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Butter Up Bae with these Romantic Recipes - 20 recipes

What better way is there to celebrate Valentine's Day than by cooking that special someone in your life a delicious main course with a glass of good wine or two? Here are some of our favorite recipes to set the romantic mood on Valentine's Day.

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By courtneyepowell

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (7 Votes)
Gingered Salmon Over Black Rice with Bok Choy 1 Picture
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Servings 2
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 65

  • 1 cup black Japonica rice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, halved
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chopped scallions

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
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  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
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  • 6 slices potato bread, lightly toasted
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
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  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 12 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into 3-ounce medallions
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cracked whole black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons pearl onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, such as baby bella
  • 1/4 cup brandy, or white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, prepared
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  • 1/4 cup cream
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  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
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  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cajun seasoning, divided
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  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, sliced
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  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
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  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
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  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
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  • 4 ounces brie, sliced
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, high quality
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
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  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 spring onions, sliced (white parts, save green for garnish)
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  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, or sweetener of choice
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  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • BALSAMIC GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
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  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup fontina cheese, shredded
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  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon safflower oil
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  • 8 to 10 stuffed pimento olives, alcaparrado or other green olives
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
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  • 1 1/2 cups water
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  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced, mix colors if possible
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  • fresh parsley for garnish
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