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6 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas for Two

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Are you going to cook something special for your dinner tonight? But you are hesitating as all the special recipes are too tricky to cook. What can you do? No, you do not need worry. I am thinking for you to make your dinner time special. Yes, I am here today with my new recipes that are set for only two people. My quick and easy dinner ideas for two are designed with those recipes which are very easy to cook. You just follow my suggestions that I am going to share with you to have quick and easy dinner ideas for two.

Content in this article

  1. Fillet Steak Flambe
  2. Spanish Style Prawn with Fennel
  3. Malabar Prawn Curry
  4. Vietnamese Caramel Trout
  5. Ginger Shakin Beef
  6. Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta

1. Fillet Steak Flambe

The recipe is really an ideal dinner recipe of quick and easy dinner ideas for two.  You have to spend only 35 minutes to cook the delicious food. You can cook the dish very easily using my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. Moreover, the recipe can be considered as one of the healthy recipes as well.

Fillet Steak Flambe

Fillet Steak Flambe

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Rosemary-1 Sprig
  • Fresh Thyme-1 Sprig
  • Red Wine Vinegar-1 teaspoon
  • Olive Oil
  • 2X150g Center cut Fillet Steaks, 2 cm thick
  • Chestnut mushrooms-100g
  • Fresh Flat-leaf parsley-15 gm.
  • Unsalted Butter-25 g
  • Brandy 10ml
  • Red Wine-50ml
  • Single cream-100 ml
  • Wholegrain of French Mustard-1 teaspoon
  • English Mustard-1 teaspoon
  • Shoestring Fries
  • Maris Piper Potatoes-400 g
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Pepper Sprinkle
  • Red Pepper-1/4teaspoon
  • Orange Pepper-1/4 teaspoon
  • Yellow Pepper-1/4 teaspoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Preparation:

  1. Mix the rosemary and thyme with a good pinch of black pepper, red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pestle and mortar. Mash to a paste.
  2. Rub the paste all over the steak and let it be marinated for 30 minutes.
  3. For the shoestring fries peel the potatoes first. Then slice very finely into matchsticks. Soak the slices in a bowl of water to the starch be removed.
  4. In the meantime half fill a pan with vegetable oil and heat to 180 degrees.
  5. Drain the potatoes and make dry. Add to the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. The potatoes need to be cooked through and golden.
  6. Removing to kitchen paper to drain season with salt.
  7. Deseed and dice the peppers finely. Dress with olive oil and keep aside.
  8. Quarter the mushrooms.
  9. Chop the parsley finely.
  10. Heat a frying pan with screaming hot.
  11. Brush the herbs of the steak
  12. Add the steak in the pan and a drizzle of olive oil and knob of butter.
  13. Cook for 6 minutes moving and turning the steaks regularly. Make sure to sear the edges and baste with the juices.
  14. Add the mushroom and pinch of salt when the butter is golden and the steak has good color. Shake the Pan to keep the ingredients moving
  15. Add the splash of brandy till the pan to flambe.
  16. Add a swig of red wine when the flames subside. Reduce the heat by half.
  17. Drizzle in the cream, turn the steaks in the sauce to coat. Cook until the steaks are nicely coated.
  18. Add the parsley and mustards. Cook through.
  19. Slice the steaks in half and keep in a plate.
  20. Divide up the fries and scatter over the dressed pepper.

How do you like my 1st recipe of quick and easy dinner ideas for two? Look, you need more time only on marinating the ingredients. The rest process is for very short time. You do need to stay beside when it is being marinated. You can do your household works while it is being marinated. So there is no choice of thinking as you have to spend more time when I am with you with my quick and easy dinner ideas for two.


2. Spanish Style Prawn with Fennel

You do not need much more ingredients to cook the recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. You only need the ingredients that are available in your kitchen to prepare one of the easy recipes being with me and my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. Here are the ingredients’ list and the process of the preparation of your desired dinner recipe that is designed as one of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two.

