Must-Haves on Cheerful New Year's Eve Tables: New Year's Eve Foods

As the New Year's Eve approaches, the menu for the New Year's Eve is one of the things we consider the most and create excitedly. In addition to where to go or what do, what the menu for the New Year's Eve will consist of is among the questions being asked during the preparations for the New Year's Eve. As a few days are left until the New's Year Eve, everyone is excitedly in search of a menu to turn their tables into a feast. 

You can welcome the new year with enthusiasm and joy with savory New Year's Eve foods you will have with your loved ones. Here are example New Year's Eve menus appealing to your taste: 

Soup Recipe for the New Year's Eve

You can prefer a warming, savory soup as an appetizing starter to the New Year's Eve meals. If you are in the search of a specific soup recipe, then pumpkin soup might be a good idea for the New Year's Eve. For a great start, you can cook pumpkin soup, which contains highly nutrient ingredients, such as largely sliced and blended pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, milk and turmeric, and is topped with cream and pumpkin seeds.  

Main Dish Menu for the New Year's Eve

When it comes to the menu for the New Year's Eve, turkey or chicken comes to mind first all around the world. You can create a perfect menu with oven-roasted turkey or chicken served with seasoned rice pilaf and garnishes.  

Combining turkey or chicken oven-roasted with the sauce made from orange juice, tomato paste, ground red pepper, and turmeric with the seasoned rice pilaf, the best form of pilaf with pistachios, currants, and plenty of spices, you can create a rich menu. 

This traditional menu, which becomes even more delicious with oven-baked vegetables such as baby potatoes, carrots, peas and broccoli, can make you receive a big applause. Needless to say, you can also include red meat varieties with or without sauce in your menu for the special New Year's Eve. 

Mezzes for the New Year's Eve                 

We can also suggest olive oil dishes and mezzes for those who want to know what to have on the New Year's Eve table. These appetizing and inviting side dishes are musts of New Year's Eve menus. Warm starters, such as sigara Boregi (deep-fried rolls with cheese filling), muska boregi (triangular-shaped, deep-fried pastry with filling) and pacanga (deep-fried pastry made from phyllo with pastrami, tomato and cheese filling) are one of the must-haves on New Year's Eve tables. 

Olive oil dishes, such as pilaki with olive oil, carrot tarator, mixed fried vegetables, haydari, stuffed grape leaves, fire-roasted eggplant salad, Albanian-style deep-fried diced liver, mezze with capia pepper, beetroot hummus, can also be made to spice up and enrich the New Year's Eve tables. You can choose more specific and local delicacies to reflect the joy of the new year on your New Year's Eve tables.

Desserts for the New Year's Eve             

Globally, it is a deep-rooted tradition to welcome the new year with an elaborately-designed, savory table while leaving a year behind, with good and bad memories. Delicacies, exclusively for the New Year's Eve, honor New Year's Eve tables. 

When it comes to New Year's Eve desserts, pumpkin dessert comes to mind first for its smooth texture and plenty of walnuts. To keep ancient delicacies alive and for a savory end to the meal, you can include the pumpkin dessert with cream, tahini and walnuts on your New Year's Eve menu. Needless to say, there are many desserts other than this traditional New Year's Eve dessert. 

You can choose desserts like chocolate soufflé, banana or chocolate roll cake, parfait, New Year's cake or cheesecake, or traditional desserts like saray sarmasi, milk baklava and semolina dessert for your New Year's Eve menu.

If what you are looking for is a light dessert, which is both traditional and modern, for the New Year's Eve table, cold baklava with milk may be what you are looking for. If you want to know how to make this delicacy, then you can take a look at our article “Recipe for Crispy, Cold Baklava with Milk”. 

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  • Debra J. Cantu
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