Looking To Impress Your Friends? Show Your Cooking Skills By Making These 5 Recipes

What better way to show off to your friends than to present them with fine dishes and excellent cuisine? Cooking can bring people together. Whether that’s making barbeque on the weekend or inviting friends over for brunch, food is always an excuse for friends to get together.

But when you’re the host of one of these gatherings, it’s important to show off your cooking skills. To do that, here are 5 recipes for you to make.

Beef Bourguignon

Not everyone is a barbeque master. But even fewer people know how to pull off a beef bourguignon. This recipe falls more in the line of stew recipes, despite the obvious use of beef. If you do decide to go for it, then do know it takes a lot of time to make.

But that’s exactly what you need to develop the necessary cooking skills to pull it off. From chopping onions to mashing potatoes and mixing differing flavors, beef bourguignon is one of the most unlikely recipes your friends will come across while dining together.

Hamburger Patties

Who doesn’t love burgers? While many believe making burgers is all about recreating the taste of McDonald’s, that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to Business Insider, 9 out of 10 Americans eat at McDonald’s at least once a year.

But once you show your friends what it’s like eating a homemade hamburger, they will never go there ever again. Making homemade burgers is probably the easiest recipe to pull off. If you do indeed do it right, then you’ll be the Master Chef in your circle of friends.

The key when making homemade burgers is the choice of ingredients. Instead of adding harmful additives, make the burgers 100% beef. When making the burgers, add onion, parsley, and one additional key ingredient – Worcestershire sauce. This will give the burgers a unique taste, a taste that your friends will never forget. All that’s left is to fire up the barbeque and observe as your friends become starstruck smelling the delicious aroma.

Tomato Soup

Who hasn’t had tomato soup straight out of the can? While plenty of people are opposed to eating canned food, we just cannot resist the simple flavor of tomato soup. But what about impressing your friends and making homemade tomato soup?

Making tomato soup from scratch is something that not everyone can pull off. While this recipe isn’t difficult to make, it’s all about hitting the right flavors. For starters, you have to get the right tomatoes. We suggest, and recommend, you get Sam Marzano tomatoes. This is a type of plum tomato that will give the soup its distinct taste. The next item on the shopping list is cc chicken broth, flour, tomato paste, and cream.

All that’s left is for you to mix the ingredients and walla, there you have it.

Bolognese Pasta

Who doesn’t love pasta? More so, who doesn’t love bolognese? This world-renowned meat sauce recipe is made differently in many cultures. But to look for the original bolognese pasta recipe, we have to make our way to good ol’ Italia.

The Italians are masters when it comes to making pasta. They did it first, and they know how to make it best. So let’s not beat around the bush; to impress your friends with bolognese pasta, you have to go by the Italian recipe. The key in Italian bolognese pasta is in the sauce itself. Instead of going for canned tomato sauce, you have to make it yourself.

Much like making tomato soup, the right tomatoes are essential. So, San Marzano tomatoes it is. And much like tomato soup, you’re supposed to make tomato puree. A very important ingredient in bolognese is the choice of meat. Italians like to add both lean ground beef and Italian sausage. But this is quite uncommon in the States.

So we won’t hold it against you if you go for only ground beef.

Lemon Basil Risotto

Unlike other dishes, you will have to stir more when making lemon basil risotto. To pull off this recipe, you will need to get arborio rice. This is the most important ingredient as it dictates the taste of the whole dish. The rest of your grocery list should be broth, basil, lemon, and the necessary ingredients like salt and butter. For an extra twist, make sure to add white wine, mushrooms, and pine nuts to get the right taste.

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