Looking for a Thermomix recipe to impress a hot date? Here is a quick list of romantic dinners to cook for a special date night at home – i.e. Valentine’s Day that you may have forgotten about tomorrow!
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For a little bit of fun this menu guide will start with ‘quickie’recipes and then have the ultimate ‘Taking Your Time to Impress’ recipes that take a little more effort and love.
Looking for a restaurant quality dinner, faster than UberEats would arrive? These Thermomix recipes are a little bit fancy but fast.
Creamy Garlic Prawns
Now some people may want to avoid the extra garlic on a date night – but can you really go past some Creamy Garlic Prawns or even better a Surf ‘n’ Turf or Reef ‘n’ Beef?
Not many Skinnies have discovered the under 25 minute dinner that is the Creamy Marsala Chicken from A Little Taste of Italy. Serve with your favourite mash, green beans pan-fried in a little butter and some crusty bread to devour the delicious sauce.
Boronia Marsala should be available at your local bottle shop for around $10-12 and will keep in the cupboard for many meals to come.
If you aren’t a lover of mushrooms, a little extra bacon and some green beans added towards the end will be a delicious variation.
Chicken Caprese Salad
Although the chicken needs 8 hours minimum marinating time for maximum flavour, this impressive Chicken Caprese Salad can be made quickly before serving.
You will absolutely make friends with this salad.
Plus having a lighter salad can only be a good thing, if you are saving yourself for the main event or dessert.
Feeling adventurous? If you know that your date enjoys a good quality rare steak, then you might want to make Steak Tartare as a starter or as part of a grazing platter.
Using a good quality steak is very important to this recipe and it goes perfectly with the Skinnymixer’s Aioli. Other dishes you could prepare ahead of time to use on your grazing platter –
Leave yourself a good 1hr 20 mins to prepare this dish and save time by asking your butcher to remove the rind from your pork belly. You may like to cook some sneaky crackle in the oven while the pork is steaming in the master stock broth – I like to season with a little Chinese 5 Spice.
If you don’t eat pork, there has been success cooking this recipe with duck or beef, you just need a fattier cut of meat that will handle a longer cook.
You can purchase Szechuan Peppercorns from your local Asian Supermarket or Grandma’s Pantry. If you can’t buy them I recommend choosing a different recipe.
Seafood Bisque with Rouille
Nik considers the Seafood Bisque with Rouille to be one of the best recipes to come out of her kitchen… and for someone who doesn’t love seafood that is really saying something!
Served with some crusty bread and any seafood lover will be in absolute heaven.