7 Romantic Recipes for Your Perfect Stay-at-Home Date


Embrace a full stay-at-home date this year with your significant other and loved ones! First, you'll need something to cook at home. Don’t worry, we’re here to help by giving you some of our favorite recipe ideas from FOOD52.
Food delivery is totally okay for a date night-but make sure it’s from your favorite place!
Even if you’ve been with your partner for years, it’s important to still find time to have a romantic date night every now and then. You might not want to leave your house to go to a nice restaurant but you can always request your favorite restaurant to do food delivered straight to your doorstep.

"Spend some quality time cooking together, and your stove won’t be the only thing getting hot"- Jaime Buerger

It’s easy just getting lost into our cell phones once we get home. Exhausted, hungry, and Netflix-addicted, we immediately resort to ordering in from the couch and scrolling through Instagram other than turning towards each other by cooking together! 
Cooking together at home helps you stay in the present, actively listen to one another, and actually empowers you on your quest for a common goal: a delicious meal, of course.



Put your teamwork to the test and start with some of our favorite low maintenance dishes. Check out the aphrodisiac-y route of Steak, Oysters, Mussels, Fondue, Vegan sushi, and Molten Chocolate cake from our favorite FOOD52. We think you’ll love to cook together!    

Buttermilk Waffles

Say good morning to these delicious buttermilk waffles! Start the day by surprising your boo with waffles in bed! You can pair them with your favorite cup of coffee, or even go for a mimosa.

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/78396-buttermilk-waffles 

Grilled (or Broiled) Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter

Oysters and Champagne are a classic pairing for a perfect date night at home! We prefer our oysters raw with minimal embellishment, sometimes a grilled oyster is a nice change.

Tips: We recommend buying fresh oysters from your local seafood market, Whole Foods could be a good option as well. Ask to see the bag tag and examine the harvest date as well as making sure none of the oysters are open. Shucker knife is required.

Get the recipe:  https://food52.com/recipes/2882-grilled-or-broiled-oysters-with-a-sriracha-lime-butter

Mussels Dijonnaise

              

This is just the perfect kind of light seafood dish! We love the intensity of the spices, aromatics, and how quickly it goes from the stove to the table. We recommend some good crusty bread to sop up that broth and a glass of crisp white wine.

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/19170-mussels-dijonnaise-steamed-mussels-with-mustard-sauce

Rib Eye Steak with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce

Try our favorite steak recipe that melts in your mouth! Ground coffee, smoked paprika, cumin, ancho chile, and brown sugar form an earthy, flinty rub that smells appealingly of wood smoke. We recommend some roasted carrots on the side.

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/2007-cowboy-rubbed-rib-eye-with-chocolate-stout-pan-sauce

Michael Field's Fondue

Now this one is for our cheese lovers! The ingredients are minimal – Swiss cheeses, white wine, garlic, and flour. The end result is a beautiful, smooth fondue, with a mild flavor that drips from the bread.

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/9554-michael-field-s-fondue

Vegan Sushi

Fear not making sushi at home! Start with something simple, then gradually make your rolls more complex.

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/28165-vegan-sushi

Molten Chocolate Cake

For our sweet tooths, we recommend this scrumptious Molten Chocolate Cake. This cake recipe is the easiest way to get all the best parts of the Molten Chocolate Cake with none of the stress!

Get the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/40653-ooey-and-gooey-double-baked-chocolate-cake 

Bon Appetit!