5 Deliciously Romantic Meals To Cook For Him

If you want to show your love to your man you definitely should cook him a delicious dinner. We give you ideas for romantic meals to cook for him.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, ladies everywhere are looking for romantic ways to pamper their men.

They always say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and it’s definitely true.

So, instead of trolling around adult stores or booking a romantic dinner at a restaurant, prepare for a romantic night in and cook a delicious meal.

1) Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce

While this is a simple meal in terms of skill and taste, it’s a favourite among men.

There’s something about the simple slurp of a spaghetti noodle that makes a man want his lady to be slurping at the other end.

If you’re both sharing from the same plate, then that’s a romantic bonus…especially if you’re feeding each other.

Don’t forget, it’s also the very same dish that united our favourite Disney Lady and her Tramp.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz dry spaghetti
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes (28 oz each)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

1. To make the meatballs, sauté onions, parsley and garlic in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes or until the onions are soft. Remove ¼ of the mixture and set the remainder inside.

2. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs, milk, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and the ¼ cup of the onion mix that was just made. Use your hands to stir in the ground beef and pork, and then form them into 2 inch balls.

3. Warm a tablespoon of oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot. Add the meatballs and cook, turning often, until browned on the outside. (5 minutes or so)

4. To the pot, add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, pepper, and salt. Add in the remainder of the sautéed onion mix. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

5. Cook pasta according to the directions given to you on the package. Place in a serving bowl and spoon the sauce and meatballs overtop. Enjoy!

2) Roast chicken for two

When it comes to keeping a meal simple, roasted chicken comes to mind. It is an easy, uncomplicated dish that can tantalize his tastebuds and keep his belly full.

Pair it with a nice, fruity wine (such as a Riesling or even a flirty Rose), some mashed potatoes and his favorite veggies to make it complete.

Ingredients

  • 1 150g roasting chicken
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp savoury
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.

2. Grease the roasting pan with the olive oil and then place the chicken in.

3. Sprinkle the sage, savoury, rosemary, salt, and pepper all over the chicken.

4. Place the lemon half inside the lower cavity, along with the two cloves of garlic.

5. Place the roasting pan in the oven and let it roast for an hour and 20 minutes, or until juices run clear. Must have an internal temperature of at least 170 degrees Farenheit.

6. Serve with mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable. Enjoy!

3) Grilled Ribeye steak

Sliced medium rare grilled Steak Ribeye with rosemary

Men are all about meat and potatoes, aren’t they? As long as there’s a nice cut of meat and a starch on their plate, any man will be satisfied with the meal, right?

When it comes to cuts of beef to grill, the Ribeye is the most popular.

It’s tender, well marbled, and absorbs flavour a lot better than some of your usual choice cuts.

Grilled, buttery garlic shrimp is a great topping for a Ribeye if you want to make dinner extra special.

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce ribeye steaks
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 12 de-veined, shelled shrimp
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

1. Heat the butter in a skillet on medium high heat.

2. Place the shrimp in skillet, along with the minced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Cover both steaks with the Worcestershire sauce and the remainder of salt and pepper.

4. Heat oil in another skillet over medium high heat. Place steaks in skillet and cook for varying times, depending on degree of wellness preferred.

5. Remove steaks from heat and place upon plates.

6. Top each steak with the garlic shrimp.

7. Serve with boiled baby potatoes and corn.

8. Enjoy!

4) Coq Au Vin Blanc

Coq au Vin

The French are a notoriously romantic people. It only makes sense that their cuisine is a match to their personalities.

Coq au Vin Blanc is a simple, tasty, romantic dish that is sure to please your man and your taste buds at the same time. It’s a perfect dinner for two!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup white wine (works best with zinfandel)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pancetta (regular bacon works well as a substitute)
  • 2 parsnips, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil

1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium high heat.

2. Season chicken thighs with salt, and pepper. Place them in hot oil and cook on each side until browned.

3. Remove thighs and set aside.

4. De-glaze pot with the white wine and chicken stock. Stir until all bits are removed from bottom of pot.

5. Return the chicken thighs to the pot.

6. Add the chopped fennel and parsnips and stir until well distributed.

7. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Internal temperature must be at least 170 degrees and the juices run clear.

8. Serve in a bowl with a sliced baguette.

9. Enjoy!

5) Pork chops in Port wine sauce

Pork chop with beetroot leaves garnish and cream sauce on white plate

Not many people associate pork chops with a romantic night in, but this port wine sauce these chops are paired with will be an instant favourite with your man.

