Hey! Here’s A Wonderful Valentine Treat For Your Spouse

Hey! Here’s A Wonderful Valentine Treat For Your Spouse

Hey! Here’s A Wonderful Valentine Treat For Your Spouse

Valentine is here again! One thing that excites us about this season is the fact that it affords all of us the opportunity to give our significant other that special love treat, whether it is cooking that special meal they love or having a date night in a special restaurant.

Cooking together with your spouse has been identified as a very good way to bond. So, you might want to use the opportunity of this Val to cook together and have a romantic dinner at home. To make it more romantic, we suggest a switch in roles. Let the guy do the cooking, while the lady assists him.

In that case, guys, don’t be caught off-guard. This Roast Irish Potatoes and Spicy Coconut Milk Sauce with Crispy Fried Chicken meal will make such a wonderful treat for your spouse, and it will be so easy to pull off. Here are the recipes:


Spicy Coconut Milk Sauce

Hey! Here’s A Wonderful Valentine Treat For Your Spouse


Coconut milk  (400ml)

Flour (for thickening) – 1 cup

Water – 2 Cups

Grand Pure Soya Oil – 2 cooking spoons

Onions – 1 medium sized

Cameroun pepper – 1 teaspoon

Knorr Cubes – 3 cubes

Mixed Herbs – According to taste

Salt – 2 pinches

Bell Peppers (Yellow, Green or Red) – 2 pcs

Garlic – 1 Clove

Shrimps – 250 grams

Diced Sausages – 2 cooking spoons


Cut the vegetables (Onions, bell peppers) into strips

Grate the garlic

Clean shrimps and place in a pre-heated oven to remove the excess moisture

Put pan on fire and heat up a little portion of Grand Pure Soya Oil

Add the garlic and a portion of chopped vegetable to sauté

Add the onions and keep stirring until golden brown

Add the spices (Knorr cubes, mixed herbs, complete seasoning, salt – if you want)

Add Cameroun pepper

Add hot water to strain the coconut milk and add the milk to the pan

Add flour to thicken (Add water to reduce thickness, if necessary)

Add shrimps

Stir and leave to boil

Add remaining vegetables

Add diced sausage when sauce is almost done


Roast Irish Potatoes


10 medium-sized Irish Potatoes

Rosemary leaves – I pinch

Black pepper – 1 teaspoon

Garlic – ½ Clove

Grand Pure Soya Oil – 2-table spoon

Salt – 1 pinch


Peel the potatoes

Set in pot with water

Add salt

Set to boil

Add little oil in a bowl; add grated garlic, black pepper and mix

When potatoes are parboiled, drain water and put them in the bowl with the mixed spices

Ensure potatoes are well coated

Lay them out on the oven tray

Set them in a pre-heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes

Your roast potatoes are ready for serving


Crispy Fried Chicken


Whole chicken (2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks, 2 wings)

1 quarts Grand Pure Soya Oil

Egg white (2)

Cups all-purpose flour (1.5)

Tablespoon brown sugar (1)

Tablespoon kosher salt (1)



Tablespoon paprika (1)

Teaspoon onion salt (2)

Teaspoon chilli powder (1)

Teaspoon black pepper (1)

Teaspoon celery salt (1/2)

Teaspoon dried sage (1/2)

Teaspoon garlic powder (1/2)

Teaspoon ground allspice (1/2)

Teaspoon dried oregano (1/2)

Teaspoon dried basil (1/2)

Teaspoon dried marjoram (1/2)

  • Preheat Grand Pure Soya Oil to 350°F. Thoroughly mix together all the spice mix ingredients.
  • Combine spice mix with flour, brown sugar and salt
  • Dip chicken pieces in egg white to lightly coat them, then transfer to flour mixture. Turn a few times and make sure the flour mix is really stuck to the chicken. Repeat with all the chicken pieces.
  • Let chicken pieces rest for 5 minutes so crust has a chance to dry a bit.
  • Fry chicken in batches. Breasts and wings should take 12-14 minutes, and legs and thighs will need a few more minutes. Chicken pieces are done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F.
  • Let chicken drain on a few paper towels when it comes out of the fryer.

When everything is ready, serve the chicken, the roast potatoes and the spicy coconut milk sauce in separate plates, and you are ready for your special valentine treat. You may serve with a cup of juice. Then, be sure you do the other things right, and you’ll have such a great Valentine night.

Credits: Roast Irish Potato and Spicy Coconut Milk Sauce recipes by Kelechi Amogu @kellyamogu