Easy Recipes To Whip Up For Dads

May 31, 2018 | Recipes

Dads are like real life superheroes. They’re there when we need them and they help us with all kinds of problems. So this Father’s Day, why not reward them with the gift of food! Not sure what to make? We’ve got your back. Here are some sure fire recipes broken down into snack, starter, and entree that will get your dad’s taste buds jumping!

Cajun Trail Mix
Here’s a nifty recipe for dads to snack on. They taste great and dad can eat them anytime without feeling guilty. Don’t get scared by the amount of ingredients. We assure you, it’s really easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1-2 cups of raw mixed nuts (peanuts, almonds and walnuts)
– 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
– 1 teaspoon olive oil
– 1 teaspoon maple syrup
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 325°. Then, mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss them until the nuts are evenly coated. Next, spread the mix onto a lined baking tray and put it in the oven. Bake it for 15-20 minutes until the nuts are golden brown. There you have it. A nutritious yet simple and delicious treat.

Mozzarella Onion Rings
If you have a health conscious dad, you know that every once in awhile, he needs cheat days. And what better day than today to reward him, right? Here’s a cheesy recipe he’ll love:

– 2 large white onions
– 3–4 slices mozzarella cheese
– 2 cups flour
– 5 eggs
– 2 cups bread crumbs
– Marinara sauce

Peel and cut onions into 1cm rings, then separate them. Slice the mozzarella into 4 equal strips. Place smaller onion rings in the centre of a larger one while filling the gaps with the mozzarella. Repeat these steps for all remaining rings. Once done, freeze them for an hour.

Separate the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into 3 different bowls. For the next step, just remember, flour, eggs, crumbs, eggs, then crumbs again. Do this for every ring. Lastly, fry the rings over high heat until golden brown. Serve them with marinara sauce for extra flavour!


Root Beer BBQ Steak
Now for the more classy dads who consider themselves food connoisseurs, here’s an elegant yet relatively easy dish that’ll pass his critiques. The first thing to prepare is the sauce. For that, you’ll need:

 Sauce ingredients:
– 1 cup of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce
– 1 cup root beer
– 1 teaspoon minced garlic
– 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
– 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Mix all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a boil and reduce to medium-low heat. Let it simmer for around 20 minutes or so. Once you’re finished with the sauce, it’s time for the steak.

Take the cut of meat of your choosing and marinate it with salt and pepper. Make sure to fully coat the meat and rub the seasoning in. Put some olive oil in the pan followed by your steak. Cook the steak for about a minute on each side until slightly brown then add some butter into the pan.

Now, take a brush, dip it into your sauce, and lightly brush your steak with it. Flip your steak over and repeat the process. Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes. Take your steak out and let it rest. Voila! You’ve got a gourmet dinner for the family.

Being a dad is no easy task but it’s a fulfilling job. So celebrate this Father’s Day and treat your dad to one of these recipes. Want to give them a try? Get the freshest ingredients for your Father’s Day meal at your nearest Village Grocer. You’re sure to find everything you need and more!

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