Last Minute Dishes to Make For New Year

Don't fret, these recipes are made with easy-to-find ingredients.
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Time flies so fast which explains why you might find yourself suddenly unready for Noche Buena and Media Noche.

Don’t fret, don’t stress—we’ve got your back. We have easy recipes with ingredients you already have or can easily find. Take your pick from this list of recipes that will surely make celebrating the year ahead packed with delicious memories when midnight arrives. 

1 Grilled Seafood Platter with Atsuete-Calamansi Sauce Recipe

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua

There’s nothing quite as special as a grilled seafood platter. All the tender delicious flavors from the sea are infused with spices and smokiness—yum!

Don’t have time to buy your seafood? Check out all the food delivery options available which include GrabFood, foodpanda, and more! Find out if they deliver until December 31st from Cubao Wet Market which offers a wide array of fresh seafood. Just make sure you have space in your freezer or get a cooler ready.

2 Chili-Soy Chicken Wings Recipe

These wings are tossed in a tangy chili-soy sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
Photo by Dairy Darilag

This is a messy, sticky, and fun main course or appetizer that you can whip up in just 30 minutes. Kids will surely love this dish, too, so make sure to multiply the recipe to multiply the fun everyone will have.

3 Seafood Pasta Recipe

Photo by Riell Santos

One sure way to make pasta special is to use seafood. Shellfish particularly is not something we get to eat every day, so it’s perfectly okay to splurge on ingredients for the New Year feast. Serve up this delicious and easy seafood pasta recipe for a real treat.


4 Turbo Broiler Chicken Recipe

Photo by Riell Santos

Though the love for baked chicken is universal, not all Filipino kitchens have ovens. Go for the next best thing: turbo broilers! We have the video, so you’ll know exactly what to do to churn out a delicious whole chicken for your spread.

5 Corned Beef Lasagna Recipe

A can of corned beef is what makes this lasagna recipe easy.
Photo by Rico Jose

Speed up lasagna making time to only 50 minutes when you use corned beef. There’s no better time to have a creamy, meaty goodness packed in one delicious pasta dish than the holidays!


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6 Cheese Puto Recipe

Photo by Riell Santos

There is always room for puto! Make sure you have this on your spread no matter what. It’s a good pairing for any of your dishes, especially dinuguan.

7 Dinuguan Recipe

Photo by At Maculangan

If you have cheese puto, then you better have dinuguan, too. Dinuguan is one of those delicious, rich dishes that you can’t eat on a daily basis but New Year is the perfect excuse to cook it.

Nothing brings together people better than good food. We hope these dishes will do just that, so your end-of-the-year celebration is given a hearty send-off, thanks to food made with love. So, get going, get cracking, and finish the year brilliantly by setting alight those taste buds!


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