Mother's Day Dinner Recipes

A special lady deserves a special dinner. Mom will love these easy and elegant dishes, complete with how-to videos, ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Savory French Crepes

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At 611 Supreme in Seattle, authentic French crepes are filled with either savory or sweet fillings. In this recipe, a buckwheat crepe is filled with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, and Gruyere cheese.

Chef John's Chicken Marsala

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Certain dishes have a special place in my heart and this is one of them. The first real restaurant job I had in San Francisco was at a small place called Ryan's Cafe. It was run by a husband and wife team, Michael and Lenore Ryan. They were true 'foodies' before that term had even been coined. This chicken Marsala dish was the most popular dish on the menu and the first one that I was taught.

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

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Well-rounded seafood and pasta dish. Good with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.

Salmon with Fruit Salsa

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Baked salmon and fruit salsa with a spicy kick. Serve over rice.

Chicken Scallopini

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While many have heard of veal scallopini, you can make this Italian dish with most any meat or even vegetables. The trick is to use a demi-glace of the same style -- i.e., a venison demi if using deer. You can 'fake' a demi-glace by reducing an appropriate brown stock and adding a water and flour slurry to thicken. Makes an awesome romantic dinner for two.

Shrimp and Asparagus Fettuccine

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This is a family favorite! Very simple ingredients and full of robust flavor. It's a perfect dish for an everyday meal or to serve to company.

Spring Strawberry Salad with Chicken

Rating: Unrated
37
This is a great recipe as both an entree and a side dish…..with or without the chicken.

Salmon with Raspberry Ginger Glaze

Rating: Unrated
13
This is an easy to prepare salmon recipe with a wonderful sweet and sour glaze.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

Mom will love this lighter version of pasta carbonara—and you'll love how quick and easy it is to make.

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