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Valentine’s menu: aphrodisiac recipes for a romantic dinner

Noodles With Salmon

The Valentine's menu must be taken care of in every detail: here are the delicious and aphrodisiac recipes to offer to your sweet half for an unforgettable dinner!

For Valentine's Day we have prepared a complete and special Valentine's Day menu for you: quick and easy recipes for a simple and quick to prepare but also romantic dinner. We obviously start with a first course, then we continue with fish main courses (you can choose whether to serve more than one or just select your favourite) and finally we see some chocolate-based desserts, a great classic of aphrodisiac foods.

  1. Noodles of lust
  2. Curried mussels
  3. Prawns and peas in an aphrodisiac sauce
  4. Grouper with tomato sauce and saffron
  5. Sweets for Valentine's Day

The Valentine's menu simple and tasty

These delicious recipes selected for Valentine's dinner are inspired by stimulating and refined ingredients . To make everything even more special, all you have to do is create a romantic atmosphere, fill the glasses with an excellent wine and enjoy the dishes prepared with your own hands in good company!

Noodles of lust

Noodles With Salmon
Noodles With Salmon

Valentine's Day tagliatelle is a first course that combines delicious ingredients with an aphrodisiac ingredient: chilli pepper , an ideal spice note to make an evening… piquant!

If you want you can buy ready-made tagliatelle, otherwise work the flour, eggs and a pinch of salt for about ten minutes; then leave in the fridge for half an hour to rest. Meanwhile prepare the salmon in the pan and the cream. Then take the dough, roll out the dough and boil the tagliatelle in salted water. Plunge everything into the pan with the cream, add the chopped salmon, some aromatic herbs and finally the chilli pepper. A show!

Ingredients for the Valentine's Day lustful tagliatelle recipe (for 2 people)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g of flour 0
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • cream to taste
  • aromatic herbs to taste
  • chili pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • pepper as needed

Curried mussels

Curried mussels
Curried mussels

Curry is renowned for its aphrodisiac properties ( popular wisdom has always supported it and Australian research by the Center for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine of the University of Queensland confirms it), as are mussels. Curried mussels become an emblem, a real main dish among Valentine's Day recipes.

In a non-stick pan, dip the cleaned and drained mussels, garlic, oil, salt and parsley. Cover with lid and cook until they open completely.

Meanwhile, in another pan, prepare a stew with the cream, wine, butter and curry and leave on the heat until this sauce reduces. Serve by completing with the parsley and salt and pepper and – if you wish – remove the shells of the molluscs.

Ingredients for the mussel curry recipe (for 2 people)
  • 1.5 kg of mussels
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 100 ml of cooking cream
  • 50 g of butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • fresh parsley to taste

Prawns and peas in an aphrodisiac sauce

prawns and peas
prawns and peas

In the recipe for spicy prawns and peas we see another classic ingredient of 'romantic' recipes: chilli pepper.

To start, brown the garlic and oil in a saucepan, then add salt, pepper and chilli pepper. Blanch the peas in boiling water for about ten minutes; Plunge the prawns into the pot with the spicy oil and, as soon as they have taken on a whitish pink colour, add the peas and deglaze with the cooking wine .

It is a second course which, if accompanied by rice, also becomes an excellent main course (oriental-inspired).

Ingredients for the prawns and peas recipe (for 2 people)
  • 500 g of fresh prawns
  • 100 g of peas
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper as needed
  • chili pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste

Grouper with tomato sauce and saffron

grouper with saffron sauce
grouper with saffron sauce

First, peel the tomatoes and cut them into small pieces before browning them in a pan with half an onion, then add the saffron and salt and cook until completely cooked . Finally, blend everything.

Dip the fish first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown and serve on a bed of tomato sauce. Your saffron grouper cutlets are ready! The magic ingredient in this recipe is saffron, a spice used in herbal medicine to treat mood disorders .

Ingredients for the grouper cutlets recipe (for 2 people)
  • 4 grouper fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 4 copper tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • flour to taste
  • breadcrumbs to taste
  • 1 packet of saffron
  • seed oil for frying to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt to taste

3 dessert recipes for Valentine's Day

If you too are of the opinion that your partner should be tempted, then you cannot celebrate Valentine's Day without preparing a delicious sweet with your own hands. The perfect conclusion to your simple Valentine's menu can only be a chocolate-based dessert, an ingredient that has always been considered an aphrodisiac according to popular wisdom.

Modern studies have partially disproved this belief, but it can still be said that it is an adjuvant to well-being , stimulating the human brain to produce the hormone of pleasure – the endorphins. It also contains theobromine (a stimulant), caffeine (an stimulant), phenylethylamine (an antidepressant) and nitric oxide (which promotes vasodilation).

Let's get to work and see together three excellent desserts for Valentine's Day : choose the one you prefer or halve the doses and prepare some appetizers to share !

Fondant semifreddo

Chocolate parfait
Chocolate parfait

It starts with a dark chocolate semifreddo which, with the addition of raspberries, transforms a classic taste into a delicious and unusual recipe. Raspberries are also rich in phytochemicals, which would also improve stamina under the sheets.

Cook raspberries and sugar in a pan until the fruit is completely undone ; also add the previously soaked gelatine. In a separate bowl, incorporate them into the melted chocolate and two egg yolks. Finally, fold in the whipped cream and transfer the mixture into single-portion heart-shaped cups.

You just have to be careful to prepare it the night before, so that it can solidify well .

Ingredients for the chocolate semifreddo recipe (for 2 people)
  • 200 ml of liquid fresh cream
  • 150 g of dark chocolate
  • 100 g of raspberries
  • 50 g of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 g of gelatin sheets

Love cupcake with Nutella mousse

Cupcakes with Nutella mousse
Cupcakes with Nutella mousse

Nutella cupcakes are cute, funny and really greedy . To make them, first work the butter and sugar with an electric whisk, then add the pinch of salt and the eggs. Finally add the sifted 00 flour, the bitter cocoa, the baking powder and the vanillin, mixing with a wooden spoon. Bake at 180°C for about twenty minutes .

While they cool, proceed with the cream: mix the softened Nutella and the whipped cream. Decorate with a sac-à-poche and complete with sugar paste flowers and colored sprinkles as desired.

Ingredients for the recipe for cupcakes with Nutella cream (for 2 people)
  • 250 ml of fresh cream
  • 250 g of Nutella
  • 150 g of 00 flour
  • 150 g of butter
  • 150 g of granulated sugar
  • 25 g of bitter cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 sachet of vanillin
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • cupcake decorations as desired

Valentine's Day Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cupcake
Chocolate cupcake

Finally, to conclude, here is the recipe for preparing a chocolate cake made up of several layers that combine into an irresistible little heart .

Work the butter and sugar and then add the eggs, one at a time. Slowly incorporate the melted chocolate and finally the sifted baking powder and flour. Pour evenly onto a baking tray and cook for about 20 minutes at 180°C . Also cook the cocoa shortbread and use cookie cutters to get little hearts.

Prepare the glaze by melting the chocolate with the butter and icing sugar. At this point, proceed with the composition : a layer of sponge cake, a brush of icing, a cocoa biscuit, a little icing, a last sponge cake and some icing to finish it all off.

Ingredients for the recipe of the chocolate cakes (for 2 people)
  • 180g 00 flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 90g butter
  • 90 g sugar
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 sachet of baking powder
  • 150 g of dark chocolate
  • 80 g of icing sugar
  • butter to taste
  • cocoa shortbread qb

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