Fancy dinners

Collection by Rainbows-and-clouds

Simple Garlic Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 1536
Chef John's garlicky, lemony, buttery shrimp that's ready in no time.

Easy Broiled Lobster Tails

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
This recipe is great for those little frozen lobster tails and when you only have a few minutes. The olive oil makes the lobster moister and the lemon pepper gives it a good flavor.

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Lobster tail with a tasty New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing.

Easy Pavlova

Rating: 5 stars 480
An elegant dessert of crisp meringue filled with cream and fresh fruit.

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 3497
Authentic Italian-style mushroom risotto goes with any main course.

Jumbo Stuffed Shells

Rating: 4.5 stars 1051
Jumbo pasta shells filled with creamy cheese and baked in spaghetti sauce.

Rice Cooker Risotto

Rating: 4 stars 5
I found a recipe similar to this one years ago on Allrecipes and haven't been able to find it again. Luckily, I remembered the basics of it. After some trial and error, I have it figured out! This basic recipe is a creamy comfort food that is very versatile, in that you can add any meat and veggies combos you want to make it your own.

Chef John's Baked Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 213
The beginning and the end of this risotto recipe are pretty standard, but we've moved the middle 15 minutes into the oven in an attempt to eliminate those dreaded 'variables.' Besides being easier and more repeatable, this method produced a risotto that was identical in looks, taste, and texture to anything I can do on the stove.

Saffron Risotto in the Pressure Cooker

Rating: 5 stars 5
In Italy, this is known as 'risotto alla Milanese,' 'risotto giallo,' or 'risotto allo zafferano.' Whatever you call it, it is the king of risottos, the simplest yet best known of all. The traditional preparation requires 20 minutes of stirring and cooking, but I managed to learn how to prepare it in the pressure cooker or an Instant Pot®. I swear, you won't notice the difference! I have provided further tips for all your pressure cooker risottos in the notes at the end of the recipe.