Romantic dinner is a very intimate process, so it is a much better choice to do it in the comfort of your home, than in a restaurant. This way you can not only spend quality time with your significant other, but also impress him/her with your culinary skills. If you’re not really a chef, don’t worry, here are a few recipes, that are simple, yet tasty. Find ingredients you need for the best price on Jiji!
1. Chili lime steak with roasted vegetables
Steak is a classic choice for a dinner in most restaurants. This version of popular meal is made a bit more refined by a chili-lime rub. Mix a chili powder, salt, pepper and lime zest in one bowl, rub your meat with this mix and squeeze a lime juice over it. After letting it stay for 10 minutes, bake it in the oven (preheated to 475 degrees) for 4-5 minutes (until medium-rare), turning once. It is really that simple! Bake vegetables of your choice for 10-12 minutes as a garnish.
2. Chicken pasta
Italian cuisine for the rescue! This dish can be made in only 30 minutes, so it’s an ideal choice for a spontaneous dinner. You need to cook spaghetti noodles, fry mushrooms with butter and thyme for about 15 minutes and after that, sear chicken breasts in the same pan. When chicken gets that perfect golden crust, it’s done and it is time for a sauce. Add some wine on the same pan the chicken and shrooms were cooking on, stir it on low heat. When the wine is hot enough, pour it over the chopped pieces of cream cheese. Mix everything and serve hot.
3. Thai red curry with shrimp
This dish seems really gourmet, but in fact it’s pretty simple, so it’s a great way to make a positive impression. First, on a large heated skillet combine curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce and brown sugar. Whisk cornstarch and chicken broth and add it to skillet too. Add pepper and peas. When pepper is tender, add shrimps and cook for 3-5 minutes, flipping once. Add lime juice in the end, serve with rice.
4. Avocado and strawberry salad
If either you or your significant other is a vegetarian or you just want to make something more original, try this salad. Besides, both of these things are aphrodisiacs, so it’s an ideal choice for your romantic dinner. To make a vinaigrette, mix together lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mix over the sliced fruits and the salad is ready!
End your dinner with this popular Italian dessert. Although it is fairly simple, you will need to make it in advance. To make it, you will need to mix espresso, sugar and rum, dip ladyfingers (long biscuits) in the mix and lay it tightly on the bottom of the baking pan. Whip ice-cream, until it gets softer and spread it over ladyfingers. Freeze it for at least two hours.