There’s some extra anticipation this year as we begin to prepare for the holiday season. For many of us, it’ll have been two years since the last time we celebrated with family and friends. There’s so much to look forward to, but let’s not forget the potential for that holiday stress that comes with these busier times. 

In this spirit, we thought we’d help to make things a bit easier for the home cooks out there! This month we wanted to share four of our flash-frozen dishes that are holiday-ready. They are hearty, soul-warming, and are perfect for sharing. Our chef-driven recipes paired with our nitro-flash freezing technology means these dishes are total head-turners and stomach-pleasers, while only taking a few minutes to prepare. 

We think the following dishes are great additions to the holiday menu! They can stand on their own, or perfectly complement those seasonal classics.

Shrimp Scampi

If you’re looking for that heavenly pairing of garlic-buttery goodness with seafood, then look no further than our take on this Italian classic. Our Shrimp Scampi highlights succulent, sustainably-sourced shrimp that’s cooked in a bright lemon white sauce. Add some aromatic herbs and with some bright tomatoes and subtle leeks and you have a plate that’s an elegant crowd-pleaser. 

We use real cream for our sauce and, as always, no artificial ingredients. Enjoy on its own as a seafood-forward dish, or add some pasta! Another fun presentation is to serve on skewers, great for an appetizer or party snack. Pro holiday host tip: this one pairs great with a crisp Rosé for a lunchtime event, or a malty pale ale for an evening gathering.

Prime Rib Beef Roast Stroganoff

Our Prime Rib Beef Stroganoff takes inspiration from one of our favorite comfort foods.  Juicy and tender pieces of prime rib beef roast are complemented by delicious pearl onions, hearty mushrooms, and a perfectly textured Spaetzle pasta. This stroganoff sauce sings with those classic flavors enhanced with a touch of sour cream and Dijon Mustard. 

Who said comfort food had to be unhealthy? Our beef is antibiotic-free and each serving has 0g trans fat and only 190 calories per serving. We recommend a full-bodied Burgundy or a robust stout for a beverage pairing. Our Stroganoff shines as the star of the meal so we recommend complementing with some sauteed vegetables like green beans or asparagus, or serving with rice or roasted potatoes.

Salmon Dijon

Returning to the sea, our Salmon Dijon is all about celebrating an incredible ingredient. We use wild-caught Sockeye salmon that’s been sustainably sourced and combine it with sauteed mushrooms and spinach in a creamy, white wine Dijon sauce. This rich sauce is the perfect vehicle to coat and complement the flaky, perfectly textured Alaskan salmon. For an accompanying beverage, we recommend a chilled glass of Chardonnay or a crisp pilsner. Looking for the perfect holiday lunch? We recommend serving with a side of rice and a lemon wedge!

Prime Rib Beef Roast & Gravy 

Finally, we had to end with one of our celebrated staples, a hearty dish that’s bursting with rich, comforting flavors. Our Prime Rib Beef Roast with Gravy includes tender chunks of Prime Rib beef, complemented with sweet pearl onions and rich, earthy mushrooms. It’s all tied together in a beautiful gravy that brings in a depth of flavor that’s classic, yet refined. Whether you’re serving it as a centerpiece or as a complement to other dishes, it’ll be sure to please! We love serving it over some mashed potatoes for a satisfying dinner.

Our beef is antibiotic-free, and with only 130 calories per serving, 0g trans fat, and no high-fructose corn syrup, you can enjoy this meal knowing that you’re eating healthy. Serve over some mashed potatoes and top with flat-leaf parsley to bring the comfort factor to another level. Thirsty? Why not try a big-bodied Cabernet or a bitter IPA to cut through that gravy.

Elegant Comfort Food Made Easy

We hope you enjoyed a few of our dishes that we believe can play a memorable and delicious role at your holiday dinner table. Why stress with runs to the crowded grocery store or time-intensive cook preparations? Whether you’re in the mood for an elegant take on a classic or wanting to try something new, flash-frozen is a fantastic option that will save you time, while pleasing your dinner guests. 

We’d love to hear what you’re hoping to cook! As always, find us on IG to see how else we’re preparing for the holidays! Wishing you and yours a holiday season of long-awaited reunions and delicious meals!

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