Last Minute Stay-At-Home Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

With Valentine’s day falling on a Thursday in 2019 and it is a working day, here are some fast recipes you can prepare at home under 1 hour for your partner. You may pick either 1 from each category.


1. Caprese Salad - 10 mins

Ingredients: Love, 1 tomato, 1 mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves (garnishing), extra virgin olive oil (drizzling), salt and black pepper
Instructions: Cut the tomato and mozzarella cheese into 5 slices. Place it on a plate. Add some olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Place the basil on top as garnishing. Serve

2. Nachos Platter - 10 mins

Ingredients: Love, guacamole (1 tomato, ½ onions, 2 avocados, ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper & 1 tsp. lime/lemon) and nachos
Preparing the guacamole: Cut the tomato. Then, chop your onions into small cubes and mash the avocados. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix. Serve.
Preparing Nachos: Place the nachos into a bowl or board. Serve.

Main Course

3. Aglio-Oglio - 15 mins

Ingredients: Love, 7 oz dry spaghetti, 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, 5 cloves garlic (thinly sliced), 1 small onion (chopped), ¼ cup chicken or veggie broth, ¼ cup parsley (chopped), ½ cup parmesan cheese (grated), kosher salt, black pepper and mussels
Instructions: Cook spaghetti until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in large skillet until the oil is hot. Then, add the...