"I'd love to cook my date dinner on Valentine's Day, but I'm no ace in the kitchen. What should I make?" —Steve B., Hudson, NY
It’s not a question of what you should make, but what the two of you can make together. Spending time in the kitchen is a surefire way to get close to her, show off your sense of humor, and bond over your mission—to put a delicious meal on the table. Plus, if you totally screw up, it’s not all on you. Try this delicious, hands-on date-night dinner for two. Enjoy!
PROSCIUTTO & ARTICHOKE FLATBREAD
- 1 garlic bulb
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 15-oz cans artichoke hearts
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- All-purpose flour for rolling
- 1 lb store-bought pizza dough, thawed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 4–5 slices prosciutto, torn
- 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, shaved
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut garlic bulb in half horizontally, drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil, and tent with aluminum foil. Roast for 40 minutes.
- Strain artichoke hearts and pat dry.
- On a medium baking tray, combine artichokes, zucchini, and oregano and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. (Can be done simultaneously with the roasted garlic.)
- Flour a clean work surface and roll out pizza dough about ¾-inch thick. Place on a lightly oiled sheet tray and brush with 1 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and top with roasted garlic, artichokes, and zucchini. Add prosciutto, parmesan, and basil.
- Bake at 350° for approximately 20 minutes.