Cheesesteak Sandwiches for Two<br />Photography by Jodi Pudge Credits: Cheesesteak Sandwiches for Two<br />Photography by Jodi Pudge
Our collection of tested-till-perfect recipes for two includes fresh seafood choices, savoury meat courses and easy-to-make side dishes. If you're looking for vegetarian options, we've put together a selection of recipes that are packed with tasty veggies. And, don't forget dessert! You'll love completing your meal with delicious chocolate truffles or a luxurious chocolate souffle.
Side dishes for two:
This rice takes only minutes to prepare then steams to tenderness while you make your main course.
An easy, low-calorie side dish that's packed with flavour.
This recipe makes just enough creamy mashed potatoes for two.
Vegetarian dinners for two:
A great dish to serve with Broiled Tomato Halves.
With a celery, mushroom, sunflower seed and Jarlsberg cheese stuffing, this recipe for sumptuous squash is great for an evening in.
This is a perfect way to showcase fresh asparagus as well as allow the eggs to be cooked to order. If desired, sprinkle cornmeal on the baking sheet before adding the dough.
Fish & seafood dinners for two:
An elegant dish to begin a romantic evening for two.
You can get freshly cooked lobsters in the seafood department of the supermarket.
Serve with intimate meal with a fresh baguette or tossed salad.
This all-in-one meal doubles easily for a larger family — just use a bigger saucepan. Any firm-fleshed fish is good; try grouper, halibut, salmon or cod.
Toaster ovens are versatile, energy-efficient and perfect for cooking small portions. Fresh bread crumbs are the secret to the fish's crunchy coating.
Finely flavoured with fresh parsley, thyme and a squeeze of lemon, this grilled entree is ready to plate in half an hour.
Meat dishes for two:
Serve this midly spiced, colourful main with white Basmati Rice.
This chicken favourite is quick to make and packed with flavour -- plus, it's high in iron.
Hot peppers, soy sauce, Thai chili sauce and gingerroot create a perfectly balanced fusion of sweet and spicy in this 20-minute dish.
With little effort, these classic sandwiches are always a delight.
This saucy combination of lean steak strips and tender-crisp vegetables takes just minutes in the skillet.
Economical ground beef with flavour high notes of caraway and paprika will be a hit that can easily be doubled to serve four.
If the weather doesn't invite barbecuing, you can just as easily broil these tender chops. Serve with sauteed zucchini slices and sweet potatoes.
Desserts for two:
Chai is an Indian spiced-tea beverage that is enjoyed both hot and iced. Dried orange rind and ginger add even more flavour.
This recipe makes six creamy, rich dark chocolate truffles -- a perfect accompaniment to a cup of espresso or as a little surprise to wrap and rest on someone's pillow.
Cap off a romantic dinner with silky chocolate fondue, just for you and your sweetie.
This popular sponge pudding recipe is a light, airy treat, perfect for your special Valentine's Day meal.
Surrender to the sumptuousness of chocolate with this decidedly delicious dessert. It's even more luxurious when you part the top and slip in a scoop of vanilla ice cream or raspberry sorbet.
An alternative to piping the meringues into star shapes is to create small nest-shaped mounds with a spoon. Choose your favourite flavour of ice cream.