Need Some Last Minute Holiday Food Ideas? Check These Out.

Chicken with Figs

We just wanted to wish all of our readers, old and new, happy holidays.  It’s been a delicious year and here are a few delicious starters/meals that we cooked since We Are Never Full launched that would be perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner.  Until next time, folks, relax, eat, drink and be merry.  I’m so glad I don’t have to work for 12 days!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS… thanks for reading and we’ll see you with some new stuff very soon!

Chicken with Figs (above) would make a cheap, easy and absolutely fabulous Christmas Day dinner. Substitute dried figs with fresh ones and it still tastes perfect.

Hornazo (chorizo and egg bread) may be technically a bread made in Spain for Easter-time, but it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t get you the “wow” factor at brunch on Christmas Day!

Hornazo (Sausage-Stuffed Spanish Country Bread Made @ Easter)

A not-so-favorite “Food Network” douche bag, Guy Fieri did help us with Christmas Eve drinks one year with his “Ginger Bling” drink. It really was delicious and it pains me to say that since it was created by a man who calls himself a “food dude” (gag me).

Ginger Bling Drink

How about a roasted pork – Italian Style with some Salsa Verde. For very little effort you’ll get some “ooohs and aaaahs” from your guests.

Roasted Pork with Salsa Verde, Risotto and Broccoli di Rape

Why not take your average “7 Fishes” dinner and sub this Spanish Arroz Marinero for your risotto dish? Your guests will not be disappointed.

Arroz Marinero (Spanish

But what would a “7 Fishes” meal be without a delicious, crispy Fritto Misto di Mare (Fried Mixed Seafood) paired with a creamy, fresh garlic aioli to dip?

Fritto Misto di Mare

How about a whole fish baked in salt? It keeps the fish moist but flavors it oh so nicely.

Whole Snapper Baked in Salt Crust

A quick and simple side dish or a starter to any meat dish on Christmas Day, this Roman favorite, Cacio e Pepe, will start any meal off right.

Cacio e Pepe

Another fabulous (and classic) “7 Fishes” dish – spicy Crab and Shrimp Fra’diavolo.

Homemade Fettuccine with Crab and Shrimp Fra'diavolo Sauce

And, finally, a favorite dish by many, especially in the Latin-American households, Pernil, or Roasted Pork Shoulder/Butt – Puerto Rican-style.  Again, very easy and very, very tasty.

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roasted Pork Shoulder/Butt) with Yucca Fries and Kale with Chickpeas

20 thoughts on “Need Some Last Minute Holiday Food Ideas? Check These Out.

  1. My menu is planned, but I very much enjoyed this photo revue, especially the hornazo! I fell in love the moment I set my eyes on it and given my heritage and lifestyle, I’m surprised it’s new to me! Thanks for the entertainment and inspiration you provide. In the 5 months that I’ve been blogging, your blog was one of the first I discovered — and you never fail to please!
    Come by and see the photo revue I posted earlier this week — the ones that never made it to post. Merry merry, happy happy.

  2. Amy darling, Fantastic proposals 😀 for these days. Can I order everything with seafood/fish involved? How long will it take to arrive here? What? So long? I need it for the 26th!!!!!
    Just kidding, my menu for the 26 is all set and will be T♥♥ Much T♥♥!!!

  3. i recognize lot of that food!!although my stomach remembers it a little too well…but it was worth the gluttony!! Cant wait to see what you two are cookin tonight!! xoxox

  4. Amy & Jonny, great holiday suggestions and I will be doing some fried seafood of a kind.

    I’m going to the market to see what’s fresh and that’s going to determine which way I go.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. Amy, or was it Johnny, Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m so glad it lead me to yours. These dishes look just fabulous. And as A Brooklyn born ex-pat, it’s also nice to run into my kindred!

    Bon Appetit! And Happy Holidays!

  6. All great. We would be happy with any of these suggestions here, not entirely sure about that ginger drink though, maybe we are just partial to Champagne and wine here.
    Happy Holidays to you both and wishing you a wonderful 2009.
    I am wondering if you made comté souffles for Christmas? Looking forward to hearing more about that!
    Lori Lynn

  7. Oh my goodness that chorizo and egg bread!! I somehow missed that post but it is definitely going on the must-make list. Along with the chicken and figs – gorgoues recipes.

  8. Hi Lori Lynn and everyone else! we’re checking in from a mountain holiday in PA and we hope everyone is having happy holidays! relaxing better be on all your ‘to do’ lists.

    lori lynn – we DID get inspiration from your comte souffles for our Christmas Eve starter. thank you SO much. we made seafood souffles w/ cheese and they were phenomenal. thank you again for the inspiration.

  9. Hi Amy,
    Firstly Merry Christmas & Happy new Year (a lilltle late, sorry!). I hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating and that 2009 started out nicely.

    All these dishes are just fabulous – I especially love the seafood ones. I don’t have to cook for Christmas as every year, I am “in charge” of dessert. As it is summer when we celebrate Christmas in Australia, the meal is usually cold meats and seafood, occasionally a warm dish like roast chicken.

    Take care,

  10. Oh my goodness…it’s getting late here and my mouth is watering. Everything looks so fabulous especially that chorizo and egg bread. Haha, I love your sentiments about Guy Fieri, but sometimes he does actually make stuff that I want to try. Happy new year!

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