Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two

Date night is all about spending time together, so you can always opt for easy dinner recipes, too! That being said, here is a list of romantic dinner ideas so you’ll find something to suit your taste buds for Valentine’s Day!

  • Marry Me Chicken: The best thing about this dish is that it doesn’t take a lot to make it shine. The combination of garlic, chili flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, and a light dash of cream is all it takes to bring your chicken to life. Oh, and don’t forget to go for the good parmesan cheese. It makes all the difference.
  • Lobster Mac n Cheese: Lobster mac and cheese is the ultimate union of comfort food and luxury. The creamy mac and cheese will bring a smile to just about anyone’s face, but the lobster is something a little special. Broiling your lobster tails is a great way to get them cooked with plenty of extra flavors. I like to brush mine with garlic butter, and lots of it!
  • Chicken Piccata: Chicken piccata might sound like an extravagant dish, but it really couldn’t be easier. In fact, you can have it on the table in just over 30 minutes. Using thin chicken cutlets will ensure that it cooks fast, and the sauce is a dreamy mix of white wine, capers, and lemon juice. The fresh flavors will pair perfectly with some roasted potatoes or a simple salad. You might want to add some bread to the table so you can soak up all the incredible sauce.
  • Filet Mignon With Garlic Butter:If you usually avoid making steak at home, I feel you. It’s easy to go wrong and ruin a good steak, and I used to think it was best left to the professionals. And since filet mignon is so thick, it can be intimidating. But I have you covered!  Add your room temperature meat to a screaming hot pan and let it cook, without moving, for 2 to 3 minutes on either side. For a normal steak, that should be enough, and you can baste it with melted butter before leaving it to rest.  For the thicker filet cut, it needs about 5 minutes in a low oven to cook it all the way through. It yields perfection every time!

  • Shrimp Scampi: Shrimp is another one of those luxury ingredients I like to save for a special occasion. It can be expensive, so I don’t often include it in my normal cooking. But when I want to impress, there’s nothing like a bowl full of beautiful pink shrimp. I love the simple sauce in this recipe. It’s made with just lemon juice, white wine, garlic, and some red pepper flakes. It’s light and doesn’t take away from the natural shrimp flavor. Once you’ve tossed everything together, squeeze some extra lemon over the top and add a touch of cracked black pepper.