Cooking dinner for your man is one of the sexiest things you can do – transform into a domestic goddess, light some candles, and cook him something hearty for your intimate meal together. These recipes keep it elegant and decadent – your sweetheart will be counting his blessings that he’s lucky enough to have you in his life.
1. Pistachio-Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus
So much elegance in one simple dish – it could be served in a restaurant! The sweet scallops paired with a zesty pistachio-lemon coating tastes complex, and the risotto has a secret that makes it incredibly easy to cook.
2. Pappardelle with Veal Ragù
Simulate an evening in Italy at home with this future favorite. Comfort food at its classiest, with the taste of the Barolo wine shaping the whole dish into a luscious, creamy heaven.
3. Spicy Honey Garlic Rack of Lamb
So many unusual flavors paired together – definitely for your meat-lover that likes his seasonings. It’s super juicy and intense in flavor – sweet and spicy and salty. This is definitely the key to his heart.
4. Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Mushrooms and Peppers
A decadent salmon with an Asian twist – this honey-soy glazed filet is topped with mushrooms and peppers, and fueled by sesame oil and a chili garlic sauce. It’s more unusual than your standard salmon recipe, and bursting with flavor.
5. Copycat Melting Pot Traditional Swiss Fondue
Fondue is always a classic choice for any romantic meal – you can dip almost anything in this one. We suggest purchasing some aphrodisiac ingredients to team up with this Melting Pot inspired dish. The addition of Dalmatia Sour Cherry spread will make it unforgettable.
6. Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Citrus Glaze
Duck breast may seem intimidating to cook at home, but this step-by-step recipe with pictures makes it easy. The tangy and delicious pomegranate molasses adds an unusual brightness to the dish that complements it perfectly.
7. Herb-Garlic Crusted Flank Steak with Pan-Roasted Grapes
The addition of grapes and crumbled blue cheese takes this dish to a whole other level – and is sure to satisfy any steak craving. Served with some creamy mashed potatoes, your man’s inner carnivore will be thanking you.
8. Whole Grilled Branzino
A whole grilled fish is super versatile, and elegant, arranged with broiled lemon slices. The branzino is the perfect delicately flavored fish to grill whole and serve with a side of roasted veggies.
9. Crab Stuffed Whitefish
For the dude that cannot get enough seafood. This crab-stuffed whitefish topped with a lemon butter drizzle takes us straight to Maine, and is the creamiest dish ever, with an addictive filling. We don’t know if you’ll have room for dessert, though.
10. Tilapia, Potatoes and Leeks
This one-pot meal flavored with garlic, dill, leeks, and parmesan pair sublimely with the potatoes and fresh tilapia. A unique recipe that’s so much more than a fish dish.
11. Seafood Risotto
This seafood risotto recipe screams intimate dinner for two. The memorable dish pairs rich risotto with decadent seafood fillings like lobster tail, shrimp and mussels. Visually beautiful, and amazingly balanced with the right glass of white wine.