Chef Mike Colameco's Christmas Recipes

Herbed butterflake rolls, rich seafood chowder, succulent prime rib, braised cabbage and bacon—chef Mike Colameco's small family gathers for a big holiday feast on the New Jersey waterfront.

Toasted Almond Biscotti
Toasted Almond Biscotti
Crunchy, crumbly twice-baked cookies studded with almonds are the perfect complement to a cup of coffee or glass of vin santo.James Oseland
Braised Cabbage with Slab Bacon
Braised Cabbage with Slab Bacon
Smoky bacon and plenty of garlic and onion boost the flavor of the cabbage in this winter side dish.James Oseland
Herbed Butterflake Rolls
Herbed Butterflake Rolls
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Colameco's Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Colameco's Pineapple Upside Down Cake
The recipe for this caramel-topped cake comes from the author's wife, pastry chef Heijung Park-Colameco.James Oseland
Potato Gratin
Potato Gratin
Author Mike Colameco learned how to make this indulgent custardlike potato dish from French chef Alain Senderens.James Oseland
Roast Boneless Prime Rib
Roast Boneless Prime Rib
A liberal dusting of salt, a quick, crust-forming pan sear, and a stint in the oven is all that's needed to yield a juicy, flavorful prime rib of beef.James Oseland
Sautéed Mixed Mushrooms
Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms
This rich, flavorful side cooks in less then 20 minutes, and if you don't have all the varieties of mushrooms on hand, you can substitute or just use what you have.James Oseland
Smoked Whiting and Scallop Chowder
Smoked Whiting and Scallop Chowder
Milk-poached smoked whiting gives thick, creamy seafood chowder a briny, woodsy depth of flavor.James Oseland