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Dinner party recipes - 28 recipes

Find our beautiful collection of dinner party recipes to impress your guests and make your party a night to remember! We have dinner party starters, mains, desserts and nibbles and most of our recipes are a lot easier to make than you may think.

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Top rated Dinner party recipes

By Wackyjacky

Tasty fish and veg main course, perfect for making an impression at a dinner party

  • For the summer veg
  • 700g new potatoes
  • 350g button onions
  • peeled
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 150ml half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1-2 tbsp capers
  • finely chopped
  • knob of butter
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • For the fish
  • flour seasoned with salt
  • for dusting
  • 6 x 175g fillets of fresh haddock
  • skinned
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
3.6/5 (172 Votes)

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Prepare the stewed pears. In a saucepan cook the pears with sugar, water and raisins

  • 2 slices of gingerbread
  • 1/2 block of foie gras
  • 1 tbsp mascarponne
  • 2 tbsp full of single cream
  • 3 small pears
  • peeled
  • cored and diced
  • 1 large pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • some water
4.1/5 (113 Votes)

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In the bowl, add the red beetroots (save 1/2 for the decoration), the drained tuna, cottage cheese, vinegar, garlic...

  • For beetroot mousse:
  • 200g cooked beetroot
  • 1 tin tuna in brine (170 g drained)
  • 170g cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • For the emulsion of parsley
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • A touch of garlic
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp of water
  • salt
  • Decoration:
  • Some diced cooked beetroot
  • Some diced feta
  • Pine nuts
  • A few drops of balsamic cream
3.5/5 (191 Votes)

By kathycakebread

Worth the effort! Tender and flavourful, great for a dinner party

  • 15g butter
  • 80g minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 175ml beef stock
  • 125ml port wine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 fillet steaks (2cm thick)
  • 100g crumbled Stilton or blue cheese
  • 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
3.5/5 (156 Votes)

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Clean the cep mushroom with a cloth

  • 1 large cep mushroom
  • 1 scallop with its coral
  • a slice of foie gras
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 tblsp of olive oil
  • Maldon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh low fat creme fraiche
  • a sheet of brick pastry or filo pastry (optional)
3.4/5 (129 Votes)

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Cut the Parmesan in shavings and the tomatoes into strips

  • beef carpaccio (about 300g)
  • 1 piece of parmesan
  • 1 handful of rocket salad
  • Some tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch of basil
  • Olive oil
  • Fleur de sel
  • Ground pepper
  • Lime or lemon juice
3.4/5 (129 Votes)

By Clonakilty Black Pudding, Visit the Clonakilty website

This fabulous recipe from the Hairy Bikers (known from their love of blackpudding!) is guaranteed to be a dinner pa...

  • For the scallops
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • rindless
  • 16 medium-sized scallops
  • shelled
  • coral removed and cleaned
  • 200g/7oz Clonakilty Blackpudding
  • cut into 12 thick slices
  • 25g/1oz butter100g
  • 3½oz chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp Marsala
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh flatleaf parsley
  • to garnish
  • For the Colcannon
  • 750g/1lb 11oz potatoes
  • preferably Maris Piper or King Edward
  • peeled
  • chopped
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 1 onion
  • finely chopped
  • 100g/3½oz curly kale
  • roughly shredded
  • 200ml/2fl oz double cream
3.2/5 (116 Votes)

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Boil water in a pan, peel the sweet potatoes and cut into pieces and put them in the pan

  • 4 quails
  • gutted
  • a handful of raisins
  • a handful of dried apricots
  • a handful of dates
  • a handful of figs
  • some cashews + hazelnuts + almonds
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 10cl Muscat
  • 15cl vegetable stock
  • olive oil.
  • Slivered almonds and chopped coriander.
  • For the mashed sweet potatoes:
  • 5 large sweet potatoes
  • vegetable stock (30cl)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper.
3.6/5 (148 Votes)

By shaziawahid, Cutchi Kitchen

A smooth, velvety , creamy dessert that can be prepared well in advance - perfect for parties

  • Double Cream - 180 ml (3/4 cup)
  • Whole Milk - 240 ml (1 cup) + 60 ml (1/4 cup)
  • Sugar - 80 g (1/3 cup)
  • Milk Chocolate - 180 g (3/4 cup)
  • Dark Chocolate - 100 g (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
  • Mint essence - 1 teaspoon
  • Corn Flour - 2 tablespoon
  • For garnishing:
  • Mint Leaves
  • Whipped Cream
  • Grated Chocolate
3/5 (126 Votes)

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Cook the tortellini pasta as directed on the packet

  • 1 packet of fresh mozzarella Tortellini (350g)
  • 200g mangetout
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • cut in 2
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3 large tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 large tbsp chopped dill.
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • crushed
4.5/5 (29 Votes)

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