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Impressive Date Night Recipes

Impressive Date Night Recipes

 

Whether you are planning to celebrate the love month with your significant other or in the company of your tight-knit friends, there is nothing wrong with whipping up some good food that will surely make their jaws drop!

 

Skip the long lines and spend quality time with those you love in the comforts of your own home. These recipes will surely make any type of celebration even more meaningful. We made sure they are all easy to make so you’ can enjoy more of your night!

 

Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon

Looking for something with a kick? This simple yet fun recipe will definitely get everyone excited for the night ahead!

Here are the ingredients:

  • ½ cup of Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds
  • 1 pound of fresh Alaskan salmon
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of oil

Here are the ingredients for the sauce:

  • Half a cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon of Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • ¼ tablespoon of garlic powder

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and prep.
  2. While the oven is heating up, grab a ziplock bag and transfer all of the almonds to the bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the almonds into coarse crumbs.
  3. Pat your salmon dry and generously coat it with the almond crumbs.
  4. Brush with egg whites and add in more almond crumbs.
  5. In a skillet, sear the salmon for about a minute or two. Add in a tablespoon of oil (or more if necessary).
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. For the sauce, throw in all of the ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated.
  8. Serve it piping hot and enjoy!

Kale Risotto

This kale-based risotto is so scrumptious you’ll forget it’s healthy!

Here are the ingredients:

  • Half a cup of walnuts
  • 4 tbsp. Of olive oil
  • White onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of arborio rice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Half a cup of white wine, dry
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of parsley
  • 3 tablespoons of chives
  • 2 cups of Tuscan kale leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, unsalted
  • 3 cups of grated Parmesan cheese

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. In a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, toast the walnuts for about 8 to 10 minutes - tossing occasionally. You’ll know they’re ready once they  turn golden brown.
  2. In a large  saucepan over medium heat, add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the onions and stir until they turn translucent.
  3. Add in the arborio rice and season with salt and pepper. You’ll know they're ready once some of the grains turn translucent! This should take around 5 minutes.
  4. Once rice is somewhat cooked, add in the wine and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Add in 2 cups of hot water and season again. Bring this mixture to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  5. Once the rice mixture has simmered, bring it to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the rice turns starchy in consistency.
  6. While your rice is baking, grab a food processor and pulse 1 clove of garlic and your toasted walnuts.
  7. Add in chives, parsley and 1 cup of kale leaves, your remaining olive oil and a dash of cold water. Process until you get a rich, smooth consistency.
  8. Get the saucepan out of the oven and set it in medium heat so you can cook the rice. Add in ¾ cup of water and constantly stir.
  9. Add in the pesto sauce and stir until you the the consistency you desire.
  10. Serve with a few kale leaves for garnish and grated parmesan cheese.

Skillet Basil Cream Chicken

If you’re looking for something more filling, this chicken recipe is a sure winner. We love how creamy and flavorful this recipe is so be sure to try it out!

 

Here are the ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of dried bread crumbs
  • 4 halves of deboned chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • ½ cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 ounces of pimentos
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of freshly minced basil
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Grab your skillet let it heat over medium or high heat.
  2. Prepare two bowls for your milk and bread crumbs.
  3. Dip the chicken breast in milk, coat it with bread crumbs and set aside.
  4. Return to the skillet and add in the chicken breasts with half of your butter. Let each side cook for about 5 minutes. Add in more butter as you toss.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  6. Bring the skillet back to the stove and add in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add in the cream, pimentos and diced tomatoes. Let it simmer for about 1 minute.
  8. Reduce the heat and add in more parmesan cheese, if desired.
  9. Put the chicken breasts back in the skillet and douse with sauce. Serve as is or with rice on the side.

There you have it, some impressive date night recipes that will surely make date night even more memorable. Don’t forget to pair these dishes with your favorite drink of choice! Also, why not take it up a notch with handcrafted wine glass markers that will definitely add more personality to your glassware.

 

The Simply Charmed Valentine-inspired wine glass markers will definitely make date night even sweeter and even more fun!

 

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