Make a Simple Romantic Dinner That Tastes Like You've Been Prepping All Day

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Feb 14, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Valentine's DinnerIt's Valentine's Day. Yay! An excuse to eat chocolate and buy flowers and eat out at your favorite fancy restaurant!

Unless you forgot to make reservations at your favorite fancy restaurant... In that case, you're in desperate need of a Plan B. 

All is not lost because you forgot to reserve your favorite table at your favorite dining spot on February 14th. In fact, we'd venture to say that you'll be better off savoring a romantic dinner at home with your sweetheart in your very own backyard.

We know you weren't planning to whip up a romantic dinner in your outdoor kitchen this evening, which is exactly why we found three easy dinner recipes that will still taste like you've been planning for weeks! 

When pasta has your heart...

Nothing says romance quite like Italian food. On the other hand, nothing kills a romantic mood quite like an overwhelmed cook and an overflowing kitchen of dirty dishes. Attain the former while avoiding the latter when you make Red Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Parsley. This recipe is simple as far as ingredients and preparation go, but when it comes to flavor, this pasta is exquisitely complex. 

If pasta doesn't already have your heart, this dish could very well win it over.

Love you to the sea and back!

Seafood is a superb choice for Valentine's Day, especially when you can make it in just 30 minutes! One bite of these Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto, and you'll be wondering why you ever considered going out for dinner instead of cooking. Two bites, and your taste buds will be singing Amore, amore! to the tune of the Hallelujah Chorus. Three bites, and... Well, you get the picture. Bon appetit! 

If love had a spirit animal, it would be a lobster.

Pasta or seafood? Seafood or pasta? These are ridiculous questions. The answer is seafood AND pasta. LOBSTER and pasta. Lobster Linguine in Blushing Saffron Sauce!

Don't be intimidated by the lobster in this dish. When you purchase your lobster already steamed, this recipe only takes 30 minutes to prepare — so fast, your Valentine won't even see it coming until it's plated in front of them!

Is cooking your love language?

Some people cook because they have to, and others cook because they love to. If you love cooking, then you deserve to be able to do it in the kitchen of your dreams. Does your dream kitchen have grill, a fireplace, or a pizza oven? You can find all of these accessories at Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen, where we can not only build your dream kitchen, but also deliver and install it! Contact us today to learn more!

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Topics: Cooking Tips, Outdoor Lifestyle