Hey /ck/ i want to impress my new girlfriend with a home cooked meal that wont require techniques and specialty ingredients from temples in the Himalayan mountains. What are some good recipes?
Coq au vin. It is a sophisticated technique, yet still relatively simple enough that normal people can do it after watching a couple videos. The ingredients are not exotic, and it can be cooked the day before and reheated on the stove before you serve it. It is one of the best dishes ever created, might be one of the best things your gf will ever have eaten, yet will only cost you about $30 if you buy a $15 bottle of wine. Also, I guarantee you'll be getting laid.
Go to your butcher, get 9oz cuts of filet mignon
Cover in salt and pepper on each side
Cook on med-high for 5min, flip and cook for 4min (this will be about medium which is a very safe area for people of all palates)
Remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes
Before starting steaks, put 2tb of butter, 1 tb of vegetable oil in a pan that has a lid. Add 8oz of mushrooms and some salt and garlic; cook on medium until steaks are done
Ready up some instant potatoes (she'll never know and don't taste bad at all)
>Ready up some instant potatoes (she'll never know and don't taste bad at all)
i know ill get a lot of shit for this, but instant potatoes are one of the few things that get a 4/5 rating without being from scratch
It won't be 5/5, but who cares when you have some cash ass filet and mushrooms
>Trying to impress women with sensually cooked meals
This is basically step one in showing her how much of a little bitch you are. She may be impressed initially, but you're essentially serving her your balls on fine china. I don't know what the hell you were thinking, OP, but instead of having her shit-test you, you're shit-testing yourself for her which is the sign of an ultimate simp.
I usually hide garbage threads like this, but your ignorance is just too much and I feel it a service to mankind to set you straight. Don't cook FOR the bitch, cook WITH the bitch. Find a meal you can both work on at the same time, or have a two dish dinner where you're both cooking one each. Not that I care about this shit, but that will show her you're trying to build a relationship on a strong foundation of teamwork, and cooking together does that on top of relaxing the atmosphere and creating an environment where you can see each other through the bullshit of the 'dating game'.
If she doesn't cook though, just dump her now. Nobody needs trash like that in their life. Now stop being a gigantic pussy.
Start off with an I hope you step on a lego you cunt salad, roasted fuck off with a side of Boku no Pico for the main course and finish off with a bowl of eat shit and die for dessert.
Here's a simple shrimp scampi recipe. Just substitute sketti noodles for the gross zuchini bullshit.
It's a good dish that won't give you gas afterward while you're fucking her.
Hm. Actually, I think the ideal situation is to first serve her something fucking amazing, then follow it with a second date where you cook together, and you teach her how to do it. I don't think most women like it when men have no experience in something, do it badly on their first try, and openly admit they have no idea what they're doing, but hey, let's do it together so you can feel insecure about who is the leader. I would think that breeds all kinds of doubt about instability and lack of dependability. The fact that you call women you're dating bitches sounds pretty trashy to me.
I disagree. I imagine instant mashed potatoes are better in the US but in Denmark and Sweden they're overly sweet and just... Meh. That said, it's a godsend for hiking. I think a better example would be instant polenta vs. polenta.
And would you seriously whip up instant mashed potatoes in front of a date? I don't really do fancy multi-course date meals but I do everything properly.
You can get non sweet ones in the U.S. that really are pretty good. And that means a lot coming from me since in the past 10 years, I have only made food from scratch except for mashed potatoes.
>And would you seriously whip up instant mashed potatoes in front of a date
I would have them prepared and on the stove staying warm on low.
>Why buy that expensive meat and cheap out on the potatoes?
Because OP doesn't know how to cook and making mashed potatoes good from scratch is actually much more difficult and time consuming for a novice then mushrooms and steak
Yeah, completely serious. I've never used tumblr, but I have always gotten good sex when I have cooked for my girlfriends. Maybe it's uncool now for younger people to be good at things and treat women well, but I doubt it because I've been loved pretty hard by women in their 20's. Dork.
1/2 LB penne pasta (cooked al dente)
1/2 onion (diced)
1/2 cup dry vermouth
16oz crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup parmesan
2 TBLS butter
4 sweet pork sausauges
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 sprig basil (chopped)
Remove sausage from casing
Drizzle some of olive oil on sausage and break up with hands
Heat remaining oil in sauce pan over medium heat
Once oil is hot, add onions
Saute for 2-3 minutes
Add crumbled sausage
Cook for 3-4 minutes, drain off excess fat
Add vermouth, cook off alcohol
Add tomatoes to pan and reduce sauce over low/medium heat
Once reduced (after about 7 minutes) add butter, salt and pepper to taste and parmesan
Slowly add in cream
Saute another minute plate with a chopped basil