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What is the best main course dish for a dinner party, ie... Most impressive dish in the least amount of time?

asked by ginger lo over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

I think a paella fits that description!

added over 2 years ago

How about short ribs? Any recipe suggestions??

added over 2 years ago

Braised Boneless Short RIbs: http://www.food.com/recipe... - Guiness-Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Prunes: http://www.food.com/recipe... - Bloody Mary Short Ribs http://www.food.com/recipe...

added over 2 years ago

I've had success with Tuscan pork roast. It works because you can prepare it ahead of time and enjoy drinks or wine with guests while it's in the oven. When it's done, just slice and serve with pickled or fresh veggies and chilled applesauce. Baked squash is great, too. I modify the following recipe a little. I like to dredge the meat in flower, salt, pepper and paprika before browning on the stove top. I also add potatoes. If you have a nice oven to table roasting pan, like Le Cruseut, you can lay the pork slices on top of the potatoes and place right on the table and you're done. it's great for an autumn dinner party. Pairs well with cab. Hmmm. I think we're due for a party, too!


added over 2 years ago

my go-to, especially for fall:
the day before i make these short ribs: http://www.mariobatali...
then shred and let them become a ragu i serve over orecchiette.
BIG HIT every time, and you do all the hard work the day before.


Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

If time is really of the essence and meat is OK for all your guests, it's hard to beat a good quality beef tenderloin. Something like this:


added over 2 years ago

Rack of lamb or butterflied leg of lamb with couscous with herbs, nuts and dried fruits.


QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

I think lamb tagine. It needs time to cook, but you leave it on the stove, so in a way it really does not take any effort. And you complement it with cous cous, which is also easy to make.

added over 2 years ago

Boiled Lobster.