Gifts are nice, but if you really want to impress your special someone, nothing shows commitment and appreciation like a home-cooked meal, made entirely from scratch.
“But who has the time to pull this off?”
Well, let’s be real, you probably don’t. Especially if you’re an individual that spends most of their time grinding away at the office. Not to forget, the fact that Valentine’s Day this year falls on a Friday makes the task of prepping and cooking an entire meal from scratch can be a bit of a nightmare.
Worry not! This Valentine’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to prepare a delicious feast with juicy, delicious cuts of meat that come cleaned, cut and ready for you to showcase your culinary skills. To make things even easier, we’ve whipped up a list of easy-to-cook fixes to help you ace your Valentine’s Day dinner and fall in love with truly delightful meat all over again!
So skip the dinner reservations, and let’s get cooking!
Pan-grilled Pesto Chicken Breast
When you’re cooking to impress while the clock’s ticking, this pan-grilled chicken recipe is a sure-shot winner. The juiciness of chicken pairs wonderfully with the nuttiness of the pesto, and is a bonafide winner that you can prepare quite easily.
You could be a purist and make your own pesto, but since this is a quick-fix recipe, we recommend getting store-bought pesto to help you save time. We recommend serving it up with pasta and garlic bread, but this chicken recipe goes well with almost any side. Order juicy Chicken Breast Boneless now!
1/4cupBalsamic Vinegar(use regular vinegar if not available)
Score the Chicken Breasts lightly with a knife and place in a container
Add the Pesto paste, Balsamic Vinegar and Salt and Sugar
Mix well and keep aside for 2 hours
Heat a grill pan on low-medium heat and add the Butter. Take care not to burn the butter. Add the Italian Spice mix once the butter has melted.
Add the Garlic Cloves and saute till lightly browned before adding the Cherry Tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft and stir lightly without smashing them
Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the marinated Chicken Breasts into the pan
Place the Chicken Breasts down with a spatula on both sides to form a nice crust with the pesto for about 1 minute on each side
Reduce the heat to low and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes or until done
Transfer to a plate and let sit for a few minutes for the flavours to settle. Garnish with parsley and serve along with pasta or artisanal bread
Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon with Lemon & Garlic Butter
‘Fish’ and ‘Romance’ aren’t exactly words that you’d associate with each other, but this recipe is set to change that. This salmon recipe is easy to prepare, a treat for the eyes (and the tastebuds too) and might just be your secret ingredient for a truly memorable romantic dinner. Pre-order fresh Atlantic Salmon Steaks now!
500gmsLicious Atlantic Salmon Steak(Salmon Fillets work really well too)
Add the Butter, Lemon Juice and Crushed Garlic into a pan and bring to medium heat
Once the butter has melted and the smell of raw garlic is gone, add the Chopped Dill into the pan and sautee for a few seconds
Add the Atlantic Salmon Steaks into the pan and fry for about 5 minutes or until the colour changes from pink to brown
Transfer to a plate and serve along with roasted vegetables
Sichuan Chilli Chicken Stir Fry
Looking to spice things up? We’ve got you covered! This easy one-wok chicken stir fry packs the perfect combination of flavour, heat and spiciness! What’s the secret ingredient? Our Licious Ready to Cook Sichuan Chilli Chicken along with a liberal helping of love! Order mouth-watering Sichuan Chilli Chicken strips now!
Place a wok on a medium-high flame and add the Cooking Oil
Once the oil is heated, add the Chopped Garlic and cook until the raw smell disappears
Add the Carrot, French Beans, Yellow and Red Capsicum into the wok and cook until just soft
Once the vegetables have softened, remove from the wok
Heat Cooking Oil again. Add the Licious Sichuan Chilli Chicken into the wok and cook for about 8 minutes
Add the cooked vegetables and Soy Sauce into the wok and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken is properly cooked
Serve with noodles or fried rice and garnish with chopped spring onions
Spaghetti and Meatballs
The Disney animated movie “The Lady and The Tramp” has done a pretty good job in establishing Spaghetti and Meatballs as part of a quintessential romantic day dinner.
While the traditional recipe might take a lot of time to prepare, we’ve come up with a quick fix recipe that takes a fraction of the time, without compromising on any of the juiciness and flavour everyone’s come to expect! Order rich and flavourful Goat Mince now!