9 Get-In-The-Mood Foods Perfect for Valentine's Day

Looking for a surefire way to close the deal this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re cooking your sweetie a 5-course meal or just in need of some nighttime nosh, these recipes will set the mood even before the lights are dimmed. Get all of our Valentine's Day recipes here >>

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What makes this ubiquitous aphrodisiac stand up to cupid’s arrow year after year? Depending on your mood, you can enjoy the oyster without ever turning on an oven. Become the master of shucking, and slurp your way to sexiness with this 4-ingredient winner. Red Curry Oysters Recipe >>



With chocolate being the king of courtship, making it the star of your sweet spread is always a safe bet. Your date will never know that these easy tarts are actually made from pre-made cake. Black Forest Sweet Heart Tart Recipe >>


Seeing avocado on the list of aphrodisiacs was so exciting, it got our blood pumping without even taking a bite. What could makes this green goddess even more appealing? A recipe that doesn’t require any cooking, and that can be enjoyed without dirtying a dish. Individual Avocado Salad Recipe >>

Red Wine

Since a glass of merlot causes a gnarly purple lip, and sauvignon blanc lacks in sex appeal, this meaty main is the perfect way to serve up some wine. The tenderloin is a particularly impressive cut while the shallot sauce packs in the vino you need to get the job done. Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine & Shallot Sauce Recipe >>



Let this naturally suggestive fruit make its debut this Valentine’s Day in pie-form — or better yet, in a foolproof dessert that doesn’t require any baking. Instead of keeping your eye on the oven, keep an eye on your date. No-Bake Banana Cream Pie Recipe >>


Get your beau’s blood swimming upstream with this satisfying seafood dish. Just pop some bubbly while the salmon marinates and consider this V-day a success. Easy Baked Salmon Recipe >>

Chile & Watermelon

Who says you have to save this fruity aphrodisiac for the final course? The chile dressing and pink produce within the salad are a lustful duo you won’t want to miss. Watermelon Salad with Serrano Chile Vinaigrette Recipe >>



Perfect for this pink and red holiday, pomegranate and parma ham make this hearty salad a spot-on starter for any sensual night. Deli Salad with Pomegranate, Parma Ham & Gorgonzola Recipe >>


Score some boudoir brownie points before your meal concludes with these chocolate-topped cupcakes. They may be chock-full of vanilla, but these bad boys are far from plain. Very Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe >>

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