flakes
Plain breadcrumbs
Panko breadcrumbs
Dijon mustard
Sriracha chili sauce
Low-sodium tamari
Rice wine vinegar
Sherry vinegar
All-purpose flour
Corn flour
Corn meal
Cornstarch
Golden raisins
Almonds
Crystallized ginger
Honey
Granulated sugar
Sambal oelek
Mirin
Rice

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The Game Plan

Two Days Ahead:
Make Sriracha Aioli
Make Honey Butter
Make Crispy Shallots
Make Spiced Cranberry Syrup

One Day Before:
Make Spicy Citrus Dressing
Make Pots de Crème
Soak golden raisins for Salad
Make Short Ribs
Make breadcrumb mixture for Lobster Mac and Cheese

The Big Day:
Make Potato Chips
Make Fried Calamari
Assemble Salad
Mash Sweet Potatoes
Make Green Bean Casserole
Make Lobster Mac and Cheese
Assemble Cocktail
 
THE MENU
TO START
Oven Baked Truffled Potato Chips with Crème Fraîche and Chives by @saratane

Oh you fancy, huh?! These crispy taters with crème fraîche and caviar are the starter that’s sure to impress your guests. We’re leaving behind tacky starters in 2019!

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Fried Cornmeal Calamari with Sriracha Aioli by @saratane

Who can say no to fried seafood? Squid is cheap and easy to prep, and these crunchy cornmeal bites are the perfect entertaining food.

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SALAD
Asian Pear, Fennel, Radicchio Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing by @saharabohoskey

For a fresh, wintery salad that features all of your favorite seasonal produce, look no further than this colorful salad! Soaking your golden raisins in hot water and lemon juice adds an irresistible brightness to the entire dish!

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SIDE DISHES
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Golden Honey Butter by @mollyjean4

This honey butter is no joke! Head into the new year on a sweet and hot note with these luscious mashed sweet potatoes.

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Coconut Green Bean Casserole by @jakecohen

You’d never know that this green bean casserole is vegan! Crispy shallots top off this luscious casserole for the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy.

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MAIN EVENT
Lobster Mac and Cheese with Toasted Breadcrumbs by @saratane

There’s something about Lobster Mac and Cheese that just scream New Year’s Eve! A crispy breadcrumb topping brings this cheesy wonder to the next level.

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Asian Style Instant Pot Short Ribs by @mollyjean4

If you’re like the rest of us and just got a brand new Instant Pot for the holidays, then break that sucker out for these falling-off-the-bone short ribs! So easy and packed with fresh flavor!

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COCKTAIL
Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned  by @thefeedfeed

You better be sipping on something tasty when the ball drops at midnight! This spicy cranberry old fashioned is just what the doctor ordered. Go ahead, have a few!

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DESSERTS
Chocolate Ginger Pots de Crème by @jakecohen

Keep it classy with these decadent Pots de Creme. Chocolate and ginger join forces for a dessert that’s just as rich as it is simple!

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