Dinner Party Recipes
Yogurt-and-Herb-Crusted Leg of LambIn this hearty dish, a piquant yogurt sauce not only offsets the robustness of the lamb, but also helps bind the citrusy herbed breadcrumbs. What pops out of the oven: tender, juicy meat with an irresistibly crisp coating.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Coconut-Curry Shrimp and CouscousYou can find red curry paste, a blend of ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and chiles, in the international aisle of most grocery stores.
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Easy Peking Duck PartyA lavish meal for 8 that takes less than an hour to prepare!
Bacon Appetizers Are a Most Glorious Way to Start a MealIf you want to get your party off to a good start, better serve a bacon appetizer -- or two! Wrap just about anything in bacon and it tastes better, add bacon to a dip, to a tart, and yes even make jam out of pork.
Comfort and Joy: An Easy Winter MealEvery cook needs one perfect winter meal in her repetoire. It should be lavish enough for a special occasion yet easy to prepare. This menu hits all the marks.
Our Favorite Roast Chicken Recipes
Whether paired with aromatic herbs, piquant spices, or savory vegetables, we’ve collected our best recipes for succulent, flavorful whole roast chicken. You’ll find classics such as chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, roast chicken with rosemary and potatoes, and herb-roasted chicken, in addition to more unusual recipes such as beer-can-roasted chicken, spatchcocked chicken, and chicken roasted in a brown paper bag.
10 Recipes That Will Thoroughly Impress Your Foodiest FriendsInviting people over for dinner in this age of discerning palettes can be a scary endeavor unless one has armed oneself with a full arsenal of no-fail recipes. Which is why we gift you this. These are the recipes you whip up when you have those know-it-all friends coming over. You know the kind. Wow them into appreciative silence with one of these delicious dishes.Recipe
Chicken Cutlets with Summer Squash and FetaChicken cutlets cook in a matter of minutes, and dredging them in flour helps form a luscious pan gravy.Recipe
Sausage-and-Pepper Ragu Over PolentaRecipe
Korean Beef Chuck RoastSeason the beef with salt and pepper the evening before and refrigerate covered for the best flavor throughout. You can also shred the slow-cooked meat to make delicious Korean Beef Tacos.Recipe
Calvados GravyCalvados, an apple brandy, adds a sweet finish to this gravy. The neck and giblets roasted alongside the turkey add flavor to the drippings--discard them in step 1 for a smooth gravy, or return them to the pan at the end for a giblet gravy.Recipe
Indian-Spiced Cashew-Lime CookiesBrightly colored spice mixes and candy-coated seeds are offered after dinner in many Indian restaurants. We used a mix called red mukhwas to garnish our cube-shaped spice cookies. Look for mukhwas and similar blends at Indian markets. Colored sprinkles and nonpareils can be substituted.Recipe
Curried Chicken with Toasted AlmondsThis creamy chicken curry is both nutty and mellow, making it the perfect antidote for chilly weather.Recipe
Baked Chiles RellenosThe large, thick-fleshed poblano chile has a nice amount of heat, but not too much, and an earthy flavor; it also is the right size for stuffing, as in Mexican chiles rellenos. This recipe originally appeared in "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).Recipe
Basil Corn Muffins with Goat CheeseThese savory muffins are portable -- and perfect for a festive occasion, like a picnic.Recipe
Triple Citrus-AdeThis refreshing drink made with orange, lime, and lemon will help you keep cool on a hot summer day.Recipe
Watermelon-Pineapple Fruit SaladThis refreshing summertime fruit salad is made with plums, peaches, watermelon, raspberries, and mint.Recipe
Potted CrabThis rich dish travels well, making it perfect for outings such as picnics.Recipe
Grilled KnockwurstKnockwurst can be boiled or steamed but is at its best when lightly grilled and served with good pretzels, yellow or Dijon mustard, and a pale ale; a "hobo pack" of cremini mushrooms and garlic, also cooked on the grill, makes the meal a feast.Recipe
Honey SyllabubA British creation dating to the sixteenth century, the syllabub hovers between a thick drink and a dessert. Ours features mead, a honey- and flower-flavored spirit popular in early England; dessert wine such as Sauternes is as delicious.Recipe
Orange and Buttermilk ParfaitParfait means "perfect" in French, and a slice of this dreamy dessert is just that. Cream and egg whites are the base; orange-flower water, orange zest, and kumquats add layers of citrus flavor.Recipe
Striped Bass WrapsAromatic striped bass topped with butter, scallions, and peanuts, and served with a lime-chile dipping sauce is a delicious study in minimalism.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Cipollini in AgrodolceThese sweet-and-sour onions are often part of Italian antipasti, served warm or at room temperature.Recipe
Grilled Rib-Eye SteaksRub the steaks with cumin, pepper, and salt, and let them rest; this allows the flavors to penetrate. The spice rub also helps the steaks develop a tasty charred crust.Recipe
Spiked Clams and OystersUsing tequila as a steaming liquid enhances the flavor of the clams and oysters, but it's fine to use water instead.Recipe
Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping SauceIn this vegetarian Vietnamese appetizer, cellophane noodles, fried tofu, sauteed shallots, crunchy lettuce, carrots, and jicama are topped by a sprinkling of herbs and rolled in diaphanous rice paper rounds.See More