Who says hosting has to be complicated? These 10-ingredient festive dishes are both versatile and interchangeable. Choose as many (or as few) as you like to assemble your menus anytime between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – there are endless combos to try.
You can par-roast the cauliflower for this sweet-savory dish up to 3 days in advance and simply reheat before tossing the florets with the vinaigrette, cranberries and pine nuts before serving. It’s an ideal do-ahead side dish for everything from pork to turkey.
Although perhaps not a usual staple on the holiday table, this deeply flavored salmon made with just a few ingredients is a nice, light complement to the heavier options on the menu. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle to lightly crush the fennel seeds, just use them as is. Garnish with additional chives.