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Romantic Dinner Recipes for Two at Home

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Nov 4, 2018
One of the best ways to keep alive the romance between a couple is by cooking a romantic dinner for two at home. You can try these romantic dinner recipes, and woo your lover all over again.
Romance is the secret to a happy and long relationship between a couple. It makes the life of the couples, more passionate and exciting. Romantic dinner for 2 makes it even more delicious! It is not necessary that you should have a reason to have a romantic dinner.
You can celebrate being together or your love or just use romantic dinner ideas as an excuse to make up for your fight last night. You can even try cooking, to reignite the lost passion between you and your lover.
Romantic dinner ideas know no limits and you can try anything exciting or romantic to surprise your spouse and make him/her feel special. The following ideas for two may prove to be of some help.

Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two

  • The first requirement to make your romantic evening successful is to make sure both of you are all alone at home. If you have children, send them over to their granny's or let them stay with a friend or someone you trust.
  • Make sure your spouse has not committed to any other engagements for the evening, if you are planning a surprise romantic dinner.
  • In case, it is a surprise dinner, then light the entrance with perfumed candles and lay rose petals, through the hallway leading to the room you want to meet your partner.
  • You may even write a romantic invitation and mail it to your spouse or stick the envelope on the dashboard of your partner's car.
  • Arrange the table with a nice tablecloth, dinnerware, crystals, unscented candles, and flowers. Sprinkle rose petals all over the table or lay them in the shape of a heart on the corner of the table.
  • Play a soft romantic music piece in the background.
  • You can even dim the lights and create a cozy atmosphere in the room you are planning to have dinner. If you have a fireplace, light the fire to ignite the passions of deep romance.
  • Dress up in the most elegant, seductive way. Greet your spouse in an alluring and tempting manner.
  • Choose an easy romantic recipe that will be simple, yet appetizing. It would be good to choose a recipe that is a favorite of your partner. Do not experiment with new recipes, until you are sure of your cooking prowess.

Easy Romantic Dinner Recipes for Two at Home

Proheira Tyropitakia or Fried Cheese Appetizers

  • Day-old white bread (sliced), 4 - 5
  • Eggs, 5
  • Grated kefalotyri, pecorino, regato, or any other hard, salty cheese of your choice, 1½ cups
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley (chopped), for garnishing
Method of Preparation
1. Remove the bread crust and using a knife cut it into small shapes.
2. Pre-heat a medium-sized frying pan over low heat.
3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and mix in the cheese with a wooden spoon.
4. The mixture should be thick, thus, add more cheese if necessary.
5. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan and turn up the heat to medium.
6. Dip the bread pieces into the cheese and egg mixture and fry until golden brown on both sides.
7. You can add more oil if needed while frying.
8. Drain the fried bread pieces on paper towels and serve hot.
9. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped parsley.

Tomato and Feta Salad

  • Large ripe tomato, 1
  • Feta cheese (crumbled or chunks), ¼ cup
  • Oregano, 1 pinch
  • Pepper, 1 pinch
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Method of Preparation
1. Wash and core the tomato. Cut it into bite-sized chunks.
2. Put the feta on top and sprinkle with pepper and dried oregano.
3. Pour olive oil over the top.
4. You can pour more olive oil, if you like to dip bread. Serve.

Jiangsu Fried Rice

  • Eggs, 5
  • Uncooked rice, 1 cup
  • Chopped onion, 1 cup
  • Chopped carrots, 1 cup
  • Chopped scallions, ⅔ cup
  • Butter, 5 tsp.
  • Soy sauce, 5 tsp.
  • Sesame seeds, 3 tsp.
  • Salt & pepper
Method of Preparation
1. Cook rice by boiling in water.
2. In a large skillet, melt butter and add onions, carrots, and scallions.
3. Saute until carrots are translucent and set aside.
4. Heat oven to 350ºF.
5. Place sesame seeds in a shallow pan.
6. Bake until golden brown for 10 to 15 minutes, shake pan occasionally for even color.
7. Lightly grease another skillet.
8. Beat eggs and pour into hot skillet.
9. Cook eggs as you would prepare scrambled eggs.
10. Combine rice, vegetables, sesame seeds, eggs, and add soy sauce. Stir.
11. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fruit Dipped in Chocolate

  • Banana (cut into chunks), 1
  • Chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk), 1 bag
  • Strawberries (washed but with hulls left on), 1 quart
  • Whipping cream, 8 oz.
  • Fresh pineapple chunks, 1 cup
  • Grapes, 1 cup
Method of Preparation
1. Melt the chocolate chips in the whipped cream.
2. Once all chocolate chips are melted, pour the mixture into a warm fondue pot.
3. Set out the strawberries, banana, pineapple chunks, and grapes for dipping.
4. Dip the fruits into the chocolate and let it set on the fruit pieces.
5. Refrigerate the fruit dipped in chocolate before serving.

Eastern Carrot Souffle

  • Eggs, 6
  • Peeled carrots, 3½ lbs.
  • Sugar, 1½ lbs.
  • Margarine, ½ lb.
  • Flour, ¼ cup
  • Vanilla, 1 tbsp.
  • Powdered Sugar
Method of Preparation
1. Steam or boil carrots until extra soft and drain well.
2. Add sugar, baking powder, and vanilla to the warm carrots.
3. Whip with mixer until smooth.
4. Add flour to the carrot mixture and mix well.
5. Whip eggs and add to flour mixture and blend well.
6. Add softened margarine to carrots and flour mixture and blend well.
7. Pour mixture into baking dish about half full as the souffle will rise.
8. Bake at 350ºF in the oven for about 1 hour or until the top is a light golden brown.
9. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve.
Choose recipes that are simple and easy to make. You don't want to end up looking tired and exhausted on your romantic dinner date by cooking elaborate cooking recipes.
It is very important for couples to spend some quality time with each other. It helps in not only reliving the romance, but also helps build up trust and attachment between you and your spouse. Make your loved one feel special with these romantic ideas. Bon appétit!