The most long-awaited holiday is getting closer, but there is still plenty of important things. For example, decide what dishes to New Year, Year of the Monkey, serve. For inspiration, we offer some interesting ideas.
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As you know, the first impression can not be made twice. Therefore, the choice of recipes for New Year's appetizers should be approached thoroughly. Eggplant rolls guarantee success. Cut the 2 eggplant into longitudinal plates and lightly fry in oil on both sides. Chop the crumbs into 50 g of hazelnut, almonds and walnuts. Add to them a bundle of chopped cilantro, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 st. l. yoghurt and salt to taste. We spread the aubergine strips with nut sauce, roll them into rolls and fasten them with colored skewers. We serve this simple snack on the festive table, decorating with pomegranate seeds and green petals.
Festive snacks for the new 2016 are unlikely to do without mushrooms. We choose 12 large beautiful champignons, carefully cut out the legs and add the caps inside. Chop the legs and brown them in oil with an onion. Add 50 g of cream cheese, 60 g of chopped raw smoked sausage, 5-6 sprigs of parsley and 100 ml of cream. Simmer the filling over low heat for a couple of minutes and fill the mushroom caps with it. We make a depression and break a quail egg into it. We bake the mushrooms for 10 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. Slices of sweet pepper and sprigs of rosemary, fresh salad leaves will successfully complement the appetizer on the festive table.
Dedicate one of the salads for the New Year, the year of the Monkey, his tailed patroness. In one frying pan we make roast from onions and carrots, on the other - brown 200 g mushrooms. Mix them with 300 g of boiled chicken fillet and season with mayonnaise or sour cream. From the received weight we spread on a dish a head of a monkey, designating ears and a cap. Boil hard 5 eggs: grated yolk, sprinkle your cheeks and chin, protein - other parts of the face and the base of the cap. From the olives make eyes, nose and smile, slices of red pepper and tomatoes put the cap, frame the head with herbs. "Monkey" salad for a new one, 2016 year will decorate the table and will attract good luck to the house.
Fruit and meat extravaganza
Although the monkey is not a predator by nature, guests will definitely demand meat dishes for this New Year. Delight everyone at once by offering original pork with fruit. Cut the pork pulp weighing 2 kg into portions and, wrapping it in a foil, beat it well. Put them on a baking sheet with foil and lightly salt. Cover the meat with slices of banana and kiwi. We wrap it in foil and put it in an oven preheated to 220 ° C for an hour. At the end, we open the foil, remove the fruit so that the meat is browned. Such a meat dish for the New Year will be eaten instantly, so make portions with a margin.
Fish on the New Year's table invariably takes pride of place. We peel and gut the trout, cut the flesh into 2 cm slices, season with lemon juice and leave to marinate for an hour. Cut 1 kg of potatoes into thin slices, put in an oiled dish and put in the oven at 180 ° C for 20 minutes. Then cover it with a layer of 3 onions with half rings and pieces of fish. Top with a dressing of 400 g sour cream, 4 eggs, a pinch of salt and pepper. Return the mold to the oven and leave for 40 minutes. Garnish the golden-brown trout with colorful fresh vegetables for a splash.
Festive dishes for the year of the Monkey must be represented by the feathered brethren. We rub the prepared duck carcass with salt and spices and, putting it in foil, keep it at room temperature for 500 hours. Cut into quarters 50 g of sour apples, 2 g of dried apricots and prunes, 30 oranges, pour over them with boiling water. Combine the fruits, sprinkle with rum and stuff the inside of the duck with them. Sew up the hole with threads, wrap the tips of the wings and legs with foil. Lubricate the bird with a mixture of 1 g of rum and 180 tbsp. l. honey and send it to an oven preheated to 2 ° C for XNUMX hours. Do not forget to water it with excess fat. The classic duck is what many gourmets are waiting for the New Year for.
Monkey loves bananas. Consider this when making desserts for the New Year. Beat 200 g of sugar and 2 eggs with a mixer until the mass doubles. We introduce 100 g of butter, 250 g of flour with 1 tsp. baking powder, 2 tbsp. l. cocoa, 100 ml of milk and knead the dough. We fill it with a round shape with a diameter of 20-22 cm and bake the biscuit for 40 minutes at 180 ° C. We mix 90 ml of milk, 50 g of butter, 3 tbsp. l. sugar, 2 tbsp. l. cocoa and cook a thick glaze. Whip the cream from 500 g of sour cream and 5 tbsp. l. Sahara. Cut the cooled cake lengthwise into 2-3 parts. Coat the first one with cream, cover with banana circles and repeat the layers. Grease the third cake with cream, cover the whole cake with icing and sprinkle with nuts. Such a DIY New Year's cake will become the pearl of the festive table.
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