Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a special birthday, a first date, or an anniversary — there’ll come a time when you want to spoil someone with a fancy homemade dinner. When the time does come, however, you might find yourself short on time, and need to make something fancy and quick. Never fear, we’re here to help save that special occasion. Here are nine quick-and-easy recipes that will make someone feel special, and make you look like a top chef.
Salmon is a great quick option for dinner, and this Asian-style marinade makes it taste exotic and delicious. This dish is perfect served with some simple noodles or rice.
This dish looks and sounds like it comes from a fancy restaurant, but in a mere 30 minutes it could be ready in your kitchen with some mashed potatoes on the side. Yum!
Make this tender steak and red wine glaze in just 20 minutes, giving you more time to enjoy dinner with that special someone. Serve with some seasonal vegetables and potatoes.
This cod fillet with tomatoes, spinach and balsamic vinegar is simple and sumptuous. Serve with a fresh green salad and bread.
Serve this creamy chicken and caper dish with some mashed potatoes to soak up all that tasty sauce.
This chicken dish is deliciously sweet, salty, tangy and spicy all at once. Serve with some plain white rice.
Mussels cooked in wine are so tasty, yet take just minutes to whip up. Serve with some crusty white bread and a chilled glass of white wine.
Upgrade your regular pasta dinner with this garlicky, balsamic chicken. Serve with a glass of gutsy red wine.
This tomato basil salmon is as simple as it gets, but looks super posh. Serve on a bed of pasta.