Roast Beef Tenderloin: This is a classic dinner party recipe, which can be jazzed up with fun sides to create a unique meal. Before your guests arrive, prepare the tenderloin by tying it at 3″ intervals in order for it to keep an attractive shape. Add a simple paste of oil, pepper, salt and garlic to the entire tenderloin. Put it in the oven when your guests arrive, and roast for one hour at 425 degrees. Pull it out and carve it on the table for a breathtaking presentation! Serve it alongside potatoes that have been cooked in your slow cooker, and then smashed with fresh garlic and topped with chopped chives.
Shrimp Scampi: This takes a bit of kitchen preparation before serving, but it is well worth the effort and will be sure to delight your dinner party guests. Simply saute cooked shrimp in olive oil, adding in chopped garlic, onions and butter. This creamy and indulgent shrimp dish should be served over pasta or rice–whatever is preferred by your guests. Serve homemade bread sticks as an appetizer, which can be baked days in advance for ease and convenience. With a heavier meal like shrimp scampi, stick to a light and refreshing dessert consisting of various sorbets, which can be served by each guests and topped with bowls of chopped or prepared fruit.
Choose one of these dinner party recipes for your next event, or use them as inspiration to come up with your own healthy, quick and impressive dinner party recipes!