Easy and Elegant 30 Minute Meals
Here are 10 easy and elegant holiday-worthy meals you can make in a flash. That's a gift that keeps on giving!
Petite Filets with Spicy Pink Créme Fraiche & Shoestring Mushrooms
Petite filets are tender beef cuts from the shoulder. They're a more affordable alternative to filet mignon and great for special dinners.
Chicken Saltimbocca with Wilted Spinach
Once you taste this chicken wrapped in prosciutto, you'll be wrapped in holiday delight!
Chicken Medallions with Fennel & Pine Nuts
Pine nuts are great on holiday cookies, and they can even dress up your dinner. Top your chicken with fennel, too, for a real blast of flavor.
Break it Down
In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over medium, stirring often, until golden and aromatic, about 3 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. EVOO, two turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high. Add the fennel, onion, thyme and garlic; season with salt and pepper.
Add the liqueur and stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes.
Add the butter; when it foams, add the chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
Sherry Cream Shrimp
Crusty toast is the perfect base to soak up creamy sherry sauce that dresses up your shrimp.
Tournedos of Beef with Deviled Crab & Buttered Radishes
Surf and turf isn't just for fancy restaurant meals. You can whip this up for holiday guests in no time!
Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce
Creamy Marsala sauce is an elegant touch to make this easy dish extra special.
Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw
An apple cream sauce packs an unexpected punch in this veal dinner.
Break it Down
In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, agave and 2 tbsp. EVOO.
Season the veal and dust with flour.
Add the butter; when it foams, add the apples and shallots, and season. Sauté, stirring often, until the apples soften, about 2 minutes.
Cacio e Pepe Bucatini with Roasted Cauliflower
Pecorino Romano cheese (cacio) and black pepper (pepe) are traditional in this dish, but using a mix of Parm (made from cow's milk) and Romano results in a richer flavor. Adding cauliflower turns this first course into more of a meal!
Lamb Chops Milanese
Don't limit yourself to the same protein all the time! If you like chicken Milanese try switching things up with lamb chops instead.
Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce
Picture a romantic New Year's Eve: staying in, fancy PJs, good music, Champagne and this creamy pasta in a big bowl with two forks.