Tag: make ahead

FILET OF BEEF TENDERLOIN–MAKE IT AHEAD with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

This is such a simple, yet elegant meal and it makes any occasion special.  When ordering a beef tenderloin from a butcher ask for the middle of the center cut of the tenderloin, have them trim and truss the tenderloin so that it is as even as can be. TIPS FOR MAKE-AHEAD BEEF TENDERLOIN:  Making …

COCONUT SHRIMP

This is a easy, delicious meal that’s good enough for company!  I have to give credit to my friend, Frankie, who gave me the recipe.  It’s packed full of flavor and goes perfect with Jasmine rice.  You can make the sauce ahead, peel and devein your shrimp and refrigerate the shrimp until ready to use. …

MAKE AHEAD COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES

Another great “make ahead” entrée for a superb dinner party.  You can make the entire dish the day before and set out at room temperature an hour before you bake it. Then bake it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Delicious! Ingredients: (Serves 6) 8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided 4 and 4 1/4 …

HERB-ROASTED FLORIDA FISH (full dinner menu) Israeli Couscous with Apricots, Roasted Asparagus

This is a very simple, make ahead way to fix local caught fish.  I recommend yellow tail snapper or mangrove snapper, but you can use any white fish.  It looks quite impressive at a dinner party.   I adapted this from Ina Garten’s “Make it Ahead” cookbook, which is now my favorite!! Herb-Roasted Fish: Ingredients: …

CRANBERRY PECAN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE (make ahead)

Any time I have our family over for a visit either for the holidays, or anytime, I like to plan ahead.  I lay out the menu on an excel spreadsheet and I start preparing what I can in advance.  This is one of those great recipes that you can prepare in advance and then freeze. …