New Year meal ideas for a special evening in

While we may not be heading out to parties this year, there are still a number of ways we can celebrate the arrival of 2021 at home. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite dishes that are perfect if you’re looking for New Year meal ideas.

From rich main courses to tempting tipples and indulgent desserts, here are some of our favourite celebratory recipes.

New Year meal ideas

To start

Get things off to a real showstopping start with this indulgent recipe for a cheese soufflé. Pair with a sautéed chard and onion compote for a dish that’s full of flavour.

If you’re after something a little lighter, our recipe for clams with girolles in a vermouth sauce makes for an easy yet sophisticated starter. Enjoy with a chunk of crusty sourdough to mop up the flavoursome sauce.

For the main

Beef medallion recipeOnto the main course! If you’re looking for truly special New Year meal ideas, look no further than this delicious salmon wellington recipe. Encased in a crisp, golden pastry, discover flaky salmon smothered in a creamy sauce. Delicious!

For something a little meatier, enjoy our recipe for beef medallions with celeriac dauphinoise and bordelaise sauce. This dish is relatively fuss free, giving you more time to enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Vegetarians will enjoy tucking into this fabulous nut roast. Packed with fruit and nuts, it makes for a colourful celebratory dish. Serve with crispy roast potatoes and seasonal veggies for a warming winter meal.

To finish

winter berry pavlova liz earle wellbeingNew Year’s Eve meal ideas aren’t complete without a fabulous pudding! We especially love this posset recipe, flavoured with star anise and ginger. Serve alongside spiced shortbread for a real warming treat.

Looking for a real showstopper? Look no further than our fabulous mixed berry pavlova. It’s perfect for festivities – a light, refreshing yet indulgent-tasting dessert to round off a feast. Pile high with plump figs, dust with edible glitter and finish with jewel-like pomegranate seeds for a pud that’s sure to impress!

Our favourite drinks

kombucha cocktails liz earle wellbeingA glass of fizz is always a welcome treat on New Year’s Eve. If you’re looking to upgrade your standard glass of Prosecco or Champagne, we recommend our delicious blood orange and pomegranate fizz. This drink is a guaranteed hit with its deep red colour and warming, fruity flavours. Serve in tall Champagne flutes for an elegant, jewel-toned offering.

Alternatively, cocktails can be a delicious way to bring a wellbeing twist to your New Year’s Eve meal. Yes, really! For a gut-friendly drink, do try one of Liz’s kombucha cocktails. Not only do they taste delicious, you’ll also enjoy a healthy dose of beneficial gut bacteria!

Looking for an alcohol-free alternative? This kombucha mocktail is guaranteed to hit the spot.

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