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Incredible Dishes That Will Impress All Your Guests

Claire Miles
Jan 19, 2022

Hosting a dinner can be quite scary. You need to prepare the house for the event, come up with a menu, and – the scariest part of all – cook many dishes at once. Sure, if you are an experienced cook this might not be that terrible, but if cooking is something you only do because you need food to survive… you might need some help. These dishes might look impressive, but they are actually pretty easy to make.

Lemon Gnocchi With Chive Pesto

A Plate With Gnocchi With Basil Pesto And A Fork

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With lots of ingredients, this recipe might sound tricky at first – but we promise it can be tackled in less than half an hour. Start by mixing garlic, chives, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and lemon zest in a bowl and stirring in some olive oil and lemon juice. Add some gnocchi and mix it well. Serve with extra parmesan.

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Beef bourguignon in pan with ladle

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Start by browning some speck in a non-stick pan, then placing it in a slow cooker. Use the remaining fat in the pan to fry some steak pieces and place them in the slow cooker as well. Fry some shallots, garlic, carrots, and celery and – you guessed it – place in the slow cooker. Pour some wine and stock over the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for about 6 hours.

Prawn Pasta

seafood pasta served on white plate

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While cooking some linguini, grab a non-stick frying pan and melt a little bit of butter. Add some prawns and fry them until they change color. Then, fry some garlic, pour some wine into the pan, and let it boil. Once it starts to boil, add a squeeze of lemon juice and stir in a handful of chopped parsley. Toss the pasta through the prawns and voila.