You invited your man over to your place for a brilliant dinner date. You want to spend time exclusively with him. Have you already prepared the dishes you are to serve? Worry no more because we came up with the recipes that would be perfect for your romantic evening.
- Appetizer: Tomato Salad
This would just take ten short minutes and this recipe is perfect for the both of you, you lovebirds.
Just prepare the following ingredients: a pound of tomatoes preferably heirloom, salt preferably coarse sea salt, two ounces of fresh goat cheese, twelve fresh basil leaves cut into thin strips, a tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil, one and half teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, and cracked pepper.
First, cut the tomatoes into half-inch-thick slices. If you are using cherry tomatoes, cut them in half. Then, arrange the tomatoes on a plate and sprinkle a pinch of salt on each slice. Top with goat cheese, basil, oil, vinegar, and plenty of fresh cracked pepper.
- Main Course: Steak and Mushrooms
This recipe just takes a total of fifteen minutes and is good for two servings.
Prepare the following: two six-ounce sirloins steaks, salt, pepper, a teaspoon of olive oil, a quarter teaspoon of dried thyme, a crushed garlic clove, a quarter cup of chicken broth, and a half cup of thinly sliced cremini mushrooms.
First, heat a skillet over medium to high heat. Then, add the steaks and sear them for two to three minutes each side and season each side with salt and pepper while cooking. Remove the steaks from the pan and lower the heat to medium. Afterwards, add the oil, thyme, and garlic, and stir with a spoon as you scrape up the brown bits left by the cooked meat. Add the broth and mushrooms. Stir until the mushrooms soften which would take about three minutes. Spoon the mushrooms and the mixture over the steaks.
- Dessert: Banana, Rum, and Chocolate Chip Clafouti
This recipe is again good for two servings and would take about twenty four minutes to prepare.
Prepare: two tablespoons of butter, sugar, a sliced banana, honey, three tablespoons rum, a large egg, six tablespoons of half-and-half, a quarter cup of chocolate chips, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, three tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and a pinch of grated nutmeg.
First, heat a toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter two 5.5-inch oval cast-iron skillets and dust with sugar. In a medium sauté pan, cook a tablespoon of butter until lightly browned. Then, add the sliced banana and drizzle with some honey. Cook for two minutes until the banana is lightly browned. Add the rum and cook for another minute and then set aside. Afterwards, break the egg into a stainless-steel bowl and whisk until it’s frothy. Mix a quarter cup of sugar, half-and-half, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Add the flour and nutmeg and whisk well. Divide the bananas into 5.5-inch skillets and pour the batter over them. Bake until golden brown and set in the middle which would take about eight to ten minutes.