Spanish Style Prawn with Fennel

Spanish Style Prawn with Fennel

Ingredients:

  • Cloves of Garlic-2
  • Bulb of Fennel-1
  • A few sprig of Fresh-Flat Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Ripe Cherry Tomatoes-750g
  • White Wine-1 Large Wineglass
  • Large Prawns-10
  • Lemon-1

Preparation:

  1. Peelthe garlic slice finely.
  2. Slice the fennel trimming it.
  3. Chop the parsley leaves and stalks roughly.
  4. Heat oil in a saucepan and add garlic into it.
  5. Fry the garlic until it is golden.
  6. Mix the fennel and parsley stalks and cook for 10 minutes as the parsley be soften.
  7. Halve half the tomatoes and the rest as whole. Add to the pan with wine.
  8. Bring it to boil and then cook for 10 minutes as it is thickened. If it becomes too thick add a splash of water.
  9. Now peel the prawns. Do not remove the tails.
  10. Cut the back side of the prawns and open them out like a book.
  11. Now add to the pan and cook for 4 minutes to be cooked and turn into pink.
  12. Mix parley leaves and season.
  13. The food is ready to serve. Serve it lemon wedges and nice bread.

The recipe is really mouthwatering. You must try the recipe with the process of quick and easy dinner ideas two. You will get a delicious and healthy food on your dinner table. You can surprise your mate with the recipe of quick and easy dinner ideas for two spending less time in cooking.


3. Malabar Prawn Curry

I have chosen prawn again as the main ingredient of 3rd recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. Coconut, curry leaves and kokum are used to bring flavor of Kerala. You are able to cook the recipe within 25 minutes if you follow the steps of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two.

Malabar Prawn Curry

Malabar Prawn Curry

Ingredients:

  • Ginger-3 cm piece
  • Small Red Onions-2
  • Ripe Tomatoes-150g
  • Vegetable or Coconut Oil
  • Black Mustard Seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seeds-1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh or Dried Curry Leaves-12
  • Chili Powder-1teaspoon
  • Ground Coriander-1 teaspoon
  • Ground Turmeric-1/4 teaspoon
  • Kokum-1 tablespoon/ Tamarind Pulp-20ml
  • Peeled King Prawns-12
  • Fat Reduced Coconut Milk-1 tin(400 ml)
  • Dried Red Chilis-2

Preparation:

  1. Peel the onion and ginger and chop finely.
  2. Chop the tomatoes.
  3. Heat a nonstick frying pan and add 3 tablespoons of oil to heat. When it becomes hot and smoking add half of the mustard seeds and curry leaves, the fenugreek seeds, ginger.
  4. Fry the ingredients for few seconds. Then mix onion and cook over a medium heat. Cook until it is dark golden.
  5. Add chili powder, coriander, turmeric and cook for a few seconds.
  6. Mix tomato and kokum or tamarind.
  7. Cook until you can see oil separating from the sauce.
  8. Mix water of few tablespoons as sauce get back to the consistency as it was before.
  9. Season with sea salt. Add the prawns.
  10. Cook the prawns until it is cooked through and the sauce becomes dry.
  11. Now mix coconut oil and bring to boil. As it is boiled turn the heat down to low.
  12. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in another pan along with the chilies, remaining mustard seeds, curry leaves.
  13. Fry for 10 seconds and tip into the curry.
  14. Your Malabar Prawn Curry is ready to be served with steamed rice.

Let me know your amazing experience with the recipe of quick and easy dinner ideas for two. If you follow the steps of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two you will start to enjoy the cooking.


4. Vietnamese Caramel Trout

My 4th recipe is an Asian-inspired dish that I have chosen for you as another one of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. So let us see the ingredients and cooking process of the recipe using the instructions of quick and easy dinner ideas for two.

Vietnamese Caramel Trout

Vietnamese Caramel Trout

Ingredients:

  • Golden Caster Sugar-50g
  • Thai Fish Sauce-1Tablespoon
  • Finely Sliced Red Chili-1
  • Finely Sliced Large Piece of Ginger.
  • Rainbow Fillets-2
  • Halved 2 Heads Bok Choi
  • Lemon Juice of ½ Lemon
  • Coriander Sprigs
  • Steamed Rice.

Preparation:

  1. Add sugar and a splash of water in a large shallow pan.
  2. Heat gently as the sugar be dissolved.
  3. Now increase the heat and bubble the syrup as long as it turns a dark amber color.
  4. Add the fish sauce, most of the chili and ginger and 1 tablespoon of water.
  5. Cook to boil until it turns into syrupy.
  6. Mix the fish fillets keeping skin-side down.
  7. Add bok choi, keeping cut side down.
  8. Use a lid to cover the pan.
  9. Cook for 4-5 minutes as the fish is cooked through and the bok choi is wilted.
  10. Turn off the heat now.
  11. Add the lemon and scatter with the remaining chili, ginger and the coriander sprigs.
  12. Serve with rice.

