Easy Dinner Party Recipes

Invited a few friends for dinner?? What are you going to prepare for the menu?? No problem we are here with our easy dinner party recipes to help you out…

 

  • Starters
  • Main course
  • Desserts

 

Starters

  1. Chicken Caesar Salad
  2. Salt And Pepper Prawns With Tomato Salad

 

Main Course

  1. Chicken Cacciatore
  2. Mushroom Risotto
  3. Pork Chops With Spiced Lentils
  4. Creamy Chicken And Pumpkin

 

Desserts

  1. Tiramisu
  2. Classic Refrigerator Cheesecake

 

Easy Dinner Party Recipes

 

STARTERS

Chicken Caesar Salad

Easy Dinner Party RecipesChickencaesarsalad

A break from the uninteresting old sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 iceberg lettuce
  • 1 white bread slice
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • Caesar salad dressing

 

Method:

  • In a bowl take the chicken breast and add lime juice and salt
  • Grill the pieces from both the sides.
  • In the meanwhile cut the lettuce finely.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil and the grated parmesan cheese.
  • Pour some Caesar dressing on the lettuce.
  • In a pan heat oil and fry some bread slices (cut into 4 pieces).
  • Cut the grilled chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Arrange all the things (lettuce, chicken, bread) in a plate and your chicken Caesar salad is ready.

 

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Salt and Pepper Prawns/ Shrimp with Tomato Salad

Easy Dinner Party RecipesSaltpepperprawns

These make a perfect salad or even a light dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoon cornflour
  • 10 large raw Prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact (if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Black and white pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped
  • Tomato salad
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method:

For tomato salad

  • Take in a bowl chopped tomatoes and mash them with the help of a fork.
  • Add the rest of ingredients.

For prawns

  • In a bowl mix corn flour, salt, pepper.
  • Add prawns and dust the extra flour. Keep aside for 2 minutes.
  • Fry them till they become slightly transparent.
  • Take a wok and heat oil. Now add ginger, garlic and green chilies.
  • Add the fried prawns and toss for a minute.
  • Take out in a clean plate and serve with tomato salad.

 

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MAIN COURSE

Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Dinner Party RecipesChickencacciatore

An authentic Italian dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken prefer breasts
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 600 gms of tomato mashed or canned tomatoes
  • 250 ml of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon red chillie flakes
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • Salt and pepper to9 taste

Method:

  • In a casserole heat a tablespoon oil.
  • Add chopped onion and sauté till golden brown.
  • Now add chopped garlic and cover the lid.
  • In a separate frying pan add 3 tablespoon chicken pieces and let them fry on one side.
  • After one side of the chicken has been cooked and becomes light brown turn for frying the other side.
  • In the meanwhile add tomato puree and canned tomatoes to the onions.
  • When both the sides of chicken is cooked add them to the casserole.
  • Add the chicken stock so as to cover the chicken pieces fully.
  • In the frying pan (in which chicken was fried) put the white vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add this to the casserole.
  • Add salt, pepper and red chili flakes.
  • Cook the dish for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.
  • You can add olives also for seasoning.

 

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Mushroom Risotto

Easy Dinner Party RecipesMushroomrisotto

 

A dish which you see at parties and become highly impressed by the host but it’s not such a difficult thing to do.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Portobello mushrooms sliced finally
  • 6 cups of chicken/beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of Arborio rice
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 250 ml of white wine
  • Extra virgin olive oil

 

Method:

  • In a baking tray put mushrooms and pour some olive oil over them and mix well.
  • Pre heat the oven at 350 °F and place the baking tray in it. Bake the mushrooms for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Take a wok and add chopped shallots and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the rice and let it fry for 3 minutes.
  • Now add white wine and stir.
  • Pour 1 and ½ cups of stock and cook the rice for 10 minutes.
  • Let the rice absorb the liquid and then again add 1 and ½ cup of stock.
  • After 5 minutes of cooking add the baked mushrooms and mix well.
  • Now add the chives, parmesan cheese, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Finally pour in the rest of the stock and cook for 2 minutes till the liquid gets absorbed.
  • Serve hot.

