3 Recipes to Impress Your Date
Option 1: Cooking Together
Cooking together is a great way to spice up a date. Whether you’re trying to get to know the person or just want to do something out of the ordinary and bond over food, working together to make a meal is a fun way to spend time with someone. Instead of cooking a dish you’re comfortable with, try making something neither of you know how to make very well but love. Nicola Halloran, of The Wonky Spatula, highly recommends The Wonky Curry. As she says about her ideal date night recipe,
It’s super simple and packed full of flavour so perfect for those looking to impress who may not be 100% confident in the kitchen!
The Wonky Curry pairs together a fabulous combination of nutty flavours and spices for the perfect date dinner.
While one person is working on The Wonky Curry, the other can be preparing the Double Chocolate Torte, also from The Wonky Spatula. As the creator of this decadent dish, Halloran calls it the ultimate indulgence. Who wouldn’t want the ultimate indulgence for dessert on a date night? Placing a heavenly chocolate ganache over a layer of crushed almonds with a hint of chocolate and coconut will be sure to end the date on a high note. Cooking a dinner and dessert together will leave you and your date feeling satisfied, happy, and eager to find more novelty dates!
Option 2: Quick, Simple, and Impressive
We’ve all had those nights where you want to cook a nice dinner for your significant other but don’t have the time to shop and prepare a long complex dinner. Using a quick cooking salmon that needs minimal prep, boiling potatoes and using simple seasonings, and sautéing a vegetable such as asparagus is a fantastic way to create a delicious meal in under half an hour. Garnishing vegetables with a citrusy fruit adds a nice pop of flavour and colour that helps tie the whole dish together both in taste and looks. Professional looking plating will also make the meal seem more special. Uncork a bottle of their favourite wine and this meal will surely impress your partner!
Option 3: Spending Time for a Wow Effect
Whether it’s the first or hundredth date, a steak dinner is timeless and always impressive. Excellent steak is often associated with going out to a fancy and expensive restaurant, but this does not have to be case. A home-cooked steak dinner symbolises true thought and care on the cook’s behalf, so if someone cooks you a steak be honoured! Ensuring the steak is cooked properly is half the battle of the meal. While the steak should be the star on the plate, the pairings for it are important as well. Using healthier options such as homemade sweet potato fries for a side and a bed and topping of vegetables for the steak are perfect. Such a meal provides delectable food as well as nutritional benefits.