Unique recipes for at-home candlelight dinner

Penulis Starry

Jan 10 2024

Everyone loves a good Filet Mignon, Shrimp Scampi, and lobster mac and cheese from the restaurant, but not the hefty bill they come with. Your empty wallet sure takes away from the satisfaction of a good meal. What if I tell you that you can recreate these dishes in your kitchen? Of course, it will take some practice and a good recipe, but it is entirely doable. Once you master these dishes, you will be able to celebrate within the comfort of your home. It will also save you from making time-consuming reservation calls. And can you imagine the surprise that will light up your partner’s face? They are bound to appreciate your efforts. Before we get started, you will need good-quality kitchen appliances, and you can order them from ERIKG and Visionary Solutions via Atome. This way, you can prepare delectable food using the correct gadgets and save some money in the process. Continue scrolling for some easy and delicious recipes and more information about Atome, our ‘buy now, pay later’ app.

Lobster mac and cheese

One can never go wrong with macaroni and cheese, and the addition of lobster turns it into something off the menu of a five-star restaurant. Here is how you prepare the best lobster mac and cheese for date night.

  1. Add macaroni to a boiling pot of salted water and cook as per the directions on the package. Add a spoonful of any neutral oil the the water to prevent the noodles from sticking.
  2. In a nonstick pan, melt butter and add flour to it. Use a whisk to incorporate them well. Once done, gradually add warm milk to the mixture while whisking simultaneously.
  3. Add salt, black pepper, red chilli flakes, white pepper, and some oregano to the pot and mix everything. Your roux. Taste and adjust the spices as per your preference.
  4. Take the roux off the stove and add freshly grated cheese to it. Cheddar and Gruyere complement the recipe well, but any cheese available at home will do.
  5. Add lobster and pasta to the white sauce, mix it all, and pour everything into an oven-safe dish.
  6. Coat the top with a mixture of bread crumbs and butter.
  7. Bake it in the oven until the top is golden-brown and the sauce is bubbling.

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Filet Mignon

Recreate everyone’s favorite entree at home! But be careful because you want to do justice to this precious cut of meat.

  1. Defrost the Filet Mignon and generously season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium flame and pour oil into it.
  3. Just when the oil is about to smoke, transfer the meat to the skillet.
  4. Sear it well on all sides, and once the exterior looks done, add butter, rosemary, and garlic to the skillet.
  5. Baste the steak with the herb butter, then transfer the skillet to a preheated oven.
  6. Keep it in the oven depending on how done you want your Filet Mignon.
  7. Serve it with some rice and the butter from the pan.

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Shrimp Scampi

Here is another classic posh meal that everyone loves. This is your chance to master it at home, save money, and wow your friends and family.

  1. Add butter and olive oil to a pan and saute chopped garlic in it.
  2. Once fragrant, pour broth into the pan and season it with salt, black pepper, and red chilli flakes.
  3. Let the sauce simmer on a medium flame for a few minutes.
  4. Wait for the sauce to reduce, then add your shrimp and cook them until pink.
  5. Stir in some freshly-squeezed lemon juice and top it off with parsley.
  6. You can serve the delicious Shrimp Scampi with pasta or garlic bread.

No-bake cheesecake

Let’s end this memorable meal with an unbeatable dessert, the infamous melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake. And we are doing the no-bake version!

  1. For the base, combine biscuit crumbs with unsalted butter, a pinch of salt, and sugar; the texture of the mixture should resemble wet sand.
  2. Dump it into a large dish or pan and press it flat with a glass.
  3. Let the base set in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
  4. For the filling, add room-temperature cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and fresh lemon juice into a bowl and use a stand mixer to beat it.
  5. Once combined, add heavy cream to the bowl and whip everything together until stiff peaks form.
  6. Pour the filling into the set crust and chill in the fridge overnight.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit and compote.

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