I love making extravagant meals and baked goods. But when I cook for myself I keep it pretty simple. This week I decided to make a fancy dinner for my bf and I.
On the menu was parmesan crusted salmon, linguini with marinara, roasted asparagus, garlic bread and a chocolate souffle.
Alton Brown. I know a good souffle needs some science to back it up, and Alton's got what it takes.
The linguini seemed fancier than plain ol' spaghetti. I simmered some bottled sauce for an hour while everything else cooked. That thickens the sauce up to stick to the noodles a little better.
I just drizzled the asparagus with some olive oil and sprinkled some sesame seeds over them before roasting.
This was one of the best meals I've eaten in a long time, and... except for the exceptionally sweet souffles, the bf really seemed to love it.
I will agree, the souffles were very sweet. And after such a rich meal, dessert wasn't as delicious as it should have been.
I think there are a lot more home cooked date nights in store.