Wow the Crowd: The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Round-Up

It’s the holiday season and you can feel the cheer in the air! This time of year, dinner parties are everywhere. Whether you are hosting a get-together for friends before the holidays or you have the whole family coming over for Christmas dinner, planning the meal can be stressful without the right recipes, not to mention the right ingredients.  

The magic of vanilla and other extracts is truly maximized this time of year, given how well they pair with hearty seasonal ingredients and infuse your recipes with an extra burst of flavor. Of course, you use vanilla and flavors all the time for baking, but have you tried them in savory entrees before? Read on to see how you can upgrade your main dish in the simplest ways.  

Honey Citrus Pork Roast

Marinating this pork roast in fragrant Pure Orange Extract, honey, beer, soy sauce, garlic and marmalade makes it a delicious star on any holiday dinner table. The beauty of this dish is not only in the sultry, bright flavors of the marinade that make the meat oh-so tender, it’s also in how absolutely simple it is to make! You simply marinade the roast and cook it on the grill (who says you can’t grill in the winter?). With barely any prep time, you will be thrilled to spend more time with the ones you love, rather than being stuck in the kitchen tending to an overwhelming menu.

Kona Coffee Rubbed Steak

You are only 15 minutes away from this incredibly flavorful strip steak that’s been rubbed down with a Kona coffee-based mixture to bring out the meaty richness. Pure Coffee Extract and Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract bring out the coffee flavor, while also giving the steaks a subtle, velvety aftertaste. You can easily pair these steaks with any of your favorite side dishes, from asparagus to mashed sweet potatoes.

Orange Ginger Turmeric Roast Chicken

If you need a standout meal that a cook of any skill level can prepare, look no further than this appetizing, paleo roasted chicken. Pure Orange Extract in the marinade gives a bright burst of flavor to the chicken that pairs well with the spicy ginger and bold turmeric. Just make sure you plan enough time to marinade the chicken the night before.

Savory Pork Tenderloin

Savory dishes like this pork tenderloin are holiday classics. Not only is the tenderloin rich and hearty, Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract complements the flavor of the pork in a creamy and mellow way, highlighting the pork without completely overpowering the natural flavors. It’s a simple dinner that will really wow the crowd – and they’ll never know just how easy it was for you to make!

Vanilla Wine Braised Short Ribs

Wintertime calls for braising, so this recipe is our homage to one of our favorite times of year. Wine mixed with Pure Vanilla Extract, tomatoes, and cinnamon will fill your home with a comforting scent that everyone will notice the moment they walk in your front door. Gathering around a rich meal like this is what the holiday season is all about!

It’s time to wow the crowd with any and all of our holiday favorite entrees!

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