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How about a romantic dinner? Discover 7 main dish ideas

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Ah, love is in the air! To celebrate this good feeling, even outside of special dates, it is worth preparing a romantic dinner. It’s simple: just choose one of the tasty recipes below and prepare it carefully.

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Now take a look at some first course ideas that the Cooking Guide has selected especially for romantics! If accompanied by a glass of wine, the romantic atmosphere is complete. Come on?

Fettuccine with Paris mushrooms




Fettuccine with Mushrooms Paris |  Photo: Cooking Guide
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Time: 30 minutes

Performance: 5 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 1 packet of fettuccine (500 g)
  • Chopped chives for garnish

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 150 g of sliced ​​Paris mushrooms
  • 150 g of sliced ​​shimeji mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup (tea) of soy sauce
  • 1 can of sour cream (300 g)
  • Salt and chopped chives to taste

Method of preparation

Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the package. Drain and reserve. For the sauce, heat a pan with the butter, oil and fry the onion until it wilts. Then add the mushrooms and brown them over high heat for 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the cream, season with salt, chives to taste and mix. Turn off the heat, mix with the cooked pasta and transfer to a serving dish. Finally, garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately.

Shrimp risotto




Shrimp risotto |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 30 minutes

Performance: 6 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 3 peeled and seeded tomatoes, chopped
  • 200 g of ready-made tomato sauce
  • 1 kg of medium shrimp
  • 4 cups of ready-made white rice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan to sprinkle
  • 1/2 cup chives (for garnish)

Method of preparation

In a pan, heat the oil, brown the onion, add the chopped tomato, tomato sauce, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the shrimp, cook for another 5 minutes and add the cooked rice. Transfer to a refractory, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped chives.

Onion breast under pressure




Onion breast under pressure |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 40 min

Performance: 6 servings

Difficulty: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 thinly sliced ​​onions
  • 1 kg of clean tit (piece)
  • 1 1/2 cups (tea) of dark beer
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (tomato sauce)
  • 1 cup (tea) of water
  • 1 sachet of powdered onion cream (68 g)
  • Salt and chopped parsley to taste

Method of preparation

In a pressure cooker, spread out half of the onion, covering all the bottom. Put the meat on the onion and cover with the remaining onion. In a bowl, mix the beer, the sauce, the water and the onion powder. Sprinkle the meat with the mixture and cover the pan. Cook for 25 minutes, on low heat, after the pressure starts. Turn it off and let the pressure naturally recede.

Open the pan, remove the meat and slice. Arrange on a serving dish and drizzle with the sauce from the pan. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

2 cheese fondue




2 cheese fondue |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 30 minutes

Performance: 8 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • 1 box of sour cream (200 g)
  • 200 g of grated Emmenthal
  • 200 g of grated Gruyere cheese
  • Ground black pepper and grated nutmeg to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic cut in half
  • 1 Italian bread, diced
  • 300 g of sausage, sliced

Method of preparation

Put a pan over low heat with the wine until it boils. Add the cream and mix. Add the cheeses, pepper, nutmeg and cook until the cheeses melt. Reserve. Pass the garlic inside the fondue pot, rubbing. Pour the cream cheese into this pan and put it in the réchaud. Keep warm and serve with bread and sausage for family dinner.

Vegetable pie




Vegetable pie |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 45 minutes

Performance: 8 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 1 packet of puff pastry (400 g)
  • 1 cup ricotta (mashed)
  • 1 cup of grated provolone
  • 1/2 cup (tea) of cream
  • Salt, chopped chives and oregano to taste
  • 2 thinly sliced ​​precooked carrots
  • 2 courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 2 thinly sliced ​​eggplants
  • 1/2 cup (tea) of olive oil

Method of preparation

Roll out the puff pastry following the instructions on the package and line a 22 cm mold with a removable and grooved edge. In a bowl, mix the ricotta, provolone, sour cream, salt and chives until creamy. Spread on the dough, level and set aside. Make rolls with the vegetables and place the custard on top, one next to the other, alternating, until all the cream is covered. Mix the oil with the oregano, the salt and brush the vegetables. Bake in a preheated oven for 35 minutes. Let cool, unmold and serve immediately.

Salmon with Parmesan risotto




Salmon With Parmesan Risotto |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 1h20

Performance: 6 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 6 salmon fillets
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of butter

risotto

  • 2 liters of hot water
  • 3 cubes of vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cups of arborio rice
  • 1/2 glass of dry white wine
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup (s) of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and chopped parsley to taste

Method of preparation

Season the salmon with the lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. In a non-stick pan, melt the butter over high heat and brown the fillets, a little at a time, for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Book hot. For the risotto, in a pan, mix the water, the vegetable broth and keep warm over low heat. In another pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brown the onion for 3 minutes.

Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the wine and sauté for 3 minutes or until it has evaporated. Add the water with the dissolved broth, little by little, ladle after ladle, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the rice is al dente. Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, Parmesan and the remaining butter. Season with salt, stir in the parsley and serve immediately with the salmon.

Spaghetti carbonara




Spaghetti alla carbonara |  Photo: Cooking Guide

Time: 10 minutes

Performance: 2 servings

Difficulty: easy

ingredients

  • 100 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 200 g of diced bacon
  • 200 g of cooked pasta
  • 100 ml of pasta cooking water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method of preparation

In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and Parmesan and set aside. Heat a skillet over medium heat and fry the bacon until golden brown. Add the cooked macaroni and mix. Add the parmesan mixture, cooking water, salt and pepper and mix well until incorporated. Serve immediately.

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