Portugese mussels

Best Valentine’s Day Meal for Your Love

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas 

 New for 2024


Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to focus on each other, put romance in the air, and create some taste memories.   Whether you choose a home cooked Ribeye steak, Cheesy pasta dish, juicy chicken dinner, buttery lobster, or maybe a nostalgic comfort food – just make at home, and make it with love.  Make this date night delicious and romantic- the Best Valentine’s Day meal.



What is Romantic?


Where do we get these Romantic ideas?



According to Sydney Zirbel – Prezi, there are 5 I’s to Romanticism.  

The five I’s of romanticism are:

  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Individuality
  • Idealism
  • Inspiration

The 5 I’s represent the values and lifestyle of a Romantic, the essence of art, music, and literature.  Could we also suggest that the best cooking is also inspired by and filled with these ideas and emotions? 

When we make a delicious meal for a romantic date night, or a Valentine’s Cocktail, doesn’t it come down to those 5 i’s in you?  Ideas for a romantic…

There are so many great options to plan and create- and you have the Thyme!   Where do you start?   



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Valentine’s Day Meal



  1. Set the mood:  Create ambiance for your Valentine. Create a romantic atmosphere with soft lighting, candles, and flowers that your sweetheart will love. 
  2. Plan your Valentine’s Day Menu, and consider your significant other’s tastes and dietary restrictions in your dinner recipes.  You can’t go wrong with choices that make the whole evening about the two of you.
  3. Meal Prep:  Plan your time, ingredients, and difficulty levels of your recipes.  There are flavorful and romantic choices that are easy to make, and a perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner
  4. Make it extra special. Consider making a dish that you don’t normally have, and trying new recipes.
  5. Don’t forget the drinks.  Consider a special cocktail you haven’t tried before.
  6. Reduce the stress. Consider making some or all of the meal ahead of time: This can help reduce stress and allow you to enjoy a fancy romantic dinner.
  7. Don’t forget the finishing touches: Consider a small gift or a handwritten note to show your love.
  8. Consider making it a team effort: Involve your significant other in the planning and preparation process to make it a shared experience. Cooking and learning together is so romantic- especially on Valentine’s Day.  This fancy dinner together may be your favorite Valentine’s Day.


Can foods be Aphrodisiacs?


An aphrodisiac is supposed to increase sexual desire,  pleasure, and performance. Natural remedies and recipes have been used throughout Europe, Africa, India, and China for thousands of years.  According to Allina Health, There are 8 foods that are said to put you in the mood.  Whether they do or not, is not exactly scientific, but these ingredients might be timely for a Valentine’s Day Menu.

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Dark chocolate
  • Figs
  • Oysters
  • Spicy chili peppers
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Watermelon



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Ingredients with Sexy Superpowers?



Most of us have heard the Rich Chocolate is the food of love.

Figs have Zinc and Magnesium, and those nutrients have a vital power: they make sex hormones!  Watermelon is said to boost arousal.   

Pomegranate juice is purported to boost testosterone.  

Pine Nuts or Italian Pignolia nuts have had a reputation as an aphrodisiac since ancient times.  

For men on a Western diet, Walnuts improve the quality of a man’s semen, according to a study published in Biology of Reproduction

Saffron might be the secret ingredient to better sex . According to the University of Guleph, it’s a performance booster.   

Of course, a beautiful glass of Wine, Champagne, or Prosecco is a relaxer- but not too much- overserved wine can result in impotence.

Find these ingredients in decadent Valentine’s Day recipes that are super easy to make … If that doesn’t work,  you can always crank up the Barry White classics (and there’s always whipped cream)


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Chicken is sauce in a skillet

Marry Me Chicken You’ll understand how this delicious Sicilian chicken dish got its name after the very first bite. Crispy skinned-chicken thighs are covered in a creamy, sun dried tomato-infused sauce. Marry me chicken is so good, it just might incite a proposal.

chicken with brie

Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken   While it may look complicated, this Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast is surprisingly simple to make. A beautiful entrée for your Saint Valentine’s Day table. 

Chimichurri Chicken

Chimichurri Chicken    My favorite Chimichurri Chicken Recipe marinated in authentic Argentinian Sauce and grilled or pan-fried to juicy perfection. Enjoy this easy and flavorful chimichurri chicken recipe with roasted potatoes and a light salad for a complete V-Day meal.

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Creamy chicken gnocchi in bowls

One Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi  This easy and healthy Gnocchi is absolutely cozy, saucy, and flavorful. Made with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, corn, and Parmesan cheese for lots of flavor. The perfect weeknight dinner or romantic meal

Spicy Vodka pasta

Spicy Vodka Pasta  Spicy Vodka Pasta was Once nicknamed ‘you will never be single again’ pasta. It is rich, decadent and romantic! 

skillet of fried spaghetti

Ultimate Fried Spaghetti  Enjoy fried spaghetti for Valentine‘s Day.  It’s a recipe that will impress your loved one. Spaghetti noodles are fried until crispy then topped with a homemade meaty sauce. It’s covered with cheese then broiled until melted and bubbly on top.  

Reverse sear steak

Reverse Sear Steaks   These are thick-cut steaks that are slowly baked at low temperature and then seared to perfection! It’s the perfect main course for St. Valentine‘s Day! 

Pork Ragu in bowls

Instant Pot Pork Ragu    This homemade Instant Pot Pork Ragu is the ultimate comfort food. The pressure cooker creates braised pork shoulder in a fraction of the time. Juicy, succulent shredded pork in a rich tomato sauce- perfect for February 14th.

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Pan seared halibut with dill sauce
Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach and Fennel  This healthy salmon recipe is wholesome and tasty. Great for a romantic occasion or weekend dinner. It’s easy to make in less than 25 minutes, start to finish.  
Portugese mussels

Portuguese Mussels These Portuguese mussels are packed with flavor. They look so fancy and make a great special occasion meal.  They will put love in the air.

Creamy lemon herb scallops

Creamy Lemon Herb Scallops  Fresh seared scallops coated in a light, creamy lemon and herb sauce is absolute perfection! Delicious, easy to make and it comes together in one pan!

Peanut Coconut Curry Shrimp in a blue pot

Peanut Coconut Curry Shrimp   Made with peanut and coconut milk, and topped with fresh basil and cilantro.  Add a little heat to your Saint Valentine’s Day romance.

Lobster tails

Broiled Lobster Tails  These tails are perfect for a romantic V-Day dinner! They’re covered in garlic butter and broiled until tender and succulent.

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Portugese mussels
5 from 87 votes

Best Valentine's day Meals

Easy and Beautiful meals for Valentines
Prep Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meal for Valentine's Day, Romantic meal, Valentine's Day Dinner, Valentine's Day Meal, Valentines 2024


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