While a lot of people enjoy going out to ring in the New Year, there are some benefits: no crowds, no need to get dressed up, home-cooked food. What more could you ask for? Staying home doesn’t have to be boring, especially with these festive New Year’s recipes for venison, trout, salmon, and more.
Enjoy some bubbly while you prepare Fish with Champagne Cream Sauce, or a glass of bourbon with your Venison with Bourbon Butter Sauce.
Or fire up the grill for Orange Marinated Trout, Venison Steak with Balsamic Morel Sauce, Cedar Plank Salmon.
Whichever recipe you try, you’ll be sure to start 2022 off enjoying one of the greatest pleasures in life: delicious food. Sounds like a celebration to me!
Bourbon is one of my go-tos — both in and out of the kitchen. It brings a smokey flavor that works well with any cut of venison or dark game meat. You can leave the bourbon out of the recipe if you prefer, but you’ll lose the depth of flavor in the sauce.
Trout has a delicate flavor that works perfectly with the marinade made of sweet orange juice, honey, and white wine vinegar. After the fish marinates for 2 to 4 hours, it cooks up fast over medium-hot coals, in about 6 to 8 minutes per side.
With just six ingredients, this Fish with Champagne Cream sauce is simple but delicious. And there’s no need to break the bank on the champagne. Anything $10/bottle or less will suffice.
The balsamic morel sauce in this New Year’s recipe is a perfect way to fancy up your venison for New Year’s festivities. It packs a lot of flavor with red wine, rosemary, Dijon mustard, and, of course, morel mushrooms.
They say eating black-eyed peas first thing on New Year’s Day brings good luck. So here’s a New Year’s recipe you can make to tip the scales of fortune your way in the new year. For even more flavor, throw an oven-browned duck carcass into the pot while the black-eyed peas are cooking.
I like to serve this salmon with angel hair pasta and sauteed zucchini, red onions, garlic, and lemon juice. Make sure to soak the cedar plank in salted water ahead of time; two hours should be sufficient. If the edges of the plank start to catch fire while you’re cooking, mist with water, or move to a cooler part of the grill.