Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many couples are opting to stay in this year and enjoy a quiet evening together. If this is your plan, we have a few suggestions that can kick up your meal plans to peak romance level and make 2022 Valentine’s Day an enjoyable and delicious meal! 

If you’re looking for a healthy and flavorful meal to sweep your Valentine off their feet this year we have a few recipes that may help you do just that. We also have a few ideas of how to set your table and the room for ultimate romance. 

Fish Appetizer & Meal Ideas 

So, it’s winter and both you and your Valentine are trying to eat healthy and more nutritiously than you did over the holidays? Incorporate some fish into your main meal or during the appetizer portion of your evening. 

When we think about appetizers, we often think about shrimp as our go-to seafood of choice as it is easy to prepare and a light option prior to the main meal.

Mexican Shrimp

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

A twist on the traditional shrimp cocktail, this light dish can be served in a martini glass or other unique kitchen container to make it even more festive for Valentine’s Day. Consider red frosted wine glasses or seasonal bowls to make your meal even more special as you display your spicy shrimp delicacy. 

This Mexican-Style Shrimp Ceviche comes to us from SpruceEats and is sure to be a hit with your beloved as it is not only delicious but light enough to be served before your main meal. This special dish is a flavorful, fresh-tasting mix of chopped raw seafood marinated in citrus juices and tossed with vegetables and flavorings like onion and chile pepper.

Lemon Herb Cod

Lemon Herb Cod & Herby Spaghetti Squash

We also love this recipe from SizzleFish that pairs baked almond-crusted Cod with light and healthy spaghetti squash for a unique and mouth watering flavor. This Lemon Herb Cod & Herby Spaghetti Squash recipe calls for minimal prep and only a few ingredients. Try our Channel Brand Cod and buy a large spaghetti squash, a few lemons, coconut and extra virgin olive oil and some thyme. Follow the recipe that takes under an hour to complete and voila, you have a scrumptious Valentine’s meal sure to impress your beloved. 

To add to the festivities for the evening, try pairing Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Zinfandel to make the evening even more wonderful. The fruitiness and fresh taste of the wine is a great complement to any fish and can play with the aroma and texture that will be sure to entice you to finish your entire meal and cocktail. 

If you want to go all out try creating your own signature cocktail that you can use to toast to this special evening. To help you with this romantic notion, Shape online has devised a way to create such a cocktail that you can name after your relationship or event that you share with your partner.