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Cheap affordable - no oven or blender. Only stove top. Recipe.

Currently in a hotel and would like to cook an amazing dinner for my fiance. I only have a stove top. Looking for a recipe with minimal ingredients that will blow his mind. Any ideas?

asked by Christina Marie Smith 5 months ago

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HalfPint
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added 5 months ago

What does your fiance like to eat? Any food allergies/aversions? What is your budget?

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ktr
ktr
added 5 months ago

Do you have a full stove top? Or a single burner?

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PHIL
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added 5 months ago

https://food52.com/recipes... Add some diced grape tomatoes on top. Buy a fresh loaf of Italian / French bread , slice and toast it, rub the toasted slices with a garlic clove and a little butter. buy some salad greens , or if only for convenience a bag salad, maybe a mesculin spring mix, toss with a vingerette dressing, squeeze some of the extra lemon on top of the salad. Get a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon blanc. Buy some sorbet for desert.

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Nancy
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added 5 months ago

Like Phil's menu but/and suggest a variation.
Instead of spaghetti as main course (I would find the boiling water difficult or cumbersome in a hotel), make chicken in wine sauce in a covered fry pan.
Use a rotisserie chicken and warm it in the frypan with other ingredients. Or buy cut up parts.
Red or white wine, a few vegetables, and ingredients to make its own sauce. Basic recipe link below.
Then serve with the rest of Phil's menu - bread, salad, sorbet or some other dessert you can pick up when you get the chicken.
https://www.williams-sonoma...

Nancy
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added 5 months ago

PS you can simplify the chickrn recipe by buying half each of the vegetables, seasonings and sauce ingredients listed.

dinner at ten
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added 5 months ago

Moules marinière (I use Julia Child's recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking; here it is posted online: http://littleferrarokitchen...) with baguette or other crusty bread to soak up the juices, a green salad, and an oozy cheese, with white wine to drink (a Loire white would be a great and traditional pairing) would make a delicious and romantic dinner.

If you want to make a dessert, you could make a custard like chocolate pots de creme (here's a recipe from a reliable source: https://www.davidlebovitz...) since it would have to be made in advance and chilled anyway. Poached pears are another nice advance prep dessert.

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PHIL
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added 5 months ago

good Idea on the mussels, so easy