You can finish the whole process of the cooking within maximum 20 minutes only as you have my quick and easy dinner ideas for two with you. It is very minimum time to have great dinner in your week nights.  Obviously, you will be happy when you are following my quick and easy dinner ideas for two.


5. Ginger Shakin Beef

Beef is the main ingredient of this recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. You need only 16 minutes to spend for the recipe. I believe you will find very rare dish as it is spending less time in the kitchen. So just follow my instructions of ingredients and cooking recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two leaving all hesitation.

Ginger Shakin Beef

Ginger Shakin Beef

Ingredients:

  • Sirloin Steak (1.5cm thick)-300g
  • Ginger of 4cm piece,
  • Miso Paste-1 tablespoon
  • Runny Honey-2 teaspoon
  • Pak choi-2(250 g)
  • Red Wine Vinegar-1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Remove the fat of the sirloin. Slice the fat finely and put it in a cold non-stick frying pan.
  2. Put the pan on a medium heat to crisp up.
  3. Peel the ginger and cut into matchstick. Add to that crisp.
  4. Cut of the muscle.
  5. Dice the steak into 3cm chunks.
  6. Mix with the miso as it is coated well.
  7. Remove the crispy fat and ginger and put aside.
  8. Add the steak chunks into pan.
  9. Cook for 4 minutes, tossing constantly.
  10. Mix the honey and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
  11. Toss for one minute more. It will be shiny and sticky.
  12. In the meantime, halve the pakchoi and cook it in a pan of boiling water for one minute as they retain a bit of crunch.
  13. Drain well.
  14. Transfer the steak and sticky juice into a serving dish and add crispy bits.

See, how easy the recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas fir two is to cook. It is one of the ideal recipes of quick and easy dinner ideas for two.


6. Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta

I have chosen Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta as the last recipe of my quick and dinner ideas for two. I have used mussels, scallops and king prawns as the ingredients of the dish. Look through the ingredients and cooking recipe and get ready to cook the recipe using my quick and easy dinner ideas for two as soon as you can otherwise you will lose the chance to have a tasty and mouthwatering dish.

Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta

Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta

Ingredients:

  • Firm Tomatoes-3
  • Fusilli Lunghi or another long and thin pasta-200g
  • Olive oil-2tbsp
  • Thinly sliced garlic cloves-3
  • King Prawn Deveined-100g
  • Scallop-100g (Halved if very large)
  • Cleaned Mussel Shells-300g
  • White wine-150 ml
  • Good pinch saffron mixed with 3tbsp hot water
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Lemon juice 1/2
  • Single Cream-4tbsp
  • Chopped Parsley-small pack
  • Toasted pine nuts-2tbsp

Preparation:

  1. Put a large saucepan of water to the boil and keep a bowl of cold water beside the saucepan.
  2. Cut a small cross in the base of each tomato and put into the hot water for 15 seconds.
  3. Remove the tomato from hot water and throw into cold water and keep for 30 seconds. Then remove from cold water.
  4. Peel away the skin of the tomatoes with sharp knife. Start from the cross that you did.
  5. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds and any membrane. Cut into small dice and put them aside.
  6. Cook the pasta in the boiling water as is instructed in the packet.
  7. In the meantime heat oil in large frying pan.
  8. Add the garlic and fry for 2 minutes until it is turning to golden.
  9. Push these one side of the pan.
  10. Add prawn and scallops increasing the heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes as the prawns turn into pink and scallops are turning into golden.
  11. Remove these from the pan and keep on a plate.
  12. now, add the saffron, mussels and white wine and some seasoning in the pan
  13. Cover the pan with lid and let the ingredients be steamed for 3 minutes or more until the mussel open.
  14. Mix lemon juice, zest and the cream to the sauce. Check the seasoning.
  15. Add the drained pasta.
  16. Add prawns, scallops, and diced tomato.
  17. Mix everything together and cook for another 2 minutes.
  18. Wait for a while as the pasta some of the sauce and is cooked well.
  19. Add parsley and mine nuts. Toss everything again.

Your dinner is ready now. So do not make late to get the chance to take the taste of the last recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. While tasting the recipe you must be a wonder that it is possible to cook such delicious dinner within very short time following the quick and easy dinner ideas for two.

Friends, I like to say you goodbye now asking you not to lose the chance to have the taste of the recipes of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two. So, enjoy your dinner time as you want to enjoy with your mate because it will be really enjoyable moments as you are following my quick and easy dinner ideas for two.


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