If you want to impress a dinner partner with something a little more intimate than usual, then why not try making an authentic-as-possible Spanish paella? Not only is it really easy to make if you’re only cooking for two, it’s tasty and leaves very little to wash up afterwards. (You eat it straight out of the pan.)
And forget about all the times you’ve had a dish by the same name in the office canteen or non-Spanish restaurant, this is the method I picked up in Madrid.
And it’s pronouced “PerYAYer” – not “Pie Ella“.