You know how all those cooking celebrities on Snapchat always boast about the wonderful meals they’ve prepared for a dinner with their significant others in under half an hour? Well, if you want to be like them (or better than them), here are five recipes for quick and easy dinner meals for two.
5 Must-Try Dinners You Can Make In Under Half an Hour
1. Bean & Chorizo Chili
Ingredients: 350g of fresh tomato or chili sauce, 400g can of chickpea, 100g of sliced chorizo, 400g can of kidney beans, rice and yogurt.
Follow these steps:
Dry-fry the chorizo until it becomes crisp, then remove the fat. Put in the sauce, beans, and 100ml of water and leave it to simmer for 10 minutes.
Once the chili is done, serve it with rice and cool yogurt.
2. Fish Curry
Ingredients: 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1 garlic clove, 2 tbsp of Madras curry paste, 200ml of vegetable stock, 400g can of tomato, white fish fillets, rice, and 1 large onion.
Here are the steps:
In a pan, heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic in it for 5 minutes. Then add the curry paste and fry for 2 minutes while stirring. When done, mix with tomatoes and stock.
Lower the heat and add the fish, then cook for 5 minutes. Once done, serve with rice.
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3. Sausage Bolognese
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of fennel seed, 250g of sliced mushroom, 300g of penne, 6 sausages, 150ml of red wine, a 660g jar of tomato pasta sauce and grated Parmesan.
Follow these simple steps:
Heat a large pan and put crumbled sausage meat and fennel seeds in it. Fry for a few minutes, then add mushrooms.
After a few minutes, add wine, let bubble for a minute, then add tomato sauce and heat until it’s bubbling.
Boil the penne and add it to the mix when it’s done. Serve with grated Parmesan on top.
4. Kale Pesto
Ingredients: 3 garlic cloves, 150ml of olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, spaghetti, 85g of Parmesan, 85g of pine nut, 85g of kale.
Follow these steps:
Whizz Parmesan, garlic, kale, pine nuts, lemon juice and half of your olive oil to a paste. Season and stir through pre-cooked spaghetti.
Serve with extra Parmesan and the rest of your olive oil.
5. Caesar Salad with Roast Chicken & Bacon
Ingredients: 3 tbsp of natural yogurt, 3 tbsp of olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, 8 slices of bacon, 4 chicken breasts, 1 garlic clove, juice of ½ lemon, 2 small lettuces and 50g of Parmesan.
Do the following:
Heat the oven to 400 F. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and season it, then drape the bacon around it and roast the whole thing for 20 minutes.
Mix garlic, yogurt, Parmesan, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl with just a pinch of Worcestershire sauce. Tear the leaves from the lettuce and mix them with the dressing.
Serve the chicken and bacon with Parmesan over it and the dressing on the side.