Top 25 New Year's Recipes

Get Ready For the New Year with These Popular Dishes

You stay up late to celebrate one second. Chances are you'll get hungry along the way. Preparing a New Year's Eve meal that allows hours of dining joy is the way to go. For this reason, you might want to cook up something big, like a prime rib roast or a turkey. You might also head towards some traditional barbecue in the form of brisket, pulled pork or BBQ ribs. Take a look at these options for a celebratory menu.

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    Grilled Lobster Tails
    Grilled Lobster Tails. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This grilled lobster is perfect for any occasion. If you don't have a lot of experience grilling shellfish, then this recipe is for you. Quick and easy, this is a fantastic lobster than only takes moments to prepare.

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    Prime Rib Roast
    Prime Rib Roast.

    This is a classic prime rib recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.

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    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
    Grilled Jumbo Shrimp. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a delicious herb-marinated grilled jumbo shrimp recipe. The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them. Shrimp cook fast enough for you to keep the lid up and an eye on them at all times. Overcooked shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.

  • 04 of 25
    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef.

    There's nothing quite like prime rib. This one is slow roasted, making it even more tender. There is a simple, but flavorful rub which will give you a great gravy afterward.

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  • 05 of 25
    Beef Kebabs
    Beef Kebabs.

    This kebab recipe works well because all of the ingredients will be cooked to perfection at the same time. The marinade not only adds flavor but keeps the small pieces of top sirloin from drying out.

  • 06 of 25

    Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings

    Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings
    Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    These wings are grilled then drizzled with a delicious apricot-balsamic reduction, and topped with chopped red onions and parsley.  A wonderful addition to any get-together.

  • 07 of 25
    Cranberry-Teriyaki Meatballs
    Cranberry-Teriyaki Meatballs. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This recipe makes a lot but is well worth it. The cranberry adds a nice, bright flavor to the teriyaki sauce. These meatballs are perfect for cookouts, game nights and holiday parties.

  • 08 of 25
    Sweet and Spicy Paneer Kebabs
    Sweet and Spicy Paneer Kebabs. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc

    This is a great fusion dish inspired by both Indian and Chinese cooking. Don't be afraid of the spicy part. The chili sauce is relatively mild and the sweetness of the sauce offsets this component quite nicely. Serve with rice pilaf or fresh naan bread for a delicious vegetarian meal.

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  • 09 of 25
    Chinese-Style Ribs
    Chinese-Style Ribs. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This Chinese-style rib recipe utilizes the deep flavors of hoisin and five spice powder, coupled with the saltiness of soy sauce and a light, sweet flavor of honey. Baby back ribs are perfect, since they are smaller, packed with meat and provide a better presentation.

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    Honey-Glazed Smoked Ham
    Honey-Glazed Smoked Ham. Shardayyy/Flickr

    This is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a spicy rub and placing it in a smoker. Let it smoke for a long while and it will taste great.

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    Super Smokers' Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
    Super Smokers' Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings.

    These chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers at Super Smokers BBQ. The sweetness comes from honey and the kick comes from using the hottest, spiciest barbecue sauce your taste buds can handle. You will need apple wood chips and a disposable foil pan for this recipe.

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp
    Garlic Butter Shrimp. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    If you enjoy shrimp scampi, then this is the grilled shrimp recipe for you. You can serve this dish as part of a main course or serve them as appetizers.

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  • 13 of 25

    Grilled Cherry, Brie, and Mint Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

    Grilled Cherry, Brie, and Mint Pizza with Balsamic Reduction
    Grilled Cherry, Brie, and Mint Pizza with Balsamic Reduction. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Easy and delicious, these pizzas have a wonderful mixture of savory from the brie and balsamic with a little touch of sweet from the fresh cherries. Cut these up into bite-sized pieces and you have the perfect appetizer.

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    Marinated London Broil
    Marinated London Broil. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This classic recipe for London broil is marinated in wine and vinegar, which makes it extra tender. If you really want to make it authentic try getting a ​flank steak.

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    Very Best Buffalo Wings
    Very Best Buffalo Wings. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    These chicken wings take the classic appetizer to a new level with a marinade that keeps them moist and tender. These wings are also full of flavor.

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    Grilled Brie with Spicy Peach Salsa
    Grilled Brie with Spicy Peach Salsa. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Plank grilling is a fun and convenient way to prepare and serve food all in one go. This method even works for cheeses like brie. Topped with a delicious sweet and spicy peach salsa, this appetizer will be a hit at any get-together.

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    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon
    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    What can be better than filet mignon? It's delicious and tender. This recipe calls for dried herbs though you can substitute ​​with fresh herbs instead. If you are going to do so, double the amount that the recipe requires.

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    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce
    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a great way to prepare bacon-wrapped asparagus on the grill. Quick and easy, with few ingredients. What more can you ask for? This is a perfect dish for any holiday gathering and it can be put together at the last minute.

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    Grilled Margarita Shrimp
    Grilled Margarita Shrimp. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Remember that an injection sauce is a marinade and needs to spend some time with the meat to work best. You should plan on using this injection marinade several hours before you start cooking. This is great with any kind of poultry, particularly turkey.

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    Grilled Steak Pinwheels with Chimichurri
    Grilled Steak Pinwheels with Chimichurri. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Flat iron strips stuffed with a flavorful chimichurri sauce and placed on the grill. This is a fantastic way to make a big meal or small bites. Adjust the size of the pinwheels to fit your needs.

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    Grilled Pear and Sweet Potato Salad
    Grilled Pear and Sweet Potato Salad. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Truly a delicious grilled salad recipe. The combination of sweet potato, pears, and dressing marries well with the feta cheese. While this salad benefits from the peppery flavor of the arugula, you can substitute this with your favorite salad greens.

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    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp
    New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    While New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp is usually baked in an oven, why not take it to the grill? Similar to the method of grilled shrimp scampi, these shrimp are placed in a cast iron pan for cooking. Sop up the sauce with lightly toasted bread or serve with rice.

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    Grilled Beet Salad

    Grilled Beet Salad
    Grilled Beet Salad. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a simple salad with beets as the main attraction. Placing them on the grill causes the beets to caramelize further giving them a delicious, sweet flavor. Add a good quality goat cheese to the salad, for a creamy yet slightly pungent flair.

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    Pine Nut and Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops
    Pine Nut and Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A great stuffed pork chop recipe that is fancy enough to serve for any holiday get-together. The cranberry sauce offers a nice sweet and tart addition to the pine nuts, wild rice, and mushroom stuffing. 

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    Traditional Chateaubriand
    Traditional Chateaubriand. Diana Miller/Getty Images

    From the time of Napoleon comes this recipe for a great meal. Chateaubriand is not a cut of beef, like many people think, but a recipe for a grilled beef tenderloin.