5 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Foodie Friends

You had the brilliant idea to invite a friend or romantic interest over for dinner, and now you have the daunting task of cooking something both creative and tasty. Don't panic, we've got a few recipes that might come in handy.
By: Anna Decker / 10/23/2018 / Recipes
5 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Foodie Friends

1. Mapo Tofu over Udon Noodles with Ground Pork and Baby Kale

We are starting our list of 5 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Foodie friends with Martha's Mapo Tofu over Udon Noodles with Ground Pork and Baby Kale recipe. Because knowing how to make flavorful tofu is a must if you want to seem well-versed in the kitchen. Keep reading for more of our favorite simple but fancy recipes.

2. Masala Lime Chicken with Ginger Apple Relish and Naan

Most of us love a good lemon chicken, but how about giving lime a little love? Our Masala Lime Chicken with Ginger Apple Relish and Naan recipe is one of a kind and is super easy to make. Foodie recipes are all about having the right garnishes and sides to make bright yet complex flavor profiles. The ginger apple relish is truly what makes this one a standout dish. Your dinner date will be begging for the recipe.

3. Arctic Char Teriyaki Poke Bowl with Carrot-Ginger Salad & Sushi Rice

If you're really looking for foodie cred, then our Arctic Char Teriyaki Poke Bowl with Carrot-Ginger Salad & Sushi Rice recipe is a must make for you. A poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish that typically contains raw fish served atop sushi rice. We were feeling adventurous in the test kitchen so we decided to add teriyaki to the bowl. The result was incredible and easy to recreate. Try it yourself!

4. Apricot-Mustard Glazed Pork with Roasted Potatoes & Buttered Peas

Poke bowl not quite your style? Then consider going back to something more basic like our Apricot-Mustard Glazed Pork with Roasted Potatoes & Buttered Peas. You really can't beat a perfect roast dinner. The apricot-mustard glaze takes this recipe up a notch from being just any old pork dinner and is easy & quick to make.

5. Coconut-Peanut Rice Noodles with Blistered Zucchini & Green Beans

Everyone loves a good and easy noodle dish, especially if you've made a home recipe taste like takeout. We bring the creamy satay dipping sauce to the front and center in this one. Be sure to cook your rice noodles tender and have some limes on hand for a nice tart contrast.