The season of love is finally here! We know you are getting loved each and every passing day. But, having a special day to celebrate it will double the love with your significant other. So, don’t you have any plans to go out this Valentine’s? And do both of you wish to enjoy a cozy and euphoric evening at home? If so, Valentine’s Day dinner recipes that we will share with you this time will be super helpful.

The five amazing recipes that we bring you today are easy but perfect for a romantic dinner. They will make your day super special, making it the best date night you both ever had. So, check them below and pick the most comforting one!

5 Best Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

Valentine’s day dinner recipes - SpiceRally

01- Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Creamy and juicy chicken breasts are insanely delicious when incorporated with bread. So, make sure you bring bread on your date night if your selection is this recipe.

Servings – 04 | Cooking time- 40 minutes

Spices and Herbs Used

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Three cloves of garlic (minced)
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano

Other Required Ingredients

  • Four chicken breasts (skinless and boneless)
  • One tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Three tablespoons of butter
  • One and a half cups of cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • Three cups of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 cups of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)

Method Of Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Then, add chicken and season both sides with pepper, salt, and oregano. 
  2. Cook the chicken for about eight minutes per side till golden and not pink any longer. Move the chicken from the pan to another skillet and keep it aside. 
  3. Next, keep the same skillet you cooked chicken over medium heat and melt butter. Add in garlic and cook until aromatic for about one minute. 
  4. Then, stir in the cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Cook until tomatoes start to break open. Then put the three cups of baby spinach and cook until spinach starts to wilt. 
  6. Add in heavy cream and Parmesan and make the sauce to a simmer. 
  7. Decrease the heat to low and cook till sauce is somewhat reduced for about three minutes. 
  8. Put back the cooked chicken to the pan and cook until heated for five to seven minutes. 
  9. Serve warm with lemon wedges.
20 Best Spiced Dessert Recipes - SpiceRally

02- Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken With Rice

This flavorful instant butter chicken could become a star on your date night table if you got an Instant Pot in handy.  

Servings- 02 | Cooking time- less than 30 minutes

Spice and Herbs Required For The Butter Chicken

  • One tablespoon of fresh ginger (grated)
  • One tablespoon of garlic (minced)
  • Two teaspoons of Kashmiri red chili powder (or any mild red chili powder)
  • One teaspoon of Garam Masala
  • Half a teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Two tablespoons of dried fenugreek leaves
  • Half a cup of fresh cilantro (chopped)

Other Ingredients Needed For The Butter Chicken

  • Two pounds of chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, patted dry, and halved)
  • Two tablespoons of ghee
  • One large yellow onion (finely diced)
  • Half a cup of water 
  • One cup of canned tomato puree
  • Two tablespoons of tomato paste
  • Two teaspoons of sugar (optional)
  • Half a cup of coconut cream
  • One cup of rice (get rice of your choice)
  • One and a half teaspoons of kosher salt

Ingredients Needed To Cook The Rice

  • One cup of rice (get rice of your choice)
  • One cup of water
  • One teaspoon of kosher salt

Other Devices Required

  • An Instant Pot

Instructions For Preparation

  1. Pick the high “Sauté” setting on the Instant Pot and heat the ghee. Then, put the onion and saute for about four to five minutes until translucent. Press the “Cancel” button to switch off the Instant Pot. 
  2. Next, put the chicken, water, ginger, garlic, tomato puree, chili powder, garam masala, salt, and turmeric and mix to combine.
  3. Now, to make the rice in a one-half-quart stainless-steel bowl that will fit in the Instant Pot, stir together the rice, salt, and water. 
  4. Keep a tall steam rack in the pot, ensuring its legs are relaxing on the base. Set the bowl of rice on the stand.
  5. Then, fasten the lid and arrange the “Pressure Release” to “Sealing”. Choose the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” setting and set the cooking time for five minutes at high pressure.
  6. Allow the pressure to discharge automatically for five minutes. Then push the “Pressure Release” to “Venting” to discharge any remaining steam. 
  7. Then, open the pot, keep the rice bowl on a trivet with heat-resistant mitts, and pull the tall steam rack.
  8. Add tomato paste, coconut cream, sugar, and fenugreek to the pot and mix well.
  9. Next, choose the high “Sauté” setting and cook till the curry comes to a boil and is heated for about two minutes. Press the “Cancel” button to turn out the Instant Pot.
  10. Scoop the rice onto plates and spoon the curry over the top of the rice.
  11. Finally, sprinkle with the cilantro, serve and enjoy!

If you are curious about learning about the spices used in butter chicken, click here for a complete article.

03- Linguine With Shrimp And Garlic Cream Sauce

If your loved one is a linguine fanatic, then this recipe will be a killer on your romantic night! 

Servings- 02 | Cooking time- 30 minutes

Spices And Herbs Used

  • Eight unpeeled cloves of garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, plus more for serving (finely chopped)

Other Ingredients Needed

  • Eight ounces of fresh linguine
  • Twelve large shrimps (peeled)
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Half a cup of Parmesan, plus more for serving (grated)
  • One and a half cups of heavy cream
  • Kosher salt to taste

How To Make

  1. Boil a large pot of well-salted water over high heat.
  2. Add the linguine to the boiling water and cook for about one to three minutes, stirring from time to time, until just soft and al dente (or as per package directions). Then, drain well and keep aside.
  3. At the same time, boil another six cups of water in another large pan.
  4.  Next, devein each shrimp using a small paring knife and clean under running water.
  5.  Then, add the garlic to the boiling water and cook for two minutes. Put the shrimp in the water with the garlic and cook for two to three minutes. Drain the garlic and shrimp. Peel and chop the garlic well.
  6. Heat the oil in a big pan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Then, mix in the heavy cream and simmer. Cook, periodically mixing, until the cream starts to condense. 
  7. Now, add in the parmesan, shrimp, and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Then, empty the sauce over the linguine in a big bowl and toss to coat well.
  9. Garnish with parsley and more parmesan and enjoy!

