Perfect Pairings: Delicious Dinner For Two Recipes

Dinner By May 21, 2023

Classic Steak with Red Wine Reduction


2 8-ounce filet mignon steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over high heat.
Season steak with salt and pepper, then add to skillet and sear for 2 minutes on each side.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, or until steak is cooked to desired doneness.
Remove skillet from oven and place the steak on a plate to rest.
Place skillet back on stove over medium heat.
Add red wine and beef broth to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, then stir in butter.
Drizzle sauce over steak and serve.

Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage


1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 cup diced andouille sausage
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a saucepan, bring the broth to a boil.
Add grits and stir to combine.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until grits are tender.
Stir in cheese and butter until melted and creamy, then set aside.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
Add andouille sausage and shrimp to skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve shrimp and sausage mixture over a bed of grits.

Baked Salmon with Lemon Dijon Glaze


2 6-ounce salmon fillets
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Place salmon fillets in a baking dish and brush with the Dijon mixture, reserving some for later.
Bake salmon for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
Remove salmon from oven and brush with remaining Dijon mixture.
Serve immediately.


Dinner for two can be both romantic and delicious with the right recipes in hand. These recipes showcase classic dishes with a twist and innovative creations that showcase the versatility of flavorful ingredients. From a classic steak with a red wine reduction to baked salmon with a lemon Dijon glaze, these recipes are sure to impress even the most discerning foodies. So, why not try your hand at one of these recipes and enjoy a delicious and intimate dinner for two?

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