The festive table: recipes a simple and delicious holiday meals


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In the eve of the celebration almost everyone thinks about what to cook on a festive table. They should have the original appearance and taste. Now not surprise anyone salad or regular burgers, so the Banquet menu must be contemporary, unusual and relatively inexpensive.

Appetizer at the Banquet

This is a very simple recipe canapes for the holiday table, the dish is a variation of the famous Italian Caprese salad. The main difference lies in the fact that he appears in the form of small canapés that look great, are easy to take out plates. To prepare 20 of these skewers, you should take 20 cherry tomatoes 150 g mozzarella cheese.

Also, the recipe canapés at a festive table it is necessary to take 20 small Basil leaves. For the preparation of the original sauce you will need 100 g pine nuts 100 g Parmesan cheese, Basil, 1 clove of garlic, 50 g of coriander and 150 ml of olive oil.

How to cook canapes

The Dish is very simple, cooking shouldn't take too much time. Cheese should be cut into small cubes, about 2 x 2 centimeters. Cherry should be cut in half.

Now you have to take the skewer and impose on her the top half of tomatoes, stringing one leaf of Basil, then the cheese, and in the end fits over the lower part of the cherry tomato. So connected all of the ingredients. To see the result on the next photo.

Canapé Caprese

When will be prepared all the skewers, you should start making the sauce. For this you need to put in the bowl of a blender pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, several Basil leaves, cilantro leaves, garlic and olive oil. All products grind until smooth.


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Canape spread on a beautiful dish, pour prepared sauce. The dish is ready to serve. Please note! To assemble the skewers it is best to immediately before the ceremony, as products can quickly become weather-beaten, and the tomatoes will begin to let the juice.

Sandwiches with canned tuna

tuna poke

A Very original sandwich recipe, probably none of your guests have not tried this yet. Prescription sandwiches on holiday table should bring: a loaf of black bread (rye), tuna in oil-2 cans, butter (spreads on bread), 150 grams of mayonnaise, one lemon, and about 70 g of tomato paste. As a decoration you can use tomatoes, green onions or lettuce.

How to cook an appetizer

To make delicious sandwiches on holiday table with a prescription, you need to follow step by step instructions:

Cooking stuffing
  1. Tuna to get from the banks and lightly dry it with paper towels (to remove excess fat). Slightly grind it and put in a bowl, add mayonnaise and tomato paste. All interrupt in a blender or crush with a fork. Should get a homogeneous mass.
  2. Bread cut into 10 pieces, each piece cut diagonally - must be beautiful triangles.
  3. Fry bread on a dry pan until it becomes a nice crispy crust.
  4. All the pieces spread small amount of butter.
  5. Bread spread with a paste of tuna.
  6. Ready-made sandwiches garnish with lemon, tomatoes, lettuce and green onions.

To spice the filling, you can add a small amount of lemon juice.

Salad on the Banquet table

The Festive menu should consist of high-quality and nutritious food to guests went home hungry. This salad is exactly what you need. Here we use a large number of different ingredients, including roasted pork neck. Incredibly delicious, nutritious and beautiful salad.

Festive salad

To make a delicious salad at a festive table it is necessary to take three cucumbers, a few bell peppers, salad mix – 300 g, one pomegranate, a package of cheese "feta" 500 g pork neck and walnuts. Here is marinated not only meat, but also vegetables in the marinade for the vegetables you want to add a few tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar, sugar and water.

The Meat is marinated in rosemary, thyme, garlic and vegetable oil. As a dressing for the salad is a mixture of mayonnaise and yogurt. These products should be taken in equal proportions at 200 grams. Also in the filling, you can add a little lemon juice.

The brewing Process

Salad is prepared in a long time, so prepare all the ingredients for him to advance. Follow these steps:

  1. In a small saucepan, mix water, sugar and vinegar, bring mixture to a boil, boil for a bit. Set aside, let the liquid cools to room temperature.
  2. Bell pepper cut into strips, and cucumbers half rings or strips also, in the recipe there is no strict criteria regarding the form of slicing. Put the vegetables into the cooled liquid in the saucepan. Leave them there for 1 hour. To clean a pomegranate.
  3. Meat cut into fairly large pieces (as pictured below) - marinated in spices with vegetable oil. Fry the rolled meat on the grill pan or normal pan with a thick bottom. Then put the meat in the oven and bring it to full readiness. This is normally about 20 minutes in the oven heated to 200 degrees.
    How to roast neck of pork
  4. In a bowl mix natural yogurt with mayonnaise and lemon juice. Optionally, you can add one clove of minced garlic.
  5. Lettuce need to pick hands, put them in a bowl and mix with 2/3 of the sauce with mayonnaise and yogurt.
  6. Salad on a platter and top with the vegetables and put chopped medium dice cheese "feta".
  7. Cut the Meat into cubes or strips, put it on top of salad, sprinkle with pomegranate and pour the remains of the salad dressing. This process of cooking delicious salad on holiday table is complete. It remains only to decorate with greenery and serve.

Optionally, the dish can be supplemented with a small amount of grated Parmesan cheese, which sprinkle on top of all the ingredients.

Hot dish on a festive table

This dish will definitely appeal to the entire male part of the Banquet. Here we use pork shoulder that has been cooked in an original and quite spicy marinade. The meat is incredibly tender and tasty, definitely try this dish.

Stews blade

On the festive table of 10 people need to take 2 kg pork shoulder 200 g soy sauce 200 g acute Abkhazian adjika, 100 g of honey and one lemon. Of the spices you need to use coriander, red and black pepper, paprika. As you can see, in this case, a minimum number of ingredients.

Cooking main dishes

Meat should be cut into large cubes (like on skewers), put it in the cauldron or any other similar dishes. Add all the above ingredients, mix thoroughly and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Please note! The meat should marinate long enough, otherwise it will not achieve the desired softness and taste. Night – this is the minimum period of marinating.

Now you need to preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees, the cover and put it to prepare. Meat should be cooked in the oven for two hours. This is the optimal cooking time for this dish. If the meat will be in the oven over that time, it just starts to disintegrate the fibers, then you will have not a hot meat dish and a stew.

To Serve the dish in deep plates with sauce. When serving, sprinkle with parsley, dill or cilantro.

Splitting a festive table

Today, there are many different products that can be cut on the Banquet table as a snack. It can be a cheese plate, in this case, you will need several types of cheese: the usual solid, Camembert, feta, Parmesan and Roquefort.

Meat dish can be homemade and store-bought sausage, pork, ham and salmon. You can combine cheese and meat products, that is to take a few favourite types of cheese and combine them on one plate with meat products, as in the next photo.

Holiday meats

We should Not forget about different vegetable dishes, especially when the season allows you to put on the table different gifts fields. Here you can use anything you want: tomatoes, cucumbers, Bulgarian pepper, green onion, various types of herbs and greens. It is also difficult to imagine a good Banquet table fruit without cutting, in this case it is recommended to use seasonal fruit. They may...

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