04- Vegan Lasagna

SpiceRally will never forget our dear readers who admire a vegan lifestyle. This decadent vegan lasagna is super satisfying and will give you the perfect kick to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Servings- 04 | Cooking time- 1 hour and 10 minutes

Spices And Herbs Needed

  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Two cloves of garlic (pressed)
  • Half a can of fresh basil leaves (plus more for serving)
  • Half a can chopped flat-leaf parsley (plus more for serving)

Other Required Ingredients

  • Eight no-bake lasagna noodles
  • Two cans of baby spinach
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One can of raw cashews
  • Eight ounces of shiitake mushrooms (cut into 1/4 pieces)
  • Eight ounces of cremini mushrooms (cut into 1/4 pieces)
  • One and a half cans of marinara sauce (divided)
  • 1/4 cans of nutritional yeast
  • Kosher salt to taste

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. 
  2. Then, heat one tablespoon of oil and garlic in a small skillet on medium until hot, for about one minute. 
  3. Take out from heat and add cashews, salt, and pepper.
  4. Next, put one and a half cups of water and bring the mix to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about ten to twelve minutes until cashews are soft.
  5. In the meantime, heat the rest of the oil in a big pan on medium-high. 
  6. Then, put mushrooms, season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and cook, occasionally tossing, for about six to eight minutes until soft and golden brown.
  7. Take away from heat and add in one cup of marinara sauce.
  8. Next, put the cashew mix to a blender, put in nutritional yeast, ¼ cup of water, and puree to a smoother consistency. 
  9. Move to a bowl and stir in parsley, basil, and spinach. 
  10. Spread the left half cup of marinara on the base of an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with two noodles.
  11. Then, spread one-quarter (about ¼ cup) mushroom marinara on top with one-quarter of the cashew blend. Do the same twice.
  12. Set the remaining two noodles on top, scattered with the leftover sauce, and blob with the rest of the cashew mixture.
  13. Cover well using an oiled piece of foil and bake for 25 minutes. 
  14. Remove the cover and bake for another five to eight minutes until the noodles are soft.
  15. Dash with extra basil and parsley before serving.

Expressing love is not that hard. When your significant other wants to take you out for lunch or dinner, tell them that you will cook for them and watch how your romance elevates!

SpiceRally

05- Thai Turkey Meatballs In Coconut Curry

This Thai recipe is special among all Valentine’s day dinner recipes that we have on our list. If you are planning ahead to make your partner something tasty, simple, and healthy at the same time, this meatball curry will be your best bet. This is great with noodles, rice and even with bread!

Servings- 04 – 06 | Cooking time- 45 minutes

Spices And Herbs Needed For The Meatballs

  • One teaspoon of fresh garlic (minced)
  • One teaspoon of fresh ginger (grated)
  • One tablespoon of red curry paste

Other Ingredients Needed For The Meatballs

  • One pound of ground turkey
  • One tablespoon of fish sauce
  • One large egg (beaten)
  • Half a cup of diced green onions
  • Half a cup of breadcrumbs
  • One teaspoon of salt

Spices And Herbs Needed For The Coconut Curry

  • Two tablespoons of red curry paste
  • Half a cup of fresh basil leaves (or as your preference)

Other Ingredients Required For The Coconut Curry

  • One tablespoon of coconut oil or avocado oil
  • One sliced red pepper
  • 13.5 ounces or one can of coconut milk (about one and a half cups)
  • One medium-sized diced onion
  • One tablespoon fish sauce
  • Juice and zest of one lime

Instructions To Make The Meatballs

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 F.
  2. Then, mix ground turkey with green onion, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, egg, breadcrumbs, and salt in a big mixing bowl. 
  3. Combine well until it comes to an even consistency. 
  4. Keep aside for at least 20 minutes or keep in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors infuse inside the meat.
  5. Next, take two tablespoons of the meat mixture at a time and roll it to form meatballs.
  6. Place the meatballs on a parchment-lined half sheet baking sheet. And, if needed, spray with some cooking oil to keep them from sticking.
  7. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until thoroughly cooked and the internal temperature gets 165F as read on a meat thermometer and set aside.

How To Make The Thai Coconut Curry

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat while the meatballs are baking in the oven. Let the oil heat for about one minute until the oil sizzles.
  • Put onion and bell pepper and sauté until soft for about three to four minutes.
  • Then, mix in curry paste until thoroughly mixed and cook for one minute. 
  • Add coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, and fish sauce. 
  • Stir well to mix and bring the sauce to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and allow the sauce to simmer for three to four minutes, mixing occasionally.
  • Now, add in fresh basil and baked meatballs, and toss well to coat uniformly.
  • If the meatballs are a bit cold before putting them in, you can reheat them in the sauce until heated through.
  • Serve directly with steamed rice, noodles, or bread or pita bread for the main dipping.

The spices used in Thai cuisine are special and flavorful. Want to learn about them? Then just tap here, and we will take you to the best Thai spice explanation that you find on the internet!

So, we hope you enjoyed these five delectable Valentine’s Day dinner recipes that could spice up your love life on Valentine’s eve. You can treat your other half with these meals and express your romance like never before.

Happy Valentine’s Day, SpiceRally lovers!

20 Best Spiced Dessert Recipes - SpiceRally

Write A Comment

eight + 15 =