Aphrodisiac Appeal: Healthy and Sexy Valentine’s Day Dinners

Aphrodisiac Appeal: Healthy and Sexy Valentine’s Day Dinners
Food&Wine

Every year Valentine’s Day comes around and we all look forward to that romantic dinner with our loved one. We get to spend some alone time and dress in a sexy new outfit. But the hassle of making reservations at a restaurant you know will be crowded because of the holiday seems to defeat the purpose of having a relaxing, romantic evening! Instead, drop the kids off with the grandparents and turn your own home into your own getaway for a candlelit dinner. Find a recipe that incorporates an aphrodisiac (or more than one!).

An aphrodisiac is a food or drink that stimulates sexual desire and causes excitement. These ingredients fuel your sexual desire and can make a meal luxuriously decadent. These include chilis, avocado, asparagus, bananas, chocolate, oysters, pomegranates, wine, salmon, walnuts, vanilla, and more. And decadence does not have to mean unhealthy. Here are 10 recipes that you can cook your significant other on Valentine’s day that are sexy and healthy. Make it a three course meal, letting an aphrodisiac ingredient shine as the star in each course! Can you make it to dessert?

1. Shrimp and Chorizo Paella
Recipe at Hello Fresh

Aphrodisiac Star: Saffron

2. Asparagus Salad with Orange and Poppy Seeds
Recipe at Bev Cooks

Aphrodisiac Star: Asparagus

3. Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Recipe at tastes lovely

Aphrodisiac Star: Artichoke and Garlic


4. Freshly Shucked Oysters with Avocado and Chili Cream
Recipe at Curtis Stone

Aphrodisiac Star: Oyster, Avocado, and Chili

5. Ginger Roasted Salmon

Recipe at Martha Stewart

Aphrodisiac Star: Salmon and Ginger

6. Chili Lobster

Recipe at Food&Wine

Aphrodisiac Star: Lobster and Chili

7. Grilled Steak with Basil Chimichurri

Recipe at Solid Gold Eats

Aphrodisiac Star: Steak and Basil

8. Fig Tart with Mascarpone and Pistachio
Recipe at Williams-Sonoma

Aphrodisiac Star: Figs

9. Banana Cream Pudding

Recipe at Sweet n' Savory Life

Aphrodisiac Star: Banana

10. Dark Chocolate Mocha Avocado Mousse

Recipe at Deliciously Yum

Aphrodisiac Star: Chocolate and Avocado