You don’t need to be a professional chef to make top famous restaurant dishes. Whether that’s a special creamy sauce, homemade glaze or sprinkle of fresh herbs, unique ingredients make these fancy meals stand above the rest. Fish, roasted steak or pasta recipes are perfect options for any special occasion. Also, for those of you that have a sweet tooth, here are the desserts to spark and add an extra layer to that beautiful dinner table. What often stands between a fancy restaurant meal and a homemade dinner is an easy-to-follow, approachable recipe.
There’s no need for complicated ingredients or special kitchen tools-just straightforwardly explained guide. If you have that, you can cook almost anything. Simple, elegant and fast recipes are the ones you’d gladly try to make at home while watching an episode of your favorite series or checking the latest updates about new online slots at SlotsWise.
Below we’ll discuss some simple, delicious recipes that are sure to impress, whether that’s a special occasion family dinner, dinner for two or just you, spoiling yourself.
Mushroom and Tomato Risotto
To cook risotto is like taking care of your pet-both need attention and lots of love, so making it for the first time at home might be a demanding task. If you cook it-you have an ultra-luxurious dinner made to impress. No matter the type of rice you use, your dish should be creamy but not overly thick. Cook the grains until they are “al dente” and serve them right away, as the gravy will thicken as it cools.
In a large saucepan sauté the onion with the olive oil for about 4 minutes and then add the mushrooms. Continue to sauté for another 5 minutes stirring all the time until softened. Put the rice In and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the white wine, stir and cook until it’s fully absorbed. Pour in a quarter of the previously prepared chicken stock, bring to a boil and cook until absorbed while stirring frequently. Gradually add the rest of the stock over a period of 15 minutes as the rice absorbs it. This helps to give your risotto a creamy texture. When the rice is cooked, mix the tomatoes and herbs. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Macaroni with Brie cheese and crabs
Take your mac and cheese recipe to the next level with a generous amount of crab meat and melted Brie cheese, The golden bread crumbs sprinkled at the top with give this dish the textured finish and make it look like a nicely wrapped present. You can serve it with a simple herb salad.
Preheat the oven to 350 ⁰ F. Lightly coat eight individual baking dishes (size 14-16) with cooking spray and set them aside. In a large pan sauté the onion in butter over medium-low heat about 15 minutes until golden brown. In the meantime, cook the pasta according to package directions. Add two tbsp of flour, salt and pepper in the pan and stir them until combined. Add three cups of milk and cook until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add the cheese and cook over medium-low heat until the cheese melts. Mix the pasta and crab meat and transfer them to baking dishes. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the pasta mix and bake the dishes uncovered for 25 minutes, or until the crumbs turn golden brown.
Don’t be intimidated by the elegant name, because a galette is much easier to make than pie. This French freeform tart is the perfect way to elevate seasonal fruit, whether it’s fresh apples, pumpkin or berries. Simply roll out the dough, spoon your filling into the middle, fold the sides in and bake. The best part of it is that you don’t need a pie pan. You’ll love the rustic look of this recipe, which gets a boost from a drizzle of vanilla yoghurt sauce over the top.
Make basic pie dough and let it chill for two hours. Meanwhile, prepare your fruit. Combine for example, sliced apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Mix them nicely. Preheat oven to 400 ⁰ F and line a baking sheet. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough into a 12-inch circle, about 1/8 inch thick. Put it on the baking sheet. Then, arrange the apple slices on the top, leaving space around the edge. Fold the edges towards the centre. Brush egg wash over crust and sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake for 40-45 min until the crust is golden and fruit is tender. Let It cool begore slicing.