It’s a date! There’s a lot of hype about going out to dinner on date nights, but some of the most memorable nights can be made from date-night-ins. Whether you’ve got a new special someone that you’re trying to impress or you’re sharing a romantic evening with your longtime love, plan an intimate at-home meal with a delicious dinner and tempting dessert, paired with the perfect bottle of wine. Here are a few date-night recipes that are sure to woo your sweetheart.
You can start the evening with any array of appetizers you choose, maybe beef tenderloin canapés, Panko-crusted crab cakelets, or even an antipasto plate.
Braised Pork Chops and Fennel:
One pan is all you need to make this fast braise of juicy pork chops and tender fennel. Bonus: The braising liquid turns into a delicious sauce that you’ll want to sop up with a piece of crusty bread.
Enjoy this restaurant favorite at home with a glass of white wine and fresh garden salad. This Italian chicken piccata dish is exquisite and easy to prepare.
Steak with Arugula, Lemon and Parmesan:
You will love the flavor combination of the aruglua, the clean citrus, and the grilled flavor of the meat–not to mention the Parmesan!
Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze:
Broiled salmon fillets are topped with a sweet and tangy glaze. This palette-pleasing main course is ready in just 20 minutes, giving you time to make a sweet cherry cheesecake or strawberry shortcake on a stick.
Brick Chicken with Rosé Wine and Bacon:
Deeply browned skin, smoky bacon, fresh herbs, and a liberal splash of rosé make this juicy chicken fancy enough for entertaining but easy enough for your dinner date.
Rib-Eye Steak with Pan Jus:
This is a nice way to prepare a rib-eye for two: ask the butcher for a steak cut thicker than usual, sear it, roast it and then thinly slice it on the bias. The pan juices are used to create a rich, simple sauce to accompany the meat.
After the meal is enjoyed, snuggle up on the couch with a bowl of spicy sriracha popcorn, a glass of wine and one of these 10 Date Night Movies To Watch At Home.
For more recipes for romancin’ and sweet inspirations to celebrate those you love, visit our Valentine’s Day Board on Signature Homes Pinterest. You’ll find creative ways to spice up your morning with heart-y breakfasts ideas, clever ideas to remind your special someone they are loved, delicious dessert recipes and lots more.
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