4 Fuss-Free Dishes You Can Prepare for When You're Having Drinks With Friends

Having people over? Check out these recipes!

CREATED WITH ANDY COLA

Do you find it challenging to come up with delicious recipes when you have people coming over? It's not really about what kind of dishes you prepare, it's all about how you pair one dish with another, not to mention the drinks you choose to go along with the meals.

We've put together four delicious dishes you can whip up in a couple of minutes. You can pair these with Andy Cola. It's a premium blend of whisky and cola, great for when you have people over—any time of the day.

Shrimp Gambas

Ingredients:

500 grams Shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pc Lemon

1 head Garlic, minced

1 tsp Chili Flakes

½ cup Olive oil

½ cup Butter

Salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup Parsley, finely chopped (reserve some for topping)

 

1 In a bowl, place shrimp and add lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Let it sit for about 20 minutes. Drain excess juice.

Heat oil and butter in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Add chili flakes, parsley, and shrimp. Cook for 3-5 minutes until color changes. Season with salt and pepper.  

3 Transfer to a serving dish. Top with parsley.

 

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

500 grams chicken breasts

¼ cup hot sauce

½ cup butter

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne powder, to taste

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Taco shells

Cheddar cheese, grated

Cabbage, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

1 Boil chicken breast for about 15-20 minutes over medium-high heat or until fork tender. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Shred with forks or cut into bite size pieces.

2 While chicken is boiling make the sauce: Heat butter in pan over low-medium heat. Add hot sauce, garlic powder, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes.

3 In a bowl combine chicken and buffalo sauce. Mix until well incorporated.

4 Assemble: Place shredded cabbage in taco shells. Add the buffalo chicken and top with cheese.

 

3-Cheese Sticks

Ingredients:

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1 cup quick melting cheese, grated

3 pcs egg

1 cup flour

2 cups breadcrumbs or cornmeal

Salt

Pepper

Oil for frying

 

1 In a food processor, place the 3 kinds of cheeses and egg. Add pepper. Blitz until well incorporated. Form into logs. Freeze for atleast 1 hour or until firm.

2 For breading: Prepare flour-egg-breadcrumbs in individual bowls, season with salt and pepper.

3 Dip logs into flour-egg-breadcrumbs and place in a tray. Repeat step then freeze for atleast 1 hour or until completely frozen. 

4 Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add logs carefully. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce.

 

Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

 

Ingredients

500 grams chicken breasts, cut into strips

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ tablespoon dried thyme

½ tablespoon dried oregano

 

1 In a bowl, mix together: cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and dried oregano.

2 Rub on chicken and let sit for about 30 minutes.

3 Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken in a tray and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove from tray, transfer in a serving dish and top with finely chopped cilantro.

 

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Andy Cola.
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