Next time you have a date coming over for dinner, whip up a classic and sophisticated meal that is destined to impress. You don’t have to be a restaurant chef to make something special — you simply have to know how to follow a recipe. So instead of going to restaurant after restaurant with your date, try cooking at home instead. These date night dinners will yield seven dishes you’ll feel proud of. They’re not only easy on the stomach — they’re also easy on the eyes.
1. Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon
Starting out on a high note, we’re highlighting this recipe for pepper-crusted filet mignon from Chowhound. If your date eats red meat, consider this dish a home run. Yielding 4 servings and taking only 30 minutes to make, you can whip up this steak just before your guest arrives. Just say “yes” to peppercorn butter.
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon whole green peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 4 (6-ounce) filet mignon steaks
- Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Head to Chowhound for the full recipe.