 

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Pork Chops with Spiced Lentils

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Spicy flavor of pork chops together with spicy lentils…

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops, each 1 inch thick
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 1 cup lentils rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1 medium finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 celery stick chopped

 

Method:

For pork chops

  • Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk them.
  • Add salt and pepper to the eggs and whisk again.
  • Take the pork pieces and make incisions in it.
  • First put the chop in the flour then in the eggs and then in the bread crumbs bowl and coat it properly.
  • Don’t mix up the above steps.
  • Heat a pan and put 2 tablespoons of olive oil and let the chops fry in it until golden brown.
  • Fry on the other side.
  • Put the pan in the oven so as to keep the chops warm.

For spicy lentils

  • In a wok add all the spices (except salt) and dry roast them for a minute. Please ensure that they don’t get burnt.
  • Now add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and chilies.
  • Throw in the celery and lentils and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the stock and cook it for the next 10 minutes such that some crispiness of the lentils is maintained.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Remove the chops from the oven and serve with the spiced lentils.

 

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Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin

Easy Dinner Party RecipesCreamyChickenandPumpkin

A tasty dish you can prepare a day before your guests arrive. All you need to do is warm it in your oven and serve.

 

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms chicken breast sliced
  • 200 gms butternut pumpkin peeled and diced
  • 150 gms cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 300 ml evaporated skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

 

Method:

  • Pre heat the oven at 350°F.
  • Grease a baking tray and layer the pumpkin and tomatoes in a single layer and let it bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry the chicken pieces and remove from the pan.
  • Now in the pan, put onions and after 2 minutes add ginger and garlic and mix.
  • Add the chicken, tomatoes and pumpkin and stir for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl take the corn flour and add equal amount of milk and mix well so that no lumps are formed.
  • Put this mixture in the whole of the left milk and pour the entire mixture in the pan.
  • Cook the dish for 5 minutes until a creamy texture if achieved.
  • Turn off the flame and serve with sprinkled parmesan cheese.

 

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DESSERTS

 

Tiramisu

Easy Dinner Party RecipesTiramisu1

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 Ladyfinger sponge
  • 250 gms mascarpone cheese
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa

Method:

  • Separate the yolk and the egg white in two bowls.
  • Beat the egg yolks. Add ½ cup sugar and beat again until a creamy mixture is formed.
  • Now taking the egg white, beat the egg white with an electric blender.
  • Add the rest sugar and beat again.
  • In the yolk mixture add the mascarpone cheese and mix well.
  • In this mixture add the egg white sugar mixture and blend.
  • In a saucepan boil water and add coffee in order to make strong coffee.
  • Let the water cool for 5 minutes.
  • Take a clean flattened base glass tray. Dip the ladyfinger sponge from the sides in the coffee water and arrange it in the tray. Ensure that the sponges don’t get extra soggy.
  • After one layer of sponges is done spread half of the egg mixture evenly on them and sprinkle some cocoa powder.
  • Repeat the similar process in order to make another layer.
  • Refrigerate for at least 12 hours or till the cake sets properly.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

 

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Classic Refrigerator Cheesecake

Easy Dinner Party Recipes Cheesecake

Easy to make, economical and TASTY…

Ingredients:

  • 100gms digestive biscuits crushed
  • 50gms melted butter
  • 50gms sugar
  • 500gms cream cheese (full fat)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Method:

  • In a bowl take the crushed biscuits and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Mix well.
  • Place the mixture in a baking dish and even out the surface with the help of a spatula.
  • Refrigerate the above mixture for 30 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile blend the cream cheese with the help of electric blender.
  • Add sugar and butter and blend well.
  • Add eggs one by one blending each time.
  • Now pour the vanilla extract and blend the last time.
  • Pour this mixture in the baking dish and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Your yummy cake is ready to eat.

You can make cup cakes also with the same recipe.

 

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