Holiday Entertaining

6 of Our Favorite Show-Stopping Mains

December  4, 2015

The results are in! Here are the recipes our community loved from Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main.

Once again, we want to give a big, big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes—the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

Pepper-Crusted Filets with Ricotta Gnocchi, Shiitakes & Brown Butter-Sage Sauce

Photo by James Ransom

Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Photo by James Ransom

Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Autumn Farro and Orange-Thyme Tahini

Photo by James Ransom

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Fall Herb Apple Porchetta

Garlic & Saffron Roasted Salmon

Sage & Nut-Stuffed Delicata Squash

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See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Alexandra V. Jones
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Food52 (we cook 52 weeks a year, get it?) is a food and home brand, here to help you eat thoughtfully and live joyfully.


Alexandra V. December 12, 2015
My recipe isn't coming up as a community pick, but it is listed here as one?
Donna December 8, 2015
Congratulations to all those chosen as Community Picks! And thank you to everyone who took the time, at this busiest season of the year, to enter the contest and test the recipes. Best of luck to the finalists!
nancy E. December 7, 2015
That is your best??