How to create a romantic New Year’s Eve with the flavors of the Orient
This exotic and incredibly aphrodisiac dinner plan offers a fresh way to hail the New Year without the requisite over-indulgence guilt. Instead of putting every luxury food I can afford into one evening’s menu, I’ve created this romantic, themed dinner around the sensuality of Asian spices. Think salty, sweet, spicy and perhaps a little naughty and nice.
This foreign and daring dinner plan for two invites both guests to embark on a flavor journey of Asian small plates that sparkle with sexy flavors, vivid colors and sensual textures.
An Asian-inspired New Year’s Eve dinner for two spices up December’s chill, not to mention adding a punch of amatory flare. Common ingredients like fresh ginger, savory seafood and stimulating cilantro add inspiration to a romantic New Year’s Eve.
A lively shrimp soup with hints of lemongrass and chili provides cold comfort and a libido boost, while ginger-spiked dumplings peak both palate and carnal appetite. Spices like cinnamon and anise make the season sing and taste buds ring.
A New Year’s Eve dinner idea with a healthy spin
But this is not only a collection of recipes to awaken the senses, it is my way to honor a resolve to eat in a lighter, healthier fashion. Since most of us who make resolutions usually weave a promise to make healthier food choices into our New Year’s promise, I felt it was important to create a menu that will send you on this journey right from the start.
Table inspiration for your New Year’s Eve dinner for two
Add exotic flare with a table decorated in red and gold, set with chopsticks for dining, or offering your loved one a seductive bite. After your appetite is sated, treat your mate to a pot of jasmine tea, lovingly poured for each other.
Make your New Year’s Eve salty and sweet, naughty and nice and set the tone for a romantic new year.
Dumplings with Scallops, Green Onion and Ginger
Aromatic Shrimp Broth with Lemongrass
Broccoli with Orange Chile Oil
Asian-Spiced Fuji Apple Crumble
Diane Brown is the author of The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations For Lovers
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