A year ago, dining out was a luxury. But in the after corona times, when the outdoors are bustling with people and restaurants are filled with the ambrosial and nectarous aroma, the idea of dining out at restaurants is sure to excite anyone!
Undeniably, dining out can be a lot of fun and enjoyment. But, cooking restaurant-quality meals at home can also be incredibly satisfying. Plus, home cooked meals come with added health benefits.
Eating well doesn’t need to be time consuming or complicated. If you follow a recipe and a few ingredients, it is possible to make the most popular food items in the kitchen of your home.
These quick and simple recipes are ideal for days you don’t feel like elaborate cooking yet you want to relieve hunger pangs quickly!
So who’s famished? Let’s dive into 10 recipes of scrumptious looking meals inspired by restaurants. You can easily make these at home!
A Margarita pizza is an easy and satisfying dish perfect for any special event or casual gathering. It is typically baked in a wood fired oven to add its distinctively smoky aroma and consist of tomato sauce with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves on the thin crunchy crust.
As your teeth sink into Margarita Pizza, you can taste the tart tomato sauce and fresh herbaceous aroma of basil that meld harmoniously with melting mozzarella cheese.
All that’s required to create this classic and delectable dish is a pizza dough, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Simply top your dough before popping it in the oven – and enjoy crispy results!
Chicken Alfredo is an exquisite comfort food, and one of the most-desired dishes at Italian restaurants.
This dish features tender chicken pieces tossed with fettuccine pasta coated in an Alfredo sauce for an incredible creamy experience.
Start by cooking chicken breasts in olive oil before adding garlic, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese for an irresistibly delicious dish! Combine the sauce with cooked pasta for a hearty meal!
The classic dish features garlic, salt and pepper as primary flavors with parsley or grated cheese as optional garnish. The creamy sauce and tender meat combine for an experience that lasts long after you gulp down its last bite.
Fish Tacos is a tasty Mexican cuisine dish which is both light and satisfying, perfect for seafood enthusiasts. These delectable tacos consist of either fried or grilled seafood served inside a tortilla and then decorated with various delicious fresh toppings for added color and flavour.
Fish tacos offer an ideal balance of textures and flavours. Their slightly spicy yet crispy fish complements fresh and crunchy toppings perfectly, while the tortilla’s soft chewiness offers a soft yet substantial contrast.
Cook freshly caught cod or Tilapia fillets in pans with spices before garnishing with avocado, chopped cabbage and lime. Use warm tortillas as your base.
A Caesar Salad can make for an irresistibly tasty main course or side dish option that is sure to please every palate.
Caesar Salad is an iconic meal that can easily be prepared at home with chopped romaine lettuce mixed with Caesar dressing, croutons and Parmesan cheese.
Combining crunchy lettuce, chewy croutons, and silky dressing creates an invigorating and crisp experience in your mouth. The creamy dressing coats the leaves, providing a creamy taste complemented by salty and nutty Parmesan cheese notes.
Chicken Teriyaki is widely considered a part of Japanese cuisine. Even though we are not so sure about its Japanese origin but we can’t deny the fact that it bears plenty of Japanese influences.
Teriyaki, as defined by Wikipedia, is “a Japanese dish consisting of meat or fish grilled or broiled after being marinated with soy sauce”.
Teriyaki originally consisted of only pineapple juice. Today however, its recipe includes more ingredients, making the dish accessible and popular with everyone.
Chicken Teriyaki can be easily prepared at home – simply cook the chicken on a pan coated in teriyaki sauce before mixing with rice and vegetables to form an irresistibly flavorful meal!
Beef Stir Fry
Beef Stir Fry is an easy and quick Chinese dish, made by mixing together various vegetables, beef and seasonings such as ginger or garlic for optimal results. A wok or skillet works best to speed up this process.
Preparation involves placing thin slices of beef in a pan and searing until golden-brown color, along with vegetables, soy sauce, and other ingredients. Finally, top off this delicious meal with rice for an alternative option!
Sushi is a deceptively delicious Japanese cuisine consisting of rice rolled up with various ingredients like seafood, vegetables and sauces on a sheet of seaweed (nori).
It is commonly served with soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi for dipping. The rice has a soft sticky texture seasoned by vinegar, sugar and salt while seaweed adds an earthy and slightly salty note that pairs perfectly with creamy smooth sauces.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A grilled melted cheese is sandwiched between two slices of toast that have been heated until golden brown for an irresistibly crunchy bite!
Warm golden hues will soothe your heart and tantalize your tastebuds, with crisp crunch from outside giving way to stretchy and gooey texture of melted cheese on the inside.
Simply chop vegetables, spread it on bread, top it off with cheese spread and another slice of bread, brush some butter on top slice before grilling your sandwich!
These cheese-laden tortilla sandwiches are popular at Mexican restaurants.
Simply saute chicken in a saute pan with spices before spreading it between two tortillas and topping with cheese shredded on top, before grilling until the cheese melts into an irresistibly gooey center with crispy edges of tortilla.
As soon as you bite into it, a burst of flavors will hit your tongue! The crunchy tortilla will contrast nicely against the velvety cheese melting onto it and leaves an unforgettable taste on your palate.
Chicken Parmesan is a simple dish which can be created at home. It consists of breaded and fried chicken topped with tangy tomato sauce, smooth mozzarella cheese and parmesan.
Chicken pieces are pan fried until golden brown then coated with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Next step includes baking the chicken pieces in the oven. Finally, they’re finished off with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese to create an irresistibly Italian dish!
Chicken Parmesan is often enjoyed with pasta on the side, creating an ideal combination of softness and crunchiness in each bite.
Tell in the comments below, which one did you try to make at home and which appealed most to your taste buds.