He might want you to put this sauce on anything and everything he can…perhaps you should make a stash of the sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium shallot, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup port wine
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup plum preserves, strained
  • ½ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops (1 ¾ pounds)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

1. Bring the shallots, Port and sugar to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Boil until the mixture is reduced to ¼ cup.

2. Add the broth, return to a boil and reduce again to ¼ cup.

3. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the plum preserves, half of the salt, half of the pepper, and cook for two minutes. Cover and keep warm on low heat.

4. Combine the coriander, garlic powder, remaining salt, remaining pepper and sprinkle over the pork chops.

5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops in a single layer and cook on each side for about 5-6 minutes until cooked through and juices run clear.

6. Serve each chop with the sauce spooned over top. Serve with roasted asparagus and gruyere polenta. Enjoy!

Making a romantic meal for your favourite man isn’t too difficult if you use one of these delicious, decadent recipes.

Not only are they straightforward to make, but they also make any time you spend sharing a meal an unforgettable pleasure.

Keep in mind that men are easy to please when it comes to food, so keep things simple!

credits: youqueen

5 Best Recipes for a Romantic Dinner for Two

You’ve decided to cook a romantic dinner for two? Wonderful idea! For this dinner to be the best possible, you will need some extra special recipes for it. We present the recipes, you take charge of the rest. Look no further, here they are: the 5 Best Recipes for a Romantic Dinner for Two.

1. Oysters for Lovers

Oven baked oysters kilpatrick with glasses of champagne

If you’ve ever read about aphrodisiacs you must have heard that oysters are one of the strongest aphrodisiacs in the world. So, for all of you who like food and want to heat up the atmosphere, we suggest you try this recipe: “Oysters for Lovers”. It’s a guaranteed success for a romantic dinner for two.

You’ll need: 15 fresh oysters, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 lemons, 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, 200ml white wine, 1 clove of garlic. Wash the oysters thoroughly in cold water and carefully open them using a thin knife. Remove the oyster meat from the shells and put the shells in the oven at 150C to warm up.

In the meantime heat up the oil in a pan and add rosemary. Cook for 30 seconds and add finely chopped garlic and white wine. Cook for couple of minutes and then add vinegar and lemon juice. Take the shells out of the oven, put back the meat and pour one tablespoon of sauce over every oyster. Sounds great, right?

2. Ginger Chicken

Grilled Chicken teriyaki rice

It is widely known that ginger is an aphrodisiac, so if you want to spice up your romantic meal a bit, make sure you include ginger in it. For this recipe you will need: 8 chicken wings or a same amount of chicken meat of your choice, 1 liter of vegetable soup, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 celery, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger, tomato sauce, 1 chili pepper and some honey.

Cook the chicken wings in the soup together with chopped carrot, onion and celery. When softened remove both meat and vegetables from the soup and put them in an oven dish. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the sugar and caramelize it. Add ginger, tomato sauce, chili pepper and cook until it thickens. Pour over the meat. Put some honey on each piece of the meat, put everything in the oven and cook for 15 minutes on 200C. Make this chicken dish to your partner and you are in for a night of passion.

3. Moroccan Kiss

If you’re watching your weight but would still like to prepare a nice romantic meal, we suggest you make this salad, called the Moroccan Kiss. It can also be an appetizer before your main course.

You’ll need: 450gr of carrots, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 4 oranges, juice from 1 lime, 1 onion, 100gr of walnuts, 50gr of raisins, hot cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Grind the carrot and chop the onion. Mix it together, add the lime juice, the oranges cut into cubes, olive oil, walnuts and raisins. Mix everything and leave it in the refrigerator to cool. Before serving add salt and pepper and, if you want some spice, the cayenne pepper.

This salad, no matter if you serve as a standalone meal or just as an appetizer, is guaranteed to warm you up and put some romantic and sexy ideas in your head.

4. Black and White Hearts

chocolate hearts

Of course, every romantic dinner needs to end with a romantic dessert. And there’s nothing better than chocolate for that. We suggest you make this super delicious black and white hearts.

You need: 125gr of honey, 200gr of sugar, 150gr of butter, 50ml of whipping cream, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 400gr of flour, 100gr of corn starch, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 125gr of white chocolate and 125gr of dark chocolate.

