Date Night In
recipes for: Date Night In
Light, pillowy pesto gnocchi with crispy pancetta is summer comfort in a bowl! Homemade or store-bought potato gnocchi are tossed in a flavorful basil pesto sauce. Serve with grated Parmesan and pancetta (or guanciale). Easy, full of flavor, but simple enough for a weeknight dinner! GF
This light, refreshing Blackberry Basil Margarita is your new favorite cocktail! It's lightly sweet, a little tart, and has a bright, citrusy flavor from fresh muddled basil. You'll love this for Cinco de Mayo or any summer gathering to help cool you down!
This Blood Orange Margarita recipe is a slight variation on a classic margarita with the addition of fresh blood orange juice. It's tangy and not overly sweet, and very easy to drink. You'll love the pop of color! A great cocktail for Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week!
Salmon en Papillote is an elegant way to serve fish that is tender, perfectly cooked, and subtly flavored. You'll love the texture of the steamed salmon (not at all dry!) and the simple white wine sauce from cooking in parchment paper. Add fresh asparagus for a taste of spring! GF, DF
This Crab Salad with citrus and fennel is light, sweet, and perfectly balanced. Serve over a bed of frisée lettuce with baby arugula and a homemade citrus vinaigrette. An elegant start to any meal! GF, DF
Fresh Steelhead trout is slow baked with lemon, blood orange, and dill for an easy, flavorful weeknight dinner! This baked trout recipe is quick, healthy, and perfect with a big green salad or roasted veggies. GF
This classic Frisée Salad is made with a warm bacon shallot dressing, homemade croutons, and poached eggs. It's the epitome of French bistro fare. Simple, yet elegant, and perfect served alongside roasted chicken. DF
The appetizer to end all appetizers! One bite of these Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice and you'll want them on a weekly rotation. Seasoned sushi rice is pan fried until light golden brown and crispy, while sushi grade ahi tuna is mixed with scallions and homemade spicy mayo. Serve the spicy tuna on top of crispy rice, then top with sesame seeds and thinly sliced jalapeño. They're crunchy, spicy, and entirely delicious!
These 10 Date Night recipes are sure to impress, whether it's your first date, or you 100th. There are cozy pasta dishes, our favorite side salad of all time, and entrées for a variety of proteins: seafood, chicken, and steak. Your date will think you've been cooking all day (but trust us, you won't be). So grab a bottle of your favorite vino and let's get cooking!