Recipes to impress the ladies

Recipes romantic dinner | SA Men

If you’re as useful as a garden spade in the kitchen, check out these easy, yet sophisticated meals you can cook to impress that special person. We’ve selected 2 options for mains and desserts which will surely add that WOW factor to your first date, and have your lady highly impressed with your skills in the kitchen.  The Magnificent Mains Give your date night a bit of a zing with these delicious flavours of ginger, chilli and zesty lemon. This salmon dish is light and sophisticated, and if prepared according to the recipe below will be an absolutely mouth-watering meal.

  1. Ginger, Chili, and Lemon Salmon

Serves 4 (halve ingredients for 2 people or keep it the same if you are a big eater) Ingredients ·       750g salmon fillets ·       Juice of 2 lemons ·       1 piece ginger, peeled and grated ·       2 to 3 chili peppers, seeded and chopped ·       4 cloves garlic, minced ·       3 tablespoons olive oil ·       1 teaspoon sea salt Directions Marinade - In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, ginger, chili peppers, garlic, and salt. Salmon - Place salmon fillets (skin side up) in a shallow dish and pour marinade over it. Cover and marinade for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease it with olive oil. Place salmon fillets onto the prepared baking sheet, skin side down, and drizzle some of the marinade over them. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Grill for a further 3 minutes or until the top is golden-brown. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with steamed veg or a fresh salad. Source

  1. Pecan Pesto Shells With Sausage

By making this dish, you’ll give the impression that, not only do you know your way around the kitchen but that you’re also health conscious too. Pesto has a refreshing flavour and will balance the taste of the pecan nuts perfectly in this delicious Pecan Pesto Pasta! Ingredients ·       350g pasta shells ·       3 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves ·       1/2 cup pecan halves ·       1/2 cup grated Parmesan ·       Salt and black pepper