Heat together honey, sugar, butter and whipping cream until the sugar melts. Pour in a bowl and leave to cool. Mix all the other ingredients except the white and dark chocolate, add them into the bowl. Mix to make dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for half an hour to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180C. Flatten the dough until it is approximately half a centimeter thick. Take out hearts with a heart mold and bake them for 12 minutes. Once cooled down, dip each heart one half in white and the other half in melted dark chocolate.

5. Exotic Bomb

Dessert like chocolate hearts could be a little heavy, so we’ve prepared a lighter version of a romantic dessert. Don’t worry; it’s just as effective, just lower in calories.

You need: half of fresh pineapple chopped in cubes, 1 banana chopped in rings, 1 orange chopped in cubes, 3 tablespoons of sugar, juice from half a lemon, 2 tablespoon of Blue Curacao liqueur, vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of coconut flour.

Pour lemon juice over the bananas to prevent oxidation. Mix the fruits together, add sugar and pour Blue Curacao over. Put two balls of vanilla ice cream in each serving bowl and put the fruit over it. Sprinkle with coconut flour and serve cold.

We’ve given you 5 best recipes for a romantic dinner for two. Now, you only need to put on a nice dress, make a romantic atmosphere and serve your aphrodisiacs. Add a bottle of champagne into the mix, and you can’t be wrong. Bon appétit.

5 Amazing Romantic Meal Ideas

Whenever you want to prepare a romantic meal, there are a lot of things to think about. It’s not just about the good food, although it is the most important part; you need to think about the atmosphere, about setting the mood and all the other things. We are bringing you 5 amazing ideas that guarantee you a successful romantic meal.

1. The Introduction

flowers at the table

Let’s say you want to prepare a romantic meal for your boyfriend or your husband. It would be a great idea to make a small introduction into the evening that he should be expecting.

For example, you’re preparing a romantic dinner while he’s at work, you can text him something like “I’m preparing a special treat for you tonight, come home soon”. The whole point is to tease him the whole day so that he wishes to come home as soon as possible to see what you are preparing. Send him a couple of text messages, maybe even a multimedia message of the food you’re preparing or the dress you’re planning to wear. On the other hand, don’t give away too much, leave something for his imagination.

2. Set the Mood

romantic red candles

The second most important thing about a romantic meal, right after the food itself, is the atmosphere. We all know a recipe for a romantic atmosphere – dim the lights, light up a couple of scented candles, put some soft music on. That’s pretty much enough, try not to overdo it, you don’t want your dining room to look like a brothel. Make sure you finish all the preparations before your husband comes home, so that you can both enjoy the meal and each other’s company.

3. Take Care of Yourself

Beauty luxury woman with and mirror

You need to prepare yourself for having a romantic meal too. You can’t cook all that great food, set up a romantic mood and then greet your husband in a sweat shirt. Take care of yourself.

Put your best dress on and combine it with a nice pair of shoes. You can’t wear a dress and slippers after all. You want not only to look sexy, but also to feel sexy – put on your best lingerie, because even though it can’t be seen, just knowing that you’re wearing it will make you feel a lot sexier.

Put on same make up and some good jewelry. Do your hair and your nails. Prepare yourself like you were going out to some really fancy dinner. Show your husband that you care, not only about preparing a good meal, but also about how you look. He will surely appreciate it and you will feel amazing.

4. The Food

delicious dessert

And now we’ve came to the most important part of your romantic meal – the food. It would be a good idea to prepare a complete meal, with a light appetizer, a tasty main course and a delicious dessert. It’s better to make it all light, so that you both can try all three courses and you don’t want to feel like a blown up balloon after you’ve spent all day preparing a romantic meal.

Remember that complicated things aren’t always the best, after all, no dessert can top fresh strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, right?

5. The Drinks

glasses at the dinner table

Every good meal is accompanied by good drinks, so make sure to add some romantic drinks into the mix of your romantic meal. Choose your drinks both depending on what you like and on what you are cooking.

Chicken, fish or generally white meat for main course, calls for some nice white wine. On the other hand, if you are preparing beef or pork or any stronger meal, red wine goes better with it. Of course, you can never be wrong with some champagne, either at the beginning of your dinner, or at the end, over dessert.

Whichever drink you choose, make sure not to have too much of it, because there’s nothing romantic or sexy about either of you being wasted. If you don’t drink alcohol, choose a simple sparkling water, root beer or ginger ale or make a non-alcoholic cocktail.

Now you have 5 basic things you need to know about making a romantic meal. Remember them, use them and make a romantic meal every now and then. It’s not only about the food; it is also a great way to revive that old passion between you and your partner.