Our Favorite Romantic Recipes
If the way to the heart is through the stomach, these recipes are a guaranteed “in”!
Surf & Turf
Surf and turf is the pairing of a quality cut of beef like filet mignon, flank, strip or ribeye steak and combining it in a dish with a quality seafood like lobster, shrimp, scallops or swordfish. It is often revered as a true indulgence because you are combining two high quality and delicious foods together, making it a great “special occasion” meal as well as a great way to show someone you care! This recipe calls for strip steak with shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce that can be served with your Valentine’s favorite side, commonly mashed potato and/or roasted vegetables like green beans, brussels sprouts, asparagus or broccoli.
Try This: Steak and Shrimp In Creamy Garlic Sauce
A delicious from-scratch dough, brown sugar pecan filling and sprinkling of cinnamon sugar makes these buns an easy way to make anyone’s day. They are definitely a labor of love, requiring ample time for dough to set and rise, plus assembly. We’re not sure which we’re more excited about – the pecan, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter filling or the joy of whomever you gift these buns to!
Try This: Heart Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Buns
Other Heart Shaped Foods you can make
- Fruit and Veggies (with cookie cutter)
What could be more magical than being presented with a plate of goodies all waiting to be dipped in a delicious chocolate sauce? We can’t say for sure, but the best part of this Valentine’s Day food fun is the versatility of it. From fresh fruit and other sweets to salty snacks, spicy peppers and even bacon, you have as many ways to make a fondue dish perfect for your sweetheart as there are foods they enjoy! Not excited about a sweet fondue? You can always go the savory-route with cheese!
Try This: Chocolate Fondue
Stuffed [Enter Protein Here]
As if a chicken breast/pork or beef loin/your favorite fish fillet wasn’t delicious enough, stuff it with a tasty combo of ingredients and prepare yourself to experience flavor-town bliss. What you stuff it with is up to you, any combination of meat, cheese, veggies, breading with a little egg will usually do great. To stuff, all you need to do is cut a chunky loin or filet thinly, place your fillings inside and roll. Usual method of cooking is roasting/baking, but some recipes like the above can be done quickly on the stove top. Because the filling is up to you, simply choose your Valentine’s favorite and get to work! Some of our favorite fillings:
- Apple Cranberry Sausage Stuffing
- Spinach and Feta/Goat Cheese
- Mushroom and Bacon
- Cranberry Pecan
- Jalapeño Popper
- Buffalo Chicken
- Mozzarella and Tomato
- Prosciutto and Provolone
It is a well-known fact that for most people bacon enhances just-about anything. Valentine’s-taste’s permitting, you can wrap just about anything in bacon to make it special! From appetizers and sides to the main course, you could “bon appetit” to an entire meal wrapped in bacon. A few of our favorite bacon wrapped goodies:
- Tater Tots
- Cocktail Franks
- Chicken Fingers
- Onion Rings
- Brussels Sprouts
- Hot Dogs
Try This: Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions
This one may be unconventional, but hear us out. Egg rolls are a delight in all forms. You can stuff them with anything – sweet, savory and combined. Take the Valentine’s day food fun a step further by making them together. While it might seem labor intensive, wrapping is easier than closing an envelope. Lay your egg roll out in a diamond shape, lay a spoonful of filling horizontally in the center, fold in the sides, moisten the exposed edge to create a seal then fry or bake until crispy. From s’mores and apple pie, to mac and cheese and pepperoni pizza, just about everything is awesome in an egg roll.
Try This: Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Whether it’s heart shaped or not, homemade pizza is in a league of its own because it’s made with love. You can make your own dough or use a pre-made, but once you have that ready to go making pizza is a ton of fun. Whether you choose to surprise them with their favorite toppings or make a date out of making your own personal pies, a pizza Valentine’s Day is a unique treat most-anyone can get behind!
Try This: Homemade Penne Alla Vodka Pizza
What’s your idea of a romantic dinner? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
January 29, 2020