How to serve up a restaurant-quality meal at home – without the effort
Eating out. We all love to do it, but it can be expensive and difficult to do if you’ve got young ones. So, when the craving to eat out hits or you need something to wow your guests, here’s a few tips on how to serve up a restaurant-quality meal at home without the added effort.
- Add some texture – texture is often overlooked by home cooks, but it plays a huge role in how much we enjoy a meal. Food isn’t just about taste, but how it feels… think about eating a soggy chip! Incorporating multiple textures in a dish is an easy way to get that “wow” factor. A sprinkle of chopped peanuts on a Thai yellow curry chicken works a treat or try toasted breadcrumbs on your favourite penne pasta dish.
- Plate it like a pro – we all know the saying “you eat with your eyes first”. When a plate of food is visually appealing, it is generally more appetising. Even the easiest meals can pack a punch if plated thoughtfully! Try using fresh herbs for a pop of colour and a squeeze bottle to perfectly drizzle on sauces.
- Save the best for last – what better way to end a meal than with a luxurious dessert. We can’t be the only ones out there that read the dessert menu first! Try our sticky date log with self-saucing caramel ganache to experience the epitome of decadent or treat the whole family with a giant double choc chip cookie.