5 Exceptional Holiday Dinner Ideas

December 05, 2023

5 Exceptional Holiday Dinner Ideas

The holiday season is synonymous with warmth, joy, and of course, delightful feasts. If you’re looking for memorable holiday dinner ideas, few dishes can rival the elegance and flavor of prime rib roast or tenderloin roast. Elevate your celebration with these five creative ideas that showcase the exquisite taste of our 21-day dry-aged premium beef cuts. 


1. Classic Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Extravaganza

A classic prime rib roast adorned with a herb crust is a timeless centerpiece for any festive gathering. Begin by generously seasoning the prime rib with a blend of minced garlic, chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and parsley, along with salt and pepper. Allow the flavors to meld overnight before roasting it to perfection. The herb crust seals in the juices, creating a succulent and aromatic prime rib. Pair it with a red wine reduction or a creamy horseradish sauce for a burst of complementary flavors.


2. Garlic Butter-Basted Tenderloin Roast

Indulge your guests with a luscious garlic butter-basted tenderloin roast that melts in the mouth. Create a basting mixture combining melted butter, minced garlic, and a medley of herbs like thyme and oregano. Generously brush this flavorful concoction over the tenderloin before and during roasting to infuse it with richness and depth of taste. The result is a tender and buttery roast that pairs beautifully with roasted vegetables or a robust mushroom sauce.


3. Cranberry-Glazed Prime Rib or Tenderloin

Infuse your holiday dinner with festive flavors by preparing a cranberry-glazed prime rib or tenderloin roast. Craft a glaze using cranberry sauce, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of Dijon mustard for a sweet-tangy kick. Brush the roast with this glaze while it cooks, allowing it to caramelize and create a tantalizing crust. The vibrant cranberry flavor complements the richness of the beef, making it a delightful choice for a celebratory feast.


4. Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions

For an elegant and individualized presentation, consider serving peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin medallions. Cut the tenderloin into thick slices, coat them generously with crushed peppercorns, and sear them to perfection. The peppery crust adds a tantalizing heat and depth of flavor to the tender beef. Serve these medallions as a sophisticated appetizer or as part of a multi-course meal accompanied by a velvety red wine sauce or a creamy peppercorn sauce.


5. Mustard and Herb-Crusted Beef Roast with Wine Sauce

Create a show-stopping beef roast by coating the prime rib or tenderloin with a luxurious mustard and herb crust. Combine Dijon mustard, finely chopped herbs like thyme and rosemary, breadcrumbs, and olive oil to form a flavorful crust. Apply this mixture generously over the roast and roast it until it achieves a perfect golden brown exterior. Serve this delectable roast with a rich red wine sauce made from the pan drippings, creating a symphony of savory flavors.


Prime rib and tenderloin roasts offer endless possibilities to elevate your holiday dinner. Whether you opt for the classic herb crust, experiment with festive glazes, or explore individual servings, these dishes are sure to ‘WOW’ your guests. Embrace the season of making merry and know Team B7R sends its ‘cheers’ to you and yours for a joyous (and delicious) holiday season!


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