How to Cook a Romantic Meal for Your Partner
Setting the Mood
It does not matter if you are Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay when it comes to cooking, you need to make sure that you set the mood and create an atmosphere around your romantic evening. The food can be great however; it is in the small details of planning the evening that will truly add to what should be a memorable occasion.
Whether you use candles, dimmed lights, scents or music, make sure you put the necessary time into making the whole experience a romantic one, not just the food itself.
Keeping it Simple
Unless you have had some kind of professional food preparation training, it is usually advisable to keep things simple when it comes to cooking for a partner. This is especially true if it is the first time you have cooked for a partner and are looking to impress.
More people than ever before are even cooking at home on first dates, so how you go about your food preparation could be make or break for your relationship potential.
Italian recipes are always a great way to reach a partner’s heart by way of their stomach, so I would always suggest going down this route.
Any part of your mind that has immediately thought “Spaghetti Bolognese” needs to be switched off completely, though.
There is a big difference between keeping it simple and just being plain lazy, and making a dish that literally anyone could do easily is not going to do you any favours.
What three dishes could you make that would keep your culinary stress levels to a minimum while impressing your partner?
- Italian Lamb Stew is a great idea if you do not want to be in and out of the kitchen, leaving your partner sitting alone. This can all be thrown into the slow cooker four or five hours in advance, giving you the time to create the perfect atmosphere we looked at above.
- Italian Stuffed Chicken is another relatively simple recipe and again keeps you away from the easy “pasta and sauce” combination. Although this will require more attention as it cooks it is still a great tasting meal for any romantic evening.
- Roast Lamb with Italian Beans is especially impressive if you can mix up your beans recipe yourself, using herbs and spices to really bring the whole dish to life.
Wine is obviously a must, so do not waste all of your good work by forgetting this important staple of any romantic evening. Red usually works best when it comes to Italian dishes.
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