Delicious winter dinner ideas to spoil your guests

Dinner ideas
Monday, May 25, 2015

Tags: Dinner ideas

With winter just around the corner, the temperature is really cooling down and we have started to crave yummy, hearty meals to keep us nice and warm. So when you invite your friends over for dinner, put away the chilly salads and cook up one of these delicious winter warmer recipes. Watch these two short videos for the easy steps on how create these two absolutely delicious dinner ideas that your guests will just love.

 

Dinner idea one: Mushroom & Leek risotto

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 1 x finely chopped onion
  • 1 x leek
  • 1 x clove of garlic
  • 25g butter
  • 500g mixed mushrooms
  • 1 x tsp thyme leaves
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 300g Arborio risotto rice
  • 40g gorgonzola
  • A handful of parsley, to serve
  • A squeeze of lemon, to serve
  • A grating of parmesan, to serve

Dinner idea 2: Chicken Coq au Vin

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 175g bacon
  • 1 x brown onion
  • 4 x garlic cloves
  • 2 x tablespoons olive oil
  • 30g butter, diced
  • 12 x free range chicken thigh fillets, halved
  • 2 x tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste 
  • 2 x cups dry red wine
  • 2 x cups chicken stock
  • 1 x medium carrot, diced
  • 300g brown mushrooms, halved 
  • 4 x fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 1-2 x fresh bay leaves
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish
  • Baby potatoes, to serve

There’s no need to go into hibernation this winter with these two tasty dinner ideas. Invite your guests over and impress them with your “master chef” skills. You’ll love watching their delighted faces as they indulge themselves in a delicious meal that you have prepared.   

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