Whether you're cooking for your mate this Valentine's Day, or for that new special someone in your life, these romantic Thai recipes are both sensual and beautiful to serve. With its exquisite mingling of flavors and textures, as well as its spicy overtones, Thai makes for the ultimate romantic dinner. (In fact, Thai cuisine was recently voted as the number one choice for couples on their first dinner date.) Enjoy!
This Thai mussel recipe makes an incredible appetizer, or add a salad and enjoy it as the main course. Fresh mussels are steamed in white wine, then briefly simmered in a basil and coconut sauce. The dish is finished off with a sprinkling of coriander, chilies (optional) and more basil for a seafood dish that is easy to make but tastes truly gourmet! Excellent as a romantic tapas for you, especially when served with your favorite wine.
These Thai Mussels make a beautiful gourmet-style dinner, and they're easy to make too! The curry sauce is created right in the pan, so you don't need to bother with curry paste or even a food processor. If your mussels are already clean and ready to go, this dish can literally be on your table in just minutes. The spice level can be adjusted to your liking, so you can enjoy your mussels as spicy-hot or mild as you like. Pair with your favorite wine or dinner drink, and enjoy!
This beautiful salad says romance with every bite. Roses are one of the most luxurious and delicious of edible flowers, and they're what gives this dish its wow factor. At the same time, it's an easy salad to put together. Serve as an appetizer or the main course. Chicken and shrimp provide adequate protein, while cucumber, spring onions, and fresh Thai herbs provide lots of greens. Star fruit adds a final touch of flavor, texture, and beauty to this most exquisitely romantic of salad recipes! (Note: this salad can also be made vegetarian - see recipe for link.)
This scallop recipe is surprisingly easy to make - the cooking time is literally 10 minutes! And the results? If you like seafood, you're going to fall in love with these melt-in-your-mouth scallops, as well as the sumptuously simple sauce that accompanies them. Great for serving at a dinner party as an appetizer, and especially nice as a romantic tapas for two. Enjoy!
This Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry is beautiful and tastes like you're dining on a Thai beach! Chunks of pineapple are simmered together with succulent shrimp in a coconut curry, then topped with dry toasted coconut for the ultimate in exotic taste. Serve this dish on Valentine's Day, and your sweetheart with fall in love with you all over again!
Your loved one with sure to be impressed with this gourmet-style Thai fish! Slathered in a fragrant basil curry sauce, a fish fillet of your choice is then wrapped in banana leaves (OR tin foil/parchment paper) and baked in the oven. Coconut rice makes an excellent optional accompaniment (see recipe link in this list), or serve with regular rice or potatoes.