For a birthday celebration try taking your favorite food and adding an exciting twist. Updating your favorite fish like salmon will make it even more memorable for your special day.
13 Birthday Recipes
Sugar-And-Spice Skillet Roasted Duck Breasts
Sprinkling a mix of cinnamon, star anise, black pepper and sugar makes this dish anything, but ordinary. The spices provide terrific aromas, while the sugar gives the meat a burnished crust in under 10 minutes of cooking.
Get the recipe: Sugar-and-Spice Skillet Roasted Duck Breasts
Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Cherry And Tomato Chutney
A zesty chutney serves as both a marinade and an appealing garnish for pork tenderloins. Everything can be prepared ahead of time for a convenient dinner-party entree.
Get the recipe: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cherry and Tomato Chutney
Macaroni And Cheese With A Crusty Crunch
The base of the sauce here is a puree of cooked onions and garlic instead of the more traditional cream. The puree gives the dish lots of flavor with not so much as a gram of fat. The very hot oven makes the breadcrumbs on top get nice and crunchy. It's the combination of crisp and gooey textures that makes this a winning dish.
Get the recipe: Macaroni and Cheese with a Crusty Crunch
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A birthday dinner should be a special meal for the birthday boy or girl. Since a typical week day meal just won't do for a momentous occasion like a birthday, experimenting with classic dishes like salmon or macaroni and cheese will leave all dinner guests sated and pleased. These 13 recipes work for carnivores and vegetarians alike.
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