Cooking is one of the most popular activities for couples. It bonds people, lets them create something together, and eats their creation after. Bonus points if no one dies or gets hurt in the process. To ensure even beginners can have a fun date night, we picked the easiest recipes.
1. Tender Roast Duck with Citrus and Carrots
Not traditional in Australia, but many Christians in Australia spend delicious date nights together preparing and devouring this tasty meal. It’s easy to prepare for a romantic date. The oven does most of the work, so couples can spend 50 minutes talking instead of stirring anything. Put carrots, citrus, and garlic in a roasting tin. Cover them with duck meat. Let it roast for 40 minutes and ten more minutes after adding a sauce made out of sugar, vinegar, and citrus juice.
2. One-Pot Italian Chicken
Make butter foamy over high heat, and then add the seasoned chicken; cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side (over medium heat). Put on a plate when cooked through and cover it with foil to keep warm. Gently place garlic in the pan to show your date you’re a gentle creature. Then throw in tomatoes to show that you can be dangerous. Add wine and cook until it’s reduced. The last step is adding cream and stock and cooking for 5 more minutes with chicken inside.
3. Chicken Pesto Pizza
Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Make (buy) pizza dough and cover it with pesto, artichoke, cheese, and cubes of chicken breasts; bake for 10 minutes. Don’t dare to say you can’t make chicken pesto pizza. It’s like making a sandwich.
4. Honey Ginger Teriyaki Chicken
Very simple yet very tasty, this recipe is perfect for dates. Mix the soy sauce, orange juice, honey, ginger, and sesame oil. Put chicken in it and let it sit for 15 minutes. Put the chicken into a pan with hot oil until it’s golden from all sides. Then add marinade and cook for five more minutes.
5. Caesar Salad For Clumsy Couples
Heat the oven to 200 degrees and cover two baking trays with baking paper. Put slices of prosciutto on one and bread on the other. Season the bread with olive oil and bake for 7 minutes. Throw butter lettuce in 2 bowls (or one if you want to eat together). Add prosciutto, bread, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado. Simple but fun to make; and very tasty.
6. Pork Fried Rice
Melt butter in a non-stick skillet and then cook pork, carrot, broccoli, peas, and onion on it. After 7-10 minutes, take everything out and scramble eggs on the skillet. When done, mix (boiled) rice and everything else in the skillet and cook for another 10 minutes.
7. Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce
The classic we all love is so simple that you can show up in front of your date while making it. Chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce are done in half an hour. Cook chicken breast in one piece and remove them from the heat. Then cook mushrooms until they become tender. At that moment, add wine and let it cook until it evaporates. Lastly, add cream and cook until the sauce gets desired thickness.
8. Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
This is simply a healthy Australian dish that will add flavor to your date nights—Cook pasta. Follow the directions from the packaging to impress your partner with your reading skills. Let your partner do the rest while you proudly wait for the pasta to be al dente.
Melt butter with olive oil on a pan. Add onion, garlic, and hot pepper. Fry until the onion dies. Add shrimps, cook until pink, then add white wine and cook until done.
9. White Chili
Throw turkey breasts in heated oil in a pot together with salsa, corn, bean, cheese, and water. Stir on low heat for half an hour (until cheese melts). Finish with parsley, salt, pepper, and a passionate kiss as a reward.
10. Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
Heat oil, then add onion, garlic, and ginger. Fry until the garlic softens. Add chickpea, tomatoes, coconut milk, and sweet potato. Leave it on low heat for 15 minutes while the two of you sip the third glass of wine, spice with cumin, butter, chilly, curry, and salt.
11. Quick Beef Stir-Fry
Put beef on medium heated wok until it becomes brown on all sides. Take your meat out. Add broccoli, peppers, carrots, and garlic. Then stir gently for 2 minutes. Your partner will love that. Then put beef in again, add soya sauce and sesame seeds. Leave it for 2 minutes, and you’re done. Sounds familiar?
12. Easy Mexican Casserole
Let the oven get to 350 degrees—Cook minced beef with tomato sauce on low heat for 20 minutes. Add the Mexican trademark ingredient – bean. Cover the bottom of a roasting tin with tortilla chips and add minced meat. Cover with sour cream, add olives, green onion, and tomatoes. Cover with cheese, because who cares about the cholesterol. Bake for 30 minutes.
13. Garden Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Let your frustrations out by stabbing the potato (in the skin). When you’re done, put it in the microwave for 12 minutes. Like that’s not enough, but the poor potato in the oven for 15 more minutes. Cut it when it’s done, take its core out, and make mashed potato out of it. If your partner can’t watch you torturing a vegetable, they can melt butter and fry the onion on it. Add fried onion and boiled broccoli into mashed potato. Use that to fill hollow potatoes. Throw them in the oven for 15 more minutes; that’ll make them soft.
14. The Common Rice and Peas
This might be the simplest recipe of them all, especially if you take a can of peas or beans. Cook the rice, heat (or cook) beans seasoned as you like. You don’t have to copy Jamaican recipes. In Europe, rice and peas are seasoned only with salt and pepper, and everybody is still crazy about it.
Cooking with your partner is great because you can bond, show your skills, or learn something new. But one thing is sure; you’ll have a lot of fun.