10 Holiday Recipes from Prime Rib to Egg Nog Creme Brulee

December 10, 2012

For as long as I can remember, my grandma would make a huge pot of crab cioppino, a bouillabaisse-like fish stew hailing from San Francisco, for our Christmas Eve dinner. Though Italian-American in origin, the stew has secured its place on my Anglo family's holiday table for decades. Our Christmas dinner, however, always changes - from prime rib to ham to a roast of some sort - but Grandma Ida's cioppino, even years after her passing, will always be the Christmas Eve meal. Don your bib and serve up this classic Bay Area dish with lots of garlic bread! Click through for more holiday favorite recipes, and discover more menu inspiration on our Hanukkah and Christmas Pinterest boards (see all of our boards here).

San Francisco Cioppino

Crab Cioppino

This crab cioppino recipe is just like Grandma used to make. Serve it with a good bread to soak up all the broth! 

Salt Baked Prime Rib Roast

Salt Baked Prime Rib Roast

Don't let the amount of salt in the crust scare you, just be sure to use coarse kosher salt. The salt will create a sealed crust, resulting in a spectacular moist and delicious roast!

Ham with Bourbon, Molasses and Pecan Glaze

Ham

You can't go wrong with this amazing glazed ham recipe, which was developed by Bruce Aidells and Nancy Oakes for Bon Appétit magazine back in 2005. 

Mustard and Herb Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Pork Loin

We love Savoury Table's Mustard and Herb Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin recipe. Gotta love bacon wrapped anything!

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

Just say no to boring potatoes! These accordion-style Hasselback Potatoes are creamy on the inside and beautifully crisp on the outside, making for a lovely presentation.

Horseradish Parsnip Puree

Horseradish Parsnip Puree

Foodista community member, Scott Koeneman, contributed his healthy Horseradish Parsnip Puree - sweet with a kick of spice! And, one serving is only 128 calories with 0 fat and 6 grams of fiber!

Potato and Leek Gratin

Potato and Leek Gratin

This Potato and Leek Gratin is the perfect side to any centerpiece dish: roast, goose, ham, you name it!

Creamy Porcini Mushroom Polenta

Creamy Porcini Mushroom Polenta

This Creamy Porcini Mushroom Polenta recipe is comfort food at it's best. Any type of mushroom can be used, but we like the flavor and tenderness of porcini. Look for fresh porcini or simply rehydrate dried ones.

Christmas Yule Log

Christmas Yule Log

Another Foodista community member Cuisine Malin created this stunning Christmas Yule Log, the quintessential Christmas cake!

Egg Nog Crème Brûlée

egg nog creme brulee

Egg Nog meets Crème Brûlée, a match made in Heaven! Thanks to The Cook with a Book for sharing this festive Egg Nog Crème Brûlée recipe with Foodista readers!

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