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Easy cooking – Three course dinner

Easy 3 course dinner menu

In February I made three course romantic dinner at home. Here is the menu and easy-to-follow recipes. Hope you will enjoy this nice and simple dinner.

Menu:

1. Appetizer

Smoked salmon with avocado, sour cream, lemon and mint leaves.

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
100 smoked salmon
90 g sour cream
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt
Pepper
Mint leaves

Preparation time:
5 minutes
Serves: 2

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Instructions

1. Slice salmon and avocado into small pieces. Squeeze the lemon.
2. Add avocado, salmon pieces, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a glass jar and stir together to combine.
3. Distribute the sour cream onto the salmon-avocado mix.
4. Garnish with mint leaves.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

2. Main course

Beef steak with pumpkin mash and caramelized onions.

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients

For the steaks
2 beef steaks, about 200-250g
salt and pepper
olive oil
thyme

For the pumpkin mash
400g ripe pumpkin, cut into thin slices
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
A handful fresh rosemary, leaves snipped
A bunch of fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp butter

For the caramelised onions
2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 tbsp dates sirup
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp chopped parsley

Instructions:

Pumpkin mash

1. Preheat oven to 180┬░C. Slice pumpkin into pieces, arrange on a baking tray one piece next to each other. Tuck rosemary and thyme, drizlle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

2. Remove pumpkin pieces from the oven. Put them into the mixer, add butter, salt and pepper and mix till you get a smooth mash.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Steaks
1. Remove the steaks from the fridge one houre before cooking (room tempereature).
2. Rub olive oil, add salt and pepper.
3. Heat the grill pan until it is very hot.
4. Cook steaks in the pan for 2 Minutes each side.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Caramelised onions
1. Slice onions into pieces (0,5 cm). Heat the normal pan.
2. Heat olive oil and butter in the pan.
3. When oil is shimmering add onion slices. After 10 minutes add dates sirup and brown sugar.
4. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

How to serve
Place the pumpkin mash in the middle of the plate, top with steak and caramelised onions. Garnish with thyme.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Original recipe from GoodyFoodies Blog.

3. Dessert

Mini-Tiramisu in a glass jar.

Ingredients

mascarpone
1 cup of hot espresso
vanilla cream
2 bananas

Preparation time:
10-15 Minutes
Serve: 2

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Instructions:

1. Place the sponge fingers in the bowl. Add espresso and let sponge fingers soak.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner
2. Slice bananas.
2. Place enough soaked sponge fingers at the bottom of each glass to make a decent layer of sponge.
3. In another bowl stir together mascarpone and vanilla cream.
4. Spoon over a layer of the mascarpone-vanilla cream mix in the glass.
5. Top with some sliced banana and a sprinkling of chocolate. Repeat the layers.

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Dessert is ready ­čÖé

Easy cooking - Three course dinner

Original recipe from BBC GoodFood

Bon App├ętit!

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