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5 Delicious Meals for Date Night at Home

April 16, 2021

Date night is a fantastic way to connect and enjoy the company of someone special – and we here at Mission know that having a delicious meal to share can only help make the evening more memorable. If you’re looking for new dishes that will impress your significant other or fun recipes to cook together as part of the experience, here are five great options to try for your next date night in!

Tequila Guacamole and Cheese Nachos

Not all date nights have to be fancy; sometimes, having a casual and relaxing evening with your significant other is the perfect way to connect. For the ideal snacking and chatting meal, try these nachos using our Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips. For the guacamole component, mash your avocados and mix with lime, tomato, onion, tequila, cilantro, and chiles until you have a flavor that you both love. Next, begin the cheese component by combining butter with flour and milk over medium heat, then whipping cheese into the thickened mixture for several minutes. Make sure to pour a generous portion of everything on the serving dish – there won’t be leftovers!

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Crispy Lemonade-Battered Chicken Quesadillas

For a fun twist on dinner and drinks, try making crispy battered chicken using a hard lemonade – the carbonation will add to the crispiness, and the lemonade flavor adds a delicious kick to the breading! Start by lightly mixing your batter (lumps are ok) and heating a saucepan of oil. One at a time, dip your chicken into the batter and then fry for several minutes until golden brown. While the chicken is resting, chop up the rest of your quesadilla ingredients, including cheese, jalapeño, bell pepper, and onion, and cover one of our Soft Taco Flour Tortillas with a generous amount. Add the diced crispy chicken and heat until melty and browned.

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Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Would you like an affordable and fun way to put steak on the date-night menu? Try these chimichurri steak tacos to blend a typically high-end protein with bold flavors. Start by making the chimichurri sauce in your food processor using ingredients like cilantro, chipotle, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Once that’s blended, it’s time to sear the flank steak over high heat. For a health-conscious touch, use our warmed Organic White Corn Tortillas to create the perfect date-night taco; top with sliced red onions and extra cilantro for a colorful meal.

Cheddar Lobster Dip

Going out for lobster is a quintessential luxury date night - if you’re staying in and want to be a little more adventurous with your lobster dinner, try our decadent cheddar lobster dip. Using our Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips for the perfect dip every time, your date will be impressed with this gourmet offering. Sauté garlic and onions over high heat before adding your lobster meat and three cheeses. Put everything in an oven-safe dish and let it bubble away for 20-30 minutes to make a crispy cheddar crust on top before serving. Dipping directly in the dish will force you to snuggle up close, too!

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Citrus Pico Hawaiian Pork Tacos

If a destination date night isn’t in the cards, transport your significant other through the tropical flavors in this delicious dish. The night before, make the tropical marinade and top the pork tenderloin to cover and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to cook, fire up the grill! These tacos make for a fun date-night activity outside; you can chat and enjoy each other’s company as the grill flames away with the juicy pork on top. When the pork is cooked through, let it rest while you heat up our Street Tacos Sweet Hawaiian Tortillas - the perfect combination of soft and sweet, these tortillas are sure to impress. Top your taco with a homemade citrus pico featuring pineapple, tomato, orange, cilantro, and brown sugar. Tropical date night has never been so tasty!

Whether quick and easy or more a labor of love, these date night meals are sure to add just the right flavorful spark to your evening.


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