Fine dining, gourmet food dishes have risen in popularity recently. Just scour Pinterest or Buzzfeed and you’re sure to find plenty of fine dining food dishes that you can make at home. Surprisingly, these dishes are not hard to make at all – anyone can do it! The ingredients can easily be found at your local grocery store and no fancy equipment is needed.
These high-class food dishes are often found at any gourmet Michelin star restaurant in your local neighbourhood. However, you can also prepare these meals at home. One of the perks with a homemade meal is that you get to control the ingredients. You can also control the calories, fat, sugar, and even the sodium.
Is this starting to sound better and better? Below we’ve rounded up eight mouth-watering fine dining dishes that you can try. Bon Appétit!
1. Kashmiri Lamb
In this dish, a rich curry is combined with rice to make a delicious, fragrant meal. In this dish, red chiles, green chiles, cumin seeds, garam masala, ginger, garlic, grated coconut, and tomatoes are combined in a blender, then pulsed together to make a smooth paste.
The vegetables and lamb are combined with the paste and then yogurt, saffron, and blanched almonds are added until well combined. The curry is topped with cilantro before serving. This hearty, gourmet food dish is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
This show-stopping appetizer is a savoury Greek pie made with phyllo dough and stuffed with spinach and feta. Of course, the most complicated part of this appetizer is making the phyllo dough. If you don’t have the time to learn how to make it, you can always buy a store-bought version that’s just as good and stuff it yourself.
This French dessert only uses five ingredients – eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and milk – plus some seasonal fruit. Luckily, this dish doesn’t require much technique and is a great choice for a dinner party at any time of year – just use whichever fruit you can find at the grocery store. Since this dish is made in a skillet, you can serve it right from there for an added wow-factor. Serve with ice cream and voila! you’ve got a French fine dining dish that was easier than it looks to make.
4. Beef Wellington
A Beef Wellington is a fillet steak coated with pâté and duxelles (a preparation of mushrooms sautéed with onions, shallots, garlic, and parsley) which is then wrapped in ham, puff pastry and baked. It may sound out of your league, but these high-class food dishes only take one hour to prep – the rest is just cooking time. Serve this at your next dinner party and you’ll be the talk of the town for weeks to come!
5. Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
These high-class food dishes pair excellently with crusty garlic bread and Chianti wine. To make it, you’ll need Cornish game hens, garlic, white wine, lemon, rosemary, olive oil, chicken broth and salt and pepper. The fact that you’re using Cornish game hens instead of regular chicken immediately elevates this dish into the fine dining category. Preparation only takes 20 minutes and you have yourself one fancy dish that’s sure to please.
6. Porketta Roast
This boneless pork roast is moist and tasty, thanks to the dry rub you’ll use on the roast before roasting. To make the dry rub, you’ll need dill seed, fennel seed, oregano, lemon pepper, garlic and onion powder. Once the dry rub is mixed together and applied to the roast, all that’s left to do is transfer the roast over to a cooking dish and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal pork temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
7. Moules Marinières
This French dish from the west of France can be made in about 15 minutes. It’s made with fresh, inexpensive ingredients and is great for dipping bread since the mussels produce a briny liquid when cooked. To make this dish, remove the mussels immediately after cooking and finish the dish with butter, parsley, lemon juice and either mayonnaise or crème fraiche. You’re left with a rich, creamy sauce that only took 15 minutes to make!
8. Turkish Coffee Custard
This fine dining dessert recipe is a delectable, chocolate-dipped dessert that’s also not that hard to make at home. To make that delectable chocolate shell, you’ll need chopped dark chocolate, coconut oil and corn syrup. For the custard, you’ll need heavy cream, sugar, a vanilla bean, coarsely ground coffee, and egg yolks. Preparation time is only 25 minutes, plus one hour to cook and so, so worth it!
Which dish will you make first? Keep all eight of these dishes on hand for when you need a fancy, gourmet dish that’s also easy to whip up! Serve one of these dishes at your next dinner party and everyone will think you’re a fine dining chef!