Easy and Impressive Date-Night Recipes
Dinner for two. Never have three words carried so much weight. Okay, okay, maybe “I love you,” has them beat. Still, cooking for your significant other, or the one you hope to become your S.O., can be incredibly nerve-wracking. You want to impress him or her, but you don’t want to get in over your head. You want to keep the fire department at bay. So what should you make? We’ve hand-picked a few recipes that are bound to impress, that won’t have you slaving away for hours on end, hunting down little-known ingredients, or burning down the house. Bon appetit!
Easy, low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and totally satisfying, this recipe for sautéed shrimp with lemon, lemon zest, and garlic over zucchini noodles takes less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish. If you’re +1 is a health nut, this is certainly one to try. Head here for the recipe.
Salmon is elegant yet simple—always a perfect contender for dinner for two. On a bed of couscous, quinoa, farro, or what-have-you, bright, juicy summer tomatoes, spicy Spanish chorizo, floral oregano, and tender-roasted Coho salmon make an unforgettable meal. Head here for the recipe.
Classy, pretty, and super easy, this show-stopping meal is nothing you can’t handle. All it requires is chicken breast, flour, prosciutto, asparagus, pesto, cream, and olive oil, but it’s packed with flavor and totally decadent. Head here for the recipe.
Although you probably only eat them in restaurants, scallops are actually one of the easiest and quickest meals whip up at home. This recipe for lemon butter scallops requires just five ingredients and can be made in just 10 minutes. Pair these mouthwatering dish with your favorite salad or roasted vegetables, a simple rice or grain, and voilà! Head here for the recipe.
Did you know mussels cook in under five minutes? Say hello for the easiest, most impressive dinner ever. With a little preparation and a few moments over the stovetop, you’ll have a meal that’s fun to eat and delicious to savor. Head here for the recipe.
It’s not every night you get to dine on lobster, but what better occasion than a cozy evening at home with the one you’re crushing on? Using ready-to-cook frozen lobster tail makes this dish not only easy, but also affordable—we won’t tell if you won’t. Serve over simple risotto cooked in dry white wine and chicken broth. Head here for the recipe.
What dishes do you like to cook on date night? Tell us below.