If you're throwing a dinner party this week and are in need of a trusty recipe, look no further than our delicious collection of meals that are guaranteed to get your guests' taste buds tingling
If you want to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong with a classic steak recipe. Our Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette is a great option to try as it’s a wonderful combination of meat and carbs thanks to the delicate ear shaped pasta, rich beef and delicious basil sauce. Or for something extra special, there’s our Fillet Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter and Bubble and Squeak Cakes that offer a delicious twist on this juicy cut of meat.
Duck also makes a great meat to serve to guests as it feels very luxurious, and we’ve got plenty of amazing dishes to try from. Our Duck with Pomegranate and Walnuts is an aromatic Middle Eastern style dish that’s full of sweetness thanks to the use of pomegranate Molasses.
Dinner parties can be the perfect time to try something you wouldn’t usually cook, so we’ve also got plenty of different dishes to try this weekend too. Our Roast Venison with Cranberry and Sour Cherry is wonderfully rich, while our Chorizo-Stuffed Squid With Butter Beans is an interesting dish to try out if you want something unusual to slow cook.
Salmon makes a real treat of a recipe for any dinner party you may have coming up and this recipe looks and tastes really special. For something simple but really impressive looking, why not try a classic Salmon en Croute?
Now, to kick things off, we’ve got a delicious spicy salmon recipe your guests will just love. This stuffed spicy salmon recipe is our take on kedgeree where a rice mix is used to stuff two fillets of salmon to make a delicious seafood roast.
Get the recipe:Stuffed Spicy Salmon
Dinner Party Mains: Prawn Pilaf
A curry recipe with a twist, this delicious prawn curry dish is like a paella meets a pilaf - with a sweet and sour taste in a really fragrant dish. Ready in just an hour and low in calories, this dish serves six people - so it's a great crowd pleaser. Get the recipe: Prawn Pilaf
Dinner Party Mains: Coriander Chicken
A chicken curry idea that is super quick to make but tastes amazing, you can't go wrong with feeding a crowd if you've got a good curry recipe like this that gets most of the prep out of the way before your guests arrive. Low in saturated fat, this dish is cooked up in 40 minutes so great if you're in a hurry too. Get the recipe: Coriander Chicken
Dinner Party Mains: Fillet Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter and Bubble and Squeak Cakes
A real treat for your guests, this steak recipe won't come cheap, but will be totally worth it for the look on their satisfied faces. Perfect for a special occasion, the rich blue cheese butter really makes this steak dish. Get the recipe: Fillet Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter and Bubble and Squeak Cakes
Dinner Party Mains: Salmon with Prawns
Mix up your usual salmon dish for your next dinner party by adding in some juicy prawns. This light dish is easy to prepare and takes hardly any time in the oven, plus the fish stays tender and moist because it’s steamed Get the recipe: Salmon with Prawns
Dinner Party Mains: Duck with Pomegranate and Walnuts
A rich dish that would make a great pre-Christmas dinner party main, try this tasty duck meal this week and you'll not regret it. Using sweet pomegranate molasses, it's got a real Middle Eastern vibe you'll love. Get the recipe: Duck with Pomegranate and Walnuts
Dinner Party Mains: Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette
A great steak dish that's really complimented by a side of ear-shaped pasta that you'll love. What's more, it's ready in just 25 minutes, so it's a great one to try if you're not wanting to spend hours in the kitchen. Get the recipe: Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette
Dinner Party Mains: Salmon En Croute
When it comes to classic dishes, you can't go wrong with Salmon en Croute for your next dinner party. Filled with spinach and wrapped in puff pastry, it's a great fail safe option everyone will love. Get the recipe: Salmon En Croute
Dinner Party Mains: John Torode's Duck with Potatoes
John Torode's duck with potatoes recipe is a lovely Parisian-inspired dish that's very simple to make but full of flavour, and a real treat as a dinner party main. Ready in just over an hour, it's super simple to throw together too. Get the recipe: John Torode's Duck with Potatoes
Dinner Party Mains: Roast Venison with Cranberry and Sour Cherry
Dinner Party Mains: Chorizo-Stuffed Squid With Butter Beans
Chorizo-stuffed squid with butter beans brings you a taste of the Mediterranean in a lovely slow cooked dinner that is perfectly tender and delicious. If you're looking for a new meal to serve up this week, look no further than this flavoursome dish. Get the recipe: Chorizo-Stuffed Squid With Butter Beans
Dinner Party Mains: Sea Bass Baked In Salt
This dinner party recipe looks amazing and tastes even better, but it's actually fairly easy to make. The salt crust keeps the flesh beautifully moist without actually imparting any saltiness, so you needn't worry about over seasoning the fish. Sea bass baked in salt is ready in just 45 minutes and serves six people - perfect for feeding a crowd! Get the recipe: Sea Bass Baked In Salt
Dinner Party Mains: Mexican Chicken
This is one of our all time favourites - Mexican chicken thighs smothered in a spiced sauce with a little bit of dark chocolate to give it that extra richness and deep colour.
Dinner Party Mains: Duck Confit With Pancetta Lentils
A classic French dish, treat your dinner party guests to this exquisite duck dish next time you're throwing a get together. It looks super complicated and cheffy, but it's actually really easy! Get the recipe: Duck Confit With Pancetta Lentils
Dinner Party Mains: Boned Garlic Lamb with Sweet and Sour Red Onions and Lentils
Lamb is such a luxurious meat and makes a great dinner party main. This version is roasted with sweet and sour onions to really ramp up that flavour. What's more, this recipe serves eight so it's great for a crowd. Get the recipe: Boned Garlic Lamb with Sweet and Sour Red Onions and Lentils
Dinner Party Mains: Steak with Stilton, mushrooms and Masala sauce
Steak is a classic dinner choice and this version with Stilton, mushrooms and Masala is really special. Stilton lends a rich, rounded flavour that goes brilliantly with steak - perfect for a weekend meal if you're entertaining guests. Get the recipe: Steak with Stilton, mushrooms and Masala Sauce
Dinner Party Mains: Roast Loin of Pork with Crackling
If you love crackling then this is the dinner party main for you. With soft pork and that beautifully crunchy outer layer it makes the perfect Sunday lunch meal when served up with golden potatoes and a rich gravy. If you're going to go for an indulgent dinner party main like this one then you can serve up simple starts and desserts, leaving you plenty of time to chat with your guests Get the recipe: Roast Loin of Pork with Crackling and Spicy Pear
Dinner Party Mains: Beef Wellington
A classic British recipe and still a great one - try this beef Wellington for your next dinner party if you want a fail safe main option. It's a great showstopping centre piece for any get together and is mostly prep-ahead too. Get the recipe: Beef Wellington
Dinner Party Mains: Butternut And Orzo Risotto
Dinner Party Mains: Smoked Haddock and Bacon Risotto
Risotto is a quick and easy way to feed a crowd when you're throwing a dinner party.
Dinner Party Mains: Seafood Paella
A great way to spice up the main event at your next dinner party, give this tasty Mediterranean dish a go.
Anna Matheson is a senior celebrity and entertainment writer, currently working for Reach PLC, predominantly with OK!
Anna has a BA in English Literature which she studied in Queen Mary University. Following her degree, she gained an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University.
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