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5 Easy But Romantic Dinners For Your Partner

16 Feb 2018

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February is the month of romance and you don’t want to fall short of expectations. Surprise your sweetheart with a beautiful meal made a la you. These recipes are surprisingly simple to whip up, but are sure to impress. And the less time cooking in the kitchen means the more quality time spent with your amor.

1. Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice

Is there anything better than the succulent flavours of a caramelised cuisine? This glazed salmon recipe is bursting with flavour and the best part is it can be thrown together in just 30 minutes. You’ll both love the divine mix of sweet and salty on your palate, complimented with the bed of broccoli rice. After you’ve made it once, it's sure become a weekly regular!

2. Pan-fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin and Spinach

Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a big, delicious bowl of pasta. For a meatless alternative, you can’t go past this recipe for pan-fried gnocchi with pumpkin and spinach. This meal is so easy to put together that there’s only 5 steps to making it. The creaminess and flavoursome seasoning of the dish will have you begging for seconds. And the best part of preparing gnocchi is the ease of knowing when it’s cooked; the little potato dumplings rise to the top of boiling water when al dente.

3. Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters

Nourishing, rich and seasoned perfectly; the maple roasted chicken recipe is one that will quickly become your dear darling’s favourite dinner. The prep for this dish is a quick 20 minutes, and while it bakes there’s time to enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of appetisers. The roasted carrot, potatoes, onion and garlic combine delightfully with the main star of the plate. Though the recipe calls for quarters, any type of chicken is fine to use.

4. Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Seafood and pasta have long been considered romantic cuisines to share with a loved one. This makes the garlic scallop spaghetti recipe a must-do. Knock your partner’s socks off with the mouth-watering flavours of garlic, cream and tomato in a dish that only takes half an hour to put together. Love at first bite, you won’t want this meal to end!

5. Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

If you’re looking for a meal that’s a little more on the hearty side, this pan steak and veggies recipe is certain to impress. Effortless to throw together, all the elements cook on the same pan leaving the clean-up process a breeze. This simple dinner can be beautifully presented to rival the fanciest of restaurants. No need to spend the big bucks when you can create the same thing for a fraction of the price! To put the sweetest finishing touch on your romantic dinner at home, why not serve up this delicious chilli chocolate tart for dessert? The perfect end to a perfect evening.