Dishes to Impress: 6 Simple Recipes to Impress Your Guests

Whether you’re preparing for your family, colleagues, or a date, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to whip up a good dinner. We searched online to provide you with six simple dishes, each promises sophistication to your table. Create any of these recipes to show off your cooking skills—minus the hassle.


1.       Roasted Duck With Plum Sauce

Duck is an uncommon choice for a meal, and will definitely impress your guests (unless they are vegetarian). The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require much time to cook. After all, it’s the bonding time that matters, not the complexity of the dishes you serve.

2.       Slow-Cooked Lamb In Jammy Red Wine Sauce

Wow your dinner guests with this beautifully tender, slow-cooked lamb, smothered in jammy red wine sauce, a sauce made with ripe and intensely flavoured fruits and red wine. Serve with hot rice or steamed couscous for a complete meal.

3.       Hazelnut Butter Grilled Scallops

If you have never tried cooking scallops before, don’t fret—they don’t need much cooking at all. A little frying and grilling on each side, and they are good to go. The hazelnuts and fresh herbs add simple but great flavours to the dish.


4.       Lime, Chilli, and Ginger Salmon

The spicy, citrusy flavour of this dish is sure to amaze your friends, family, or your date, without exerting much effort on your part. Letting the salmon marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking is the secret to this incredibly moist and flavourful dish.

5.       Pork Tenderloin With Honey-Mustard Sauce

Succulent pork tenderloin meets tangy honey-mustard sauce in this dish. This appetizing and protein-packed pork recipe is pan-seared to golden brown and then baked to perfection. Sauce made from white wine, honey, Dijon mustard, and an assortment of herbs brings delight to this savoury gourmet goodness.

6.       Pasta With  Vodka Sauce and Sausage

This comforting dish offers savoury essence of tangy tomatoes and spicy sausages, along with rich and creamy sauce. Adding a little vodka to it lends a wonderful complexity and a bit of kick to its flavour. This is a quick-to-make dish and can make delightful use of some leftovers.

These carefully chosen, easy-to-prepare meals boast lots of fabulous flavours that will surely awe your guests. So next time you invite friends over for dinner, consider some of these meals and see how good of a chef you are for them  for serving these easy-peasy home-cooked recipes.


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