Quick & Easy Date Night Recipes - Romantic Steakhouse-Inspired Dinner for Two

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Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Romantic Steakhouse-Inspired Dinner for Two

 by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


There’s something romantic about an upscale steakhouse dinner; whether it’s the atmosphere of the restaurant or the richness of the food, it’s an experience to enjoy. Recreate that special atmosphere at home with your partner with this easy & delicious menu for two; add a starched white tablecloth, your best dishes and some soft music for a romantic evening in.


Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail
Entrée: Pan Seared Sirloin with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Sautéed Spinach
Dessert: Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate

Seared Sirloin Steak with Herb Compound Butter

 

Shrimp Cocktail

A classic appetizer, Shrimp Cocktail is easy to make, and will certainly impress your partner.

Ingredients:
1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined with tails on
1 tsp salt
½ cup ketchup
2 TB horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp hot sauce
1 TB lemon juice


Directions:
-Bring 2 quarts of water to boil over high heat in a large pot. Add salt.
-Add shrimp, return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are bright pink and opaque.
-Remove from heat and drain.
-In a small bowl, combine ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and lemon juice.
-In a martini glass, carefully spoon cocktail sauce into the middle. Arrange shrimp around the edge of the martini glass, hanging over the sides. Serve.

 

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Easy Date Night Entree


Pan Seared Sirloin with Herb Compound Butters

There’s something sexy about steak – yes, sexy! Studies have found that red meat is an aphrodisiac, and can boost romantic desire when eaten.

Ingredients:
2 sirloin steaks, about 1-1 ½ inches thick
1 TB vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
½ ground black pepper
Herb Compound Butter (recipe below)


Directions:
-Preheat a large cast iron (or heavy bottomed) pan over medium high heat.
-Dry steaks with a paper towel, making sure to absorb all excess moisture.
-Liberally coat steaks in 1 TB vegetable oil, and season with salt and pepper.
-Carefully place steaks in the hot pan; be careful of oil splatters.
-Cook for 5 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 5 minutes for medium rare.
-If you’d like your steak medium, cook for an additional two minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
-Additionally, if you prefer your steaks medium well, cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches around 145 degrees.
-Turn off the heat, remove steaks to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before plating.
-Serve with a pat of Herb Compound Butter on top (recipe below)

Herb Compound Butter:
Packed with flavor, this compound butter can easily be made several hours or a day ahead of time.

Ingredients:
1 stick of salted butter
3 TB fresh chives, chopped
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper


Directions:
-Allow butter to come to room temperature by sitting on the counter for about 30 minutes. You want it soft enough to mix, but not melted.
-Place butter in a bowl, and add fresh chives and ground pepper. Mix to combine.
-On a large sheet of wax paper, spoon compound butter on top. Form into log shape, and wrap wax paper around it. Roll to achieve relatively uniform thickness.
-Chill in the fridge for 30-45 minutes or until firm.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes:
Roasted with herbs, these fingerling potatoes are crisp, buttery and flavorful.

Ingredients:
1 pound fingerling potatoes, washed
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly chopped rosemary
1 TB minced garlic
1 TB vegetable oil


Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place an ovenproof skillet or heavy baking tray in the oven, and let it heat up for 15 minutes.
-Toss potatoes in a medium bowl with 1 TB vegetable oil.
-Sprinkle with pepper, salt, rosemary and minced garlic. Toss to combine
-Arrange potatoes in a single layer on preheated skillet or baking tray.
-Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside, and soft on the inside when pierced with a fork.

Sautéed Spinach:
A classic steakhouse side, spinach is packed with vitamins & minerals, and adds a bright color to your plate.

Ingredients:
1 TB garlic, minced
1 TB vegetable oil
2 TB chicken broth
1 package (about 8 ounces) fresh spinach
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground white pepper


Directions:
-Add oil to a large skillet or sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat.
-Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
-Add chicken broth, and cook for a minute until slightly reduced.
-Add spinach, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, or until spinach is just wilted.
-Remove from heat and serve.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate. 

Chocolate and strawberries are a classic romantic combination – add a cheesecake-inspired filling for a fun, silky twist.

Ingredients:

1 pint fresh strawberries, washed & leaves removed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


Directions:

-With a paring knife or small melon baller, carefully hollow out a little bit from the top of each strawberry to create a place for the cheesecake filling.
-In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes, or until fluffy.
-Using a piping bag or small spoon, carefully fill each strawberry with cheesecake mixture.
-When serving, place cheesecake-stuffed strawberries on a small platter with a bowl of the melted chocolate in the middle.
-Dip strawberry in chocolate (optional) and enjoy. Feeding your partner a strawberry is a sweet, romantic gesture.

 

 

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