What dishes to cook for the New Year 2016?
As has long been known, the New Year is not only a celebration of the soul, but also a real treat for our stomachs, because it is during this period that we allow ourselves to enjoy our favorite dishes.
The refrigerator during this period is full of abundance, each mistress tries to have time to get up to New Year's Eve that maximum of delicacies that can fit in the stomachs of the household. How else? After all, it is not without reason that if the patroness of the coming year can be pleased with her favorite dishes, then happiness and well-being will come to the house.
That is why it is very important to think in advance what to cook on the New Year's table, so that the guests feel delicious, and the hostess of the year likes it. As you probably already know, 2016 in the Eastern calendar is the year of the Fiery Monkey - the animal is cheerful and friendly. That is why, in order to respect her morals, there should be an abundance of natural and high-quality food on the table, without various dyes and flavorings.
In addition, we must not forget that a monkey is a herbivore animal, and, therefore, the more vegetarian dishes on the table, the better. It is believed that she prefers greens, carrots, various vegetables and cheese, which can be served, both in the form of regular slicing and as an ingredient in salads.
In priority, various stuffed tartlets, cold and hot sandwiches, preferably on rye bread, as well as all sorts of canapés. If you still do not represent your New Year table without meat, then it is recommended to bake it in the oven or on an open fire (barbecue or shish kebab), but in no case do not fry it in a pan.
Do not forget to pamper the monkey with fruit, it's better if it's a whole plate filled with bananas (where without them), kiwi, oranges and padded with fresh pineapple. Also it should be noted that all New Year's dishes should be, though nourishing, but easy enough, as the monkey is an active and mobile animal, and with a heavy stomach it is unlikely to jump on tree branches.
To celebrate the New Year, you need to take care of the sweet table, because the fire monkey is a real sweet tooth! For these purposes, you can prepare cakes, various puddings and desserts with the addition of fruit.
Choosing festive drinks, you should give your preference to traditional champagne or sparkling wine, who loves stronger, can buy a bottle of good cognac or whiskey. As for soft drinks, the best solution this year will be a compote of dried fruit, fruit drink, juice or plain water.
Now let's talk about more specific and tasty dishes that can be prepared on the New Year's table. Of course, everyone has different tastes, so we will bring to your attention some of the best and most sought after Fire Monkey.
Recipe for salad "New Year's monkey"
To prepare you will need:
- boiled chicken fillet - 100 g;
- hard cheese - 100 g;
- canned pineapples - 100 g;
- onion - 1 pc .;
- eggs - 3 pcs .;
- olives, mayonnaise, pepper, salt, lettuce leaves.
Boiled fillet cut into small pieces, then chop the onion. Chicken eggs need to be boiled hard-boiled, then cool and chop the yolks and proteins separately. To lay out the salad prepare more dish, cover it with washed salad leaves, build a kind of island of greenery.
Then we begin to lay out the salad in layers, each of which needs to be soaked with mayonnaise: chicken, onion, then we lay out egg whites (they can be grated on a coarse grater), chopped pineapples and egg yolks next.
As a result, you should get a yellow island on the green. Next, rub the cheese on a fine grater, finely chop the greens, mix with the cheese and sprinkle the salad on top. We will decorate our delicious island from above with palm trees of olives, which are placed on toothpicks, and a small bunch of greenery is inserted into the top. Cut a figurine of a monkey from boiled carrots or potatoes and decorate our salad with it. Good luck!
Monkey Cookie Recipe
With the help of this recipe, you can make a thematic and very tasty New Year's delicacy that will surely decorate your holiday table. What we need:
- wheat flour - 300 g;
- sugar - 100 g;
- vegetable oil - 150 ml;
- banana - 1 pc .;
- baking powder, salt;
- chocolate icing.
For a start, prepare a banana puree: it is enough to soften it with a fork or chop it in a blender. Then add the vegetable oil to the resulting mass and mix. Flour do not forget to sift, pour it into a banana puree,add sugar and salt to taste, a couple of teaspoons of baking powder, mix everything thoroughly and leave to “rest” in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
After the time has passed, we roll out the dough using a stencil or special molds, cut out oval-shaped cookies with ears like a monkey. Next, prepare the baking tray: we put it on the parchment, spread cookies on it, make several holes on each of them with a toothpick, then send it to the preheated oven (about 180 °) and bake until ready for about 20 minutes.
The main thing is to ensure that our cookies are not burnt and not dried up. After it cools down, make out each cookie in the shape of a monkey's face, using chocolate and frosting. Who knows how to use mastic, it can use it.
Salad Recipe with Squid
For those who can not imagine their festive table without seafood, we decided to introduce the recipe for a light and very tasty salad with squid. What we need:
- squid - 400 g;
- pineapple (fresh) - 3 ringlets;
- red caviar - 1 tbsp. a spoon;
- eggs - 3 pcs .;
- cheese - 120 g;
- onion, mayonnaise.
Squid must first be cleaned, cook (literally bring to a boil and pull out), cool slightly and cut into strips. Eggs need to boil, cool and grate on a fine grater, then rub the cheese and cut the pineapple into small cubes.
Cut a half of a small onion head into thin half-rings, scalded with boiling water and spread to the total mass, mix. It remains only to fill and decorate - add mayonnaise to taste, mix thoroughly and top with red caviar.
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