Who doesn’t love to cook? Oh, to be a thoughtful wife religiously preparing mouthwatering meals for her husband after his long day at work, what can a husband ask for more than a loving wife he got, eh?! It’s really a fact that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! So are you looking for recipes to please your husbands? Well, you’re in the right place! I got you covered then. These are the top 10 recipes husbands can’t get enough of and would go crazy for each and every one of these tasty meals!
1. Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil
Scrumptious steak and veggies would be always one of the go-to recipes for husbands because it’s tasty and so easy to make. Steak is a staple recipe, so if you want to make every day Valentine’s day for your husband, check out this article for more recipes: Bria House and Lot: Food Recipes You Can Cook at Home This Valentine’s Day.
You will only be needing a few basic ingredients that you could easily find in your pantry or local grocery.
For Foil Packets:
- 1 Potato, cut into fourths
- 2 Carrots, sliced
- 1 each red and green bell peppers, cubed
- 1 Red onion, cut into cubes
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Top sirloin steak, cut into one-inch cubes
Garlic Herb Butter:
- Butter, melted at room temperature
- Freshly chopped parsley
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Fresh rosemary, chopped
- Fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a bowl mix together the potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and red onion. Then add some salt and pepper, and toss it with olive oil. Place the aluminum foil on the counter. Properly place the vegetable mixture on each piece of foil. Top vegetables with the steak.
Next is to make the garlic herb butter. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place evenly and put them on top of the steak. Double fold the top and ends of each piece of foil, to make room for steam to gather. Place packets on the grill and cover. Grill for 15 minutes. Voila, you have now a perfect grilled steak, an amazing meal that you don’t want to miss out on, and add it to your favorites for recipes for husbands.
2. Shrimp Gumbo
Shrimp gumbo is a true melting pot dish. It is an excellent comfort stew centered around a flavorful roux, a mixture of butter and flour, and onions, celery, and bell peppers. Make sure to follow this recipe to achieve that flavorful gumbo before you add this to your list of recipes for husbands.
Here are the ingredients:
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 onion
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 oz. andouille sausage, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
- 1 tbsp. cajun seasoning (unsalted)
- Black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled
- 3 green onions, sliced
- cooked white rice, for serving
In a sizable, deep skillet, melt butter, then add the flour. Stir constantly the mixture or until it became dark caramel-colored for about 10 minutes. Then add the onions, peppers, and celery, stir vigorously or until softened, for about 5 minutes more. After that, put in the garlic and sausage, and season it with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Work up the bay leaf, tomatoes, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, stirring from time to time, about 1 hour. Then add shrimp 10 minutes before when it is about to be cooked. Once shrimp has turned pinkish and cooked through, taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in green onions, reserving some for garnish.
Serve spooned on top of white rice.
3. Creamy Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff
Here comes another crowd favorite, the classic beef stroganoff! Definitely on the list of recipes for husbands to enjoy! Don’t be intimidated by its name, it’s an easy peasy, one-pan, 30-minute recipe! It has tender strips of beef and mushrooms in a luscious creamy stroganoff sauce, served over egg noodles.
- 500g Fettuccine
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
- 1 pound sliced mushrooms
- 700 grams lean beef fillet steaks
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/3 cup dry white wine,
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup sour cream
- Freshly chopped parsley to garnish
How to cook:
First, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. While pasta is boiling, melt butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Sear the steak in single-layer batches until browned then transfer it to a separate plate and set aside. Then melt the remaining butter in the pan; add the onions and sauté until transparent, then add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Then add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender. Add the mustard and paprika. Then add the wine and cook for about 3 minutes while stirring occasionally to mix all of the flavors through, brushing the pan while scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pan with your spoon. While wine is reduced, mix together the beef stock, flour, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Pour the beef stock mixture into the pan, mix well and bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce begins to thicken. Return the beef and any juices from the plate to the pan and season with any extra salt and pepper accordingly. Lower the heat now and mix in the sour cream. Heat for a couple more minutes. Add the egg noodles into the pan and garnish with parsley.
4. Creamy Dijon Chicken
This recipe is a flavorful one-pot wonder that’s good for any night of the week so make sure to put it in your list of recipes for husbands!
- 1kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 5 ounces bacon
For The Sauce:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- fresh chopped parsley
- dried thyme and dried rosemary
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken until crispy and cooked through (about 8 minutes on each side, depending on thickness).
From the same pan, add the bacon and fry until crispy. Then after frying the bacon, heat butter in a separate pan and sauté onion until transparent. Sauté garlic, parsley, thyme, and rosemary for about 1 minute. Put in the white wine to remove the glaze from the pan while scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan; bubble it for 3-4 minutes or until the wine has reduced by half. Pour in cream and dijon, mix through and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and cook carefully for a couple of minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Then now add the parmesan and allow it to melt through the sauce. Season with bullion powder and pepper, accordingly. Add the spinach. Return chicken to the skillet. Top with the crispy bacon. Serve it immediately.
5. Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon
This irresistible sweet and spicy, baked honey sriracha lime salmon in foil has the most incredible umami flavors. If your husband is a salmon lover, add this healthy and easy 30-minute meal to your recipes for husbands then!
