Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Favorite New Year's Recipes

Happy New Year's from the FoodPair Team! Here's to a healthy and happy 2012 for you and yours!

On New Year's Eve, everyone likes to celebrate, so we've decided to feature New Year's recipes with some pop and style. Get things started with your favorite Champagne cocktail- we like ones with fresh fruit and juice in addition to a bit of the bubbly. For the rest of the meal we found an award-winning appetizer with candied bacon and apple-- after all, 2011 was the Year of Bacon in many circles. For our New Year's entree, we like baked & wrapped fish dish with vegetables. By baking the fish in parchment paper, each guest will get to unwrap their own delicious present. You can customize the dish with any fish you like (cod, halibut, salmon, snapper, sea bass, etc.), seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.).

We have over 800 recipes for Champagne to help you create inspired New Year's dishes. You can also use the FoodPair Recipe Search Engine to select your favorite ingredients or recipe sites and browse from there. To help you get started, we selected 5 recipes to create your New Year's extravaganza.

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail
Celebrate New Year's in style with this tasty cocktail.
Ingredients: Champagne, Raspberry, Grenadine, Cassis

Party Mimosa
Get your party going with this fresh take on the classic mimosa.
Ingredients: Water, Champagne, Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, Apricot-Mango Nectar, Pineapple Juice

Candied Bacon and Apple Canapes
Your guests will love this award-winning appetizer.
Ingredients: Pie Crust, Bacon, Egg, Apple, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Blue Cheese, Cayenne Powder, Cream Cheese, Sea Salt

Baked Fish Packets with Broccoli and Squash
Give everyone a main fish-dish wrapped like a present.
Ingredients: Garlic, Olive Oil, Shallot, Lemon Juice, Cod, Salt, Pepper, Seasonal Veggies (Broccoli, Squash), Fresh Herbs (Oregano, Basil)

Mandarin Champagne Sorbet
This sorbet works well as a light & flavorful dessert.
Ingredients: Champagne, Simple Syrup, Mandarin Orange, Orange Liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)

With New Years Eve right around the corner and these recipes in your repertoire, it's time to put that Champagne on ice!

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