If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at home, here is some dinner inspiration for a nice night in.
From tart cherry-chipotle glazed salmon to a whole roasted chicken with dried fruit and wine, read on for five amazing meals that will have your better half wondering when you picked up a chef’s coat.
Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for two or a gathering with loved ones, these dishes promise to transform your evening into a celebration of love and culinary joy.
For detailed instructions and more, readers can visit these recipe creators’ websites.
This recipe comes courtesy of Chelsea Lords in partnership with U.S. Montmorency Tart Cherries and brings salmon to new heights.
Served with couscous, the glazed salmon recipe only takes about 20 minutes to prep.
This is the perfect and easy dish for Valentine’s Day that comes together in only half an hour.
“The lobster makes it special, and the champagne cream sauce just takes it to another level,” said Cara Campbell of The Gourmet Bon Vivant.
“You can make it with fresh lobster (this will take longer) or buy lump lobster meat that’s already been cooked for the shorter way. It’s a luxurious, decadent and impressive dish perfect for sharing on a special night with your partner.”
Chicken Parmesan is a savory meal that will prep your palate for a sweet dessert.
“This Italian-inspired baked chicken Parmesan will have your other half falling in love all over again,” said Aysegul Sanford, food blogger and owner of Foolproof Living.
“The creaminess from the cheese balances nicely with the tangy rich tomato sauce and the fresh basil offers some herbal accents. It offers all the satisfaction and indulgence of the original dish but with a healthy twist. Use this recipe for perfect golden crispy chicken every time without the need for frying,” Sanford said.
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This recipe from Emily Eggers of Legally Healthy Blonde comes together in an Instant Pot.
“For a romantic Valentine’s meal without all the fuss and cleanup, use your Instant Pot to make this creamy Tuscan-inspired pasta. It is rich and flavorful and so easy. The ease of this recipe gives more time to spend with your special person,” said Eggers.
“This recipe is perfect for a special Valentine’s dinner because you can do the majority of the prep the night before; and this whole roasted chicken is succulent, well seasoned and impressive to serve to your loved one,” said food blogger Candice Walker of Proportional Plate.
“The dried fruits and red wine reduce to a delicious sweet sauce that coats the chicken and complements the savory herbs,” Walker continued. Her pro-tip is to ladle the sauce over the chicken right before serving.
“Plus, while the dish is roasting for an hour, enjoy a glass of wine and each other’s company,” she said.
For more details, visit the specific recipe creators on the web as noted above. Ashlyn Messier of Fox News Digital contributed reporting.
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