- 1 large salmon – fillets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup sriracha
- 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- minced garlic
- freshly chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put a baking sheet with foil, grease lightly, and lay salmon on top. Season salmon with salt and pepper accordingly. Slice one lime thinly, and slice the slices beneath the salmon.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Mix in honey, sriracha sauce, juice of one lime, soy sauce, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and cook for a couple of minutes longer. Pour 2/3 of the sauce over the salmon and use a spoon or spatula to make sure the sauce covers all of the salmon. Fold the fringe of the foil up around the salmon so that the sauce won’t spill out everywhere. Bake for 15 minutes, then switch to broil and cook another 5 minutes until the very edges of the salmon begin to cooked slightly, carefully observe so the whole salmon doesn’t burn. Then top salmon with remaining sauce and chopped cilantro and serve!
6. Hamburger Steaks
Another easy, foolproof, and completely worthy of your dinner table, especially considering it’ll be ready in under an hour. Every husbands just do love some good hamburger steak.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbsp. bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- extra-virgin olive oil
- Sliced mushrooms
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- fresh thyme leaves
In a large bowl, mix together the beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Then divide the beef mixture into 4 patties, then flatten to thick oval patties.
In a large skillet, heat oil. Add patties and cook until golden and cooked through, for about 7 minutes per side. Remove it from the skillet and set it aside to keep warm. From the same pan, melt butter. Then add mushrooms and onions and cook until softened, for 4 minutes. Add flour and toss to coat veggies. Slowly work up the broth, then add Worcestershire and thyme. Let it boil then lower the heat and let it simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Return steaks to skillet and spoon sauce over. Heat until warmed through.
7. Garlicky Lamb Chops
- freshly chopped rosemary
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- ground black pepper
- 2 lb. small lamb chops
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Mix in the rosemary and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Press lamb chops into that mixture and set aside. Then heat oil on a large skillet. Cook it until beautifully browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let it rest 5 minutes before serving.
8. Buffalo Drumsticks
You’re in for a treat! This feels nostalgic for your husband. They will kinda reminisce their childhood.
- medium chicken drumsticks
- Olive oil spray
- black pepper
- teaspoon garlic powder
- smoked paprika
For the Buffalo sauce:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
Start by preheating your oven. Put the chicken drumsticks on the prepared pan. Spray them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Lightly spray them again. Roast the chicken drumsticks until they turned golden brown and cooked for about 40 minutes. When the chicken is about 10 minutes before is done, in a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and the hot pepper sauce. Set aside until the chicken is done. Throw the cooked chicken pieces in the buffalo sauce until well coated.
9. Crispy Pata
The all-time Filipino favorite dish is made from pork leg, traditionally cooked deep-fried, and crispy-liscious skin on the outside. Best paired with dip sauce- a mix of vinegar, soy sauce, onions, ground pepper, and, sometimes, chili labuyo.
- 1 whole pork leg
- 1 tablespoons peppercorn
- rock salt
- 1 head garlic – cut across into half
- 1 onion – cut into quarters
- 3 pieces bay leaves
- 6 cups water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 4 cups oil
Place the pork leg in a pot. Add salt, peppercorn, garlic, onions, and bay leaves. Drain in the water and bring to a boil over high heat. When it starts to boil, cover the pot and bring the heat down to low. Let it bubble for 1 hour or until meat and skin is tender.
After that, remove the pork leg from the pot and drain the excess water. Place it on a rack over a pan so the waters can drip easily. Let it rest for about 30 minutes. Then put it on the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight. Then after that, brush the skin this time with vinegar then rub some salt all over. Rest again for 30 minutes then remove the salt on the skin.
Now, heat oil in a large pot. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the pork leg and cover the pot. Wait until the splattering sounds subside a little and that’s the time for you to remove the cover. Fry the pork leg until it turned golden brown or crispy. Flip it as needed to get all the skin to cook until they sizzle. It takes about 30 minutes to cook all the sides. Then now place it on a plate with paper towels to exude excess oil. Serve it with vinegar-soy sauce while still warm and enjoy.
10. Chicken Tinola
And last but not the least, the all-time favorite of Filipinos, the Pinoy version of the chicken soup! Just like any other chicken soups, it can give you that comforting effect even the ill feel relieved. As a matter of fact, this is Senator Manny Pacquiao’s favorite dish before going to a boxing match. Definitely, husband approved!
- cooking oil
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 piece fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 3 pounds chicken legs and thighs
- 2 (14 ounces) can chicken broth
- 1 papaya, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
- salt and pepper
- Malunggay leaves
In a big pot, heat oil and sauté garlic, onions, and ginger for about 5 minutes. Add chicken and stir fry for 3 minutes in high heat, making sure the chicken is half cooked. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Then add the papaya and simmer for additional 15 minutes. Add malunggay leaves, cover, and simmer for 1 more minute. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground pepper according to your taste.
There you have it, BRIA Residents could also enjoy these top 10 recipes husbands can’t get enough at the comfort of your homes, so try it now! If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, check out this article– Affordable Condominium: Top 10 Best Range Hoods for your Condo Kitchen. Lastly, if ever your husband is in a hurry, you can try any of these recipes– 5 Easy Lunch Recipes When You’re In A Hurry.
Written by Katherine Kaye Villafuerte