New Year's salads - general cooking principles
Any New Year's feast is difficult to imagine without tasty, hearty and spectacular salads. The beauty of these appetizers is that you can show imagination and prepare a New Year's salad of a variety of foods. The most important thing is that the dish is quite satisfying and that the quantity cooked is enough for all guests. Festive salad does not have to be with the addition of meat, there are many recipes for purely vegetable New Year's salads, which are no less tasty than the dishes with the addition of cape or fish.
In New Year's salads you can put the most different meat (pork, beef, chicken, turkey, veal, etc.), seafood and fish (shrimp, squid, crabs, salmon, salmon), any raw and boiled vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, canned foods, greens, cheese and some fruits. All the ingredients can be simply mixed or laid out in layers - this method gives the dish a more festive look. Salads can be filled with anything: mayonnaise, sour cream, a mixture of these two products, vegetable oil and home-made sauces.
Christmas salads - preparing food and dishes
To make a New Year's salad, you will need a set consisting of a pan, a frying pan, cutting boards, knives, a grater or special tools for cutting eggs and vegetables. All components can be folded into a large bowl or salad bowl. A wide dish is suitable for making puff salad. Special salad rings may also be useful in case a portioned snack is prepared.
All vegetables and meat should be thoroughly washed, after - subjected to heat treatment in accordance with the recipe of New Year's salad. If raw vegetables are used, they should be properly washed, peeled and cut into the desired shape. Squeeze out excess liquid from canned food (corn, beans, peas, mushrooms). Recipes for Christmas salads:
Recipe 1: New Year's Salad
Incredibly delicious and nourishing salad, which includes meat, peas, carrots and onions. You can greatly simplify the cooking process, if you prepare the meat in advance.
- Pork - 300 g;
- 2 small carrots;
- 1 onion;
- By 1 tbsp. l table vinegar and sugar;
- Bank of canned green peas;
- Mayonnaise - 50 ml;
- Vegetable oil - for frying products;
Low-fat pork tenderloin should be washed with water and put on a slow fire. Cooking time, on average, is about 1 hour. Readiness can be checked with a sharp knife. Wash carrots, peel and grate on a coarse grater. Peel and finely chop the onion. Carrots should be fried in vegetable oil until soft. For this 4-5 minutes is enough. Onions should be pickled in vinegar with salt and sugar (pickle time - 10-15 minutes). Chilled meat cut into small pieces. Pour the canned peas into a colander and allow excess liquid to drain. Put the meat, roasted carrots, pickled onions, peas in a salad bowl, add mayonnaise and mix well. The finished dish can be decorated with parsley sprigs and carrot rosettes. New Year's salad is ready!
Recipe 2: New Year's Salad with Tongue and Pomegranate
Very beautiful appetizing salad that will be a worthy decoration of the New Year's table and will create a festive mood.
- 4 potatoes;
- Onions - 2 heads;
- 5 chicken eggs;
- Beef or pork tongue - 320 g;
- Hard cheese - 220 g;
- Packaging mayonnaise;
- Vinegar - 10 ml;
- 1 tsp. Sahara;
- Half a pomegranate;
Put the tongue in cold water and leave to soak for 1 hour. Then rinse and boil. After the first boil, remove the pan from the heat, drain the water and pour fresh. After boiling add pepper and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over low heat for about an hour and a half. Pour the finished meat with water, cut off the film and leave to cool. Wash the dirt off the potatoes, add water and cook until ready. After 25-30 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, drain the water and leave to cool. Boil eggs and pour cold water for 5 minutes. Cut the tongue into small cubes. Remove eggs from the shell and grate on a coarse grater. Cooled and peeled potatoes are also grated. From a half pomegranate extract the grain. Cheese grate. Finely chop the onion and marinate in vinegar with salt and sugar, leave for 10 minutes. This New Year's salad is laid out in layers. To do this, take a wide flat dish and lay out the products on it in the following order: potatoes (slightly salted), mayonnaise, then tongue and marinated onions, mayonnaise, eggs, grated cheese, mayonnaise again. Top decorate the dish with pomegranate seeds and green sprigs. Salad should brew for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
Recipe 3: New Year's Salad with Herring
Instead of the usual “herring under a fur coat,” you can make this salad, which also includes herring. The dish turns out very bright and beautiful - the perfect recipe for the New Year's menu!
- 1 medium sized herring;
- 4 potatoes;
- 1 small beet;
- Onions - 1 head;
- 1 carrot;
- Hard cheese of any kind - 150 g;
- Salt - to taste;
- Garlic (the more, the sharper and more spicy the dish will turn out).
Preparation Method: Of the products you need to boil only beets and potatoes. Peel cooled vegetables and grate them on a coarse grater. Herring fillets cut into small pieces. Wash carrots, peel and grate (no need to cook carrots). Cheese grate. All products for making New Year's salad are ready, it remains to lay them out in layers. The first layer is salted potatoes mixed with mayonnaise. The second layer is mixed with mayonnaise, salt and garlic passed through a press of garlic. The third layer is herring, the fourth layer is thin onion half rings. The fifth layer is a mixture of carrots and cheese. Decorate the dish with a sprig of greens.
Recipe 4: New Year's Pearl Salad
This New Year's salad is prepared quite simply, but guests will be delighted and will surely ask for the recipe for this amazing snack.
- 2 eggs;
- Packaging of crab sticks (200 g);
- Hard cheese - 200 g;
- Half a glass of prunes (pitted);
- Butter (from the refrigerator) - 50 g;
- Walnuts - 50-60 g;
- Mayonnaise - 120 ml;
Rinse prunes and steam with boiling water for 5 minutes. Fry the nuts lightly in a frying pan and stuff them into small prunes. Hard-boiled eggs to grate on a coarse grater. Cheese is also grated. Crab sticks rubbed on a medium grater. Chilled butter rubbed on a grater. For the formation of the salad will need special rings, as each portion is prepared separately. The first layer is eggs (part), then crab sticks (part) and mayonnaise, then cheese (half) and butter (half), the next layer is prunes stuffed with nuts, then crab sticks and mayonnaise, once again cheese and butter, grated eggs. To decorate the salad, you can take any greens, olives or nuts.
Recipe 5: New Year's Salad with Ham and Korean Carrots
This salad is somewhat similar to the traditional “Olivier”, only here ham is used instead of sausage, and boiled carrots are replaced by carrots in Korean and cheese is still present. Ingredients Required:
- 200 g of ham;
- Hard cheese - 160 g;
- 3 potatoes;
- 100 g carrots in Korean;
- 5 chicken eggs;
- Bank of green peas;
- 2 pickled cucumbers;
- 130 g of mayonnaise;
- Green onions, greens;
- Pinch of pepper;
- A little salt (to taste).
Cook eggs hard-boiled, clean and chop finely with a knife. Boil potatoes and carrots until cooked, clean the vegetables and cut them into small cubes. Wash green onions and cut into small rings. Cucumbers cut into cubes, slightly squeeze. Three cheese on a coarse grater. Cut ham into small cubes. With peas you need to decant all the water. We put all products in a salad bowl, add a little salt and pepper, fill with mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Decorate the dish with fresh herbs and carrots. Delicious and original Christmas salad is ready!
New Year's salads - secrets and tips from the best chefs
Christmas salad can be given a truly festive look, if it is effectively served. For example, from products you can build a symbol of the coming year (snake, dragon, rabbit, etc.), put the components in the form of a small Christmas tree or snowman.
Naturally, all products must be selected in such a way that they are well combined with each other. It is recommended to adhere to one form when cutting ingredients (cubes, straws, sticks, etc.) - so the products will not interrupt the taste of each other.