Valentine's Day and what could be more romantic than cooking a delicious meal for your loved one? This year, skip the crowded restaurants and make a night to remember at home with these 4 romantic meals. Whether you're in the mood for Asian, European, American, or a quirky twist, we've got you covered.
As you know at Salaryman Cooking we do like our quirky yet creative and simple meal to preps. So let's do something different for this year Valentine's Day 2023. During the world of post-pandemic era to celebrate the day of love.
Let's start with our first romantic meal prep with Asian cuisine. A punch of flavors to cook for your loves one for lunch or dinner.
|Table of Contents|
|Asian Valentine's Day - Thai Green Curry Chicken|
|European Romantic Meal: Coq Au Vin|
|American Cuisine: Grilled Ribeye Steak|
|Fusion Seafood Stir Fried - Romantic Meal|
|Valentine's Day Fun Fact|
|FAQs About Valentine's Day|
Asian Valentine's Day - Thai Green Curry Chicken
For those looking for a spicy and flavorful dish, Thai Green Curry Chicken is the perfect meal for Valentine's Day. This dish is easy to make and packed full of flavor, making it the perfect meal to impress your loved one. Here's what you'll need:
- In a large saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
- Add the green curry paste, fish sauce, palm sugar, and soy sauce, and stir to combine.
- Add the chicken pieces to the saucepan and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Add the red bell pepper, yellow onion, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve over a bed of rice, topped with fresh basil leaves for the aroma smell.
Thai Green Curry chicken is perfect dish for those who love a bit of heat in their food. The combination of spicy green curry paste and sweet palm sugar creates a delicious and balanced flavor that will have your taste buds singing. A perfect way to tell your love ones how much they mean to you.
For a different Thai curry to cook, for you home cooks who do not want Green Curry. Check on the recipe on how to make the best meal rank number 1 in the world: Panang Curry here.
Let's move on to a different continent and this time we will go a bit fancy. However the dishes are still simple to cook.
European Romantic Meal: Coq Au Vin
Coq Au Vin, or Chicken in Wine, is a classic French dish that is perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. This hearty dish is made with tender chicken pieces braised in a rich, red wine sauce with mushrooms, onions, and bacon. The result is a delicious and comforting meal that is sure to impress your special someone.
For a proper recipe on how to cook Coq Au Vin or chicken and wine check out the fantastic food recipe here from a professional trained check to get the perfect meal. As we are trained home cook who want to provide recipes that we are trained to cook for now.
We suggest the dish because Coq Au Vin is a delicious dish perfect for a cozy and romantic Valentine's Day dinner. The rich, red wine sauce pairs perfectly with the tender chicken and the bacon and mushrooms add depth and flavor to the dish.
Let's continue with our next hearty meal that goes well with all special occasions.
American Cuisine: Grilled Ribeye Steak
For those who prefer a classic American meal, this grilled ribeye steak with garlic butter and roasted Potatoes is perfect for Valentine's Day dinner. The juicy and tender steak is elevated with a garlic butter sauce and served with crispy roasted potatoes. A good juicy steak with a side of garlic butter and potatoes is just the way to go. A quick 15 minutes cooking and prep time in total. Simple ingredients with simple cooking but delicious and very romantic. Share streaks together with your love ones and drink a few glass of wine to enjoy your time together.
On to our last romantic meal prep and the fun meal prep that is quirky and creative we would say here.
Fusion Seafood Stir Fried - Romantic Meal
We have so much red meat, let's go with some seafood meals for some healthy recipes and dishes for Valentine's Day. A original seafood stir-fried romantic meal to have with a bed of fried rice on the side. It is perfect meal to share and also healthy as well.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and some chili flakes
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wok or pan over high heat. Add the seafood and cook for 2-3 minutes, until just pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and add the minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
- Add the mixed vegetables to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until just tender.
- Return the seafood to the pan and pour in the sauce mixture. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and coated everything evenly.
- Serve over steamed rice or fried rice
Asian Fusion Seafood Stir-Fry is the perfect combination of flavors and textures and it's a great way bring some spice to your Valentine's Day dinner. Whether you prefer shrimp, scallops, or squid, the combination of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar will add a delicious umami flavor to your meal. The mixed vegetables add a crisp crunch, while the cornstarch helps thicken the sauce and coat everything evenly. Serve over steamed rice for a complete and satisfying meal.
Valentine's Day Fun Fact
- Valentine's Day has been celebrated for over 1,500 years.
- The oldest known Valentine's letter still in existence was written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.
- In the Middle Ages, young men and women would draw names from a bowl to determine their Valentine.
And with that, we've come to the end of our Valentine's Day meal planning guide! Whether you're looking for an Asian-inspired dish, a classic European meal, an American classic, or a creative and quirky dish, we've got you covered. We hope these recipes have given you some inspiration for your own romantic dinner at home, and that you and your loved one have a wonderful and memorable Valentine's Day.