If you’ve invited your girlfriend to dinner and are now regretting it, there’s no need to worry. There’s nothing quite like a romantic dinner for two that you’ve prepared with your own hands, but if you’re concerned that you seriously lack culinary skill you just need to find some easy yet impressive recipes that will have her eating out of your hand!
Cod With Lemon And Capers
Cod is a delicious yet super-simple meal that you can rustle up in minutes for your girlfriend and which won’t spoil her diet. Simply pan fry the cod while you whip up a quick sauce with lemon, capers and olive oil. Pour the sauce over the fish and then serve while hot with some salad or a jacket potato – fabulously simple yet effortlessly elegant.
If the love of your life enjoys seafood, a shrimp risotto is the way to go. The best thing about risotto is that it takes a while to cook, so you can enjoy a few drinks and some in-depth conversation before you eat. Cook the rice in a thick fish stock, cook some shrimp and add some mixed herbs for a surprisingly simple meal that will make you feel full and satisfied.
Ragu And Polenta
Polenta adds something just a little different to what could be a pretty ordinary meal. Even if you’re a complete novice in the kitchen you won’t go wrong with this delicious dish. Simply fry up some ground beef, add some red wine and canned tomatoes with some Italian herbs. Serve with some creamy, cheesy polenta for an unusual dinner that is sure to impress.
Fancy Mac And Cheese
If you already know how to make mac and cheese then it’s just a short step to fancy mac and cheese! All you need to do is switch up a few ingredients and add a few more. Once you’ve prepared your cheese sauce, add a little cooked bacon, a dash of mustard and a touch of paprika. Once you’ve poured the sauce over your pasta, it’s time to add a little cheese on top before you pop it back into the oven. Opt for a cheese that’s a little different – perhaps a Gruyere or an Emmental – for a little extra kick.
Duck is something you might associate with upscale restaurants, but you can easily prepare it yourself at home for a truly impressive meal. The key to cooking duck is to avoid overcooking it. It should be slightly pink inside. The best and easiest way is to use an electric skillet. You can find information on warmchef.com that will help you to choose the right product for you.
Who doesn’t love brie? Now you can serve it in a unique and delicious way by baking it inside a puff pastry case. You can easily achieve this with a pack of pre-rolled puff pastry that’s all ready to go. It doesn’t get easier than this, and she’ll be amazed by your culinary expertise!
Are you entertaining a girlfriend who is a vegetarian or vegan? There’s no need to panic! You can quickly rustle up some stuffed eggplants that she’ll love. Hollow out the eggplants, then fry up the insides (after they’ve been well-salted to remove the bitterness) with a can of chopped tomatoes, Some chopped onions, some diced bell peppers and some cooked bulgur wheat. Add some garlic and herbs and you’re good to go. If you want to be really fancy, sprinkle some pomegranate arils on top for a special meal she won’t forget.
If you don’t like the idea of shrimp risotto but would still like to go down the Italian route, shrimp pasta is a great choice. Cook your favorite pasta while rustling up a simple and spicy shrimp sauce with a can of tomatoes, some chopped red chilis, some crushed garlic and oregano and some cooked shrimp thrown in at the last moment. Top with some shaved parmesan and she’ll think she’s in a restaurant!
Any of these simple meals could be the perfect choice to impress the lady in your life. She’s sure to appreciate the effort you’ve put in!
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