Romantic Seafood Dinner: 14 Recipes for Valentine's Day

Spoil Your Sweetheart with One of These Special Recipes

In addition to candy, flowers, and cards, Valentine's Day offers the opportunity to show your affection with a special meal prepared for your significant other. These sumptuous romantic seafood dinner recipe ideas are sure to stir your sweetheart's appetite.

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    Risotto with lobster
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    This creamy lobster risotto made with saffron, shallots, white wine, and chunks of tender lobster meat is a savory and truly impressive dish.

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    Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries
    Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries. Doug DuCap

    Looking for something sweet for your sweetie? This elegant scallop and shrimp dish, drizzled with a sweet, strawberry-flavored balsamic glaze, tastes divine and is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

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    Pomegranate Glazed Salmon With Apple Horseradish Cream
    Pomegranate Glazed Salmon With Apple Horseradish Cream. Doug DuCap

    Here's a recipe for a special occasion meal that looks fancy and tastes amazing—but doesn't take very long at all to prepare. A simple but unusual glaze and an exciting sauce really help to make the most of salmon's beautiful color and rich flavor. Your Valentine's Day date will think you spent hours slaving over meal prep!

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    Catalan Garlic Shrimp Cocktail
    Catalan Garlic Shrimp Cocktail. Doug DuCap

    This is the dish that's bringing sexy back—to shrimp cocktail! The sauce is reach and creamy, with a smoky note from the smoked paprika and roasted red peppers and a garlic-forward flavor. As assertive as all of the bold flavors are, they don't overwhelm the taste buds. Rather, the savory flavor accentuates the sweet shrimp flavor.

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    Oyster veloute
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    A smooth and buttery oyster soup with a touch of spice—and a healthy dose of luscious decadence—will warm your heart. Plus, you'll save room for dessert. 

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    Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce
    Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce. Doug DuCap

    This classic sauce makes for a deeply satisfying dish, rich with the flavors of Italy.

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    Coconut Ginger Mussels with Bacon
    Coconut Ginger Mussels with Bacon. Doug DuCap

    Fresh mussels cooked in a fragrant, Thai-inspired sauce with the added bonus of savory bacon is a sensual delight.

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    Flounder Rolls With Caponata and Arugula
    Flounder Rolls With Caponata and Arugula. Doug DuCap

    This flounder dish is simply elegant and elegantly simple as well. At its heart is a wonderfully flavorful Southern Italian eggplant appetizer called caponata, coupled with the gentle green bite of arugula leaves. The rolls are steamed over chicken stock, which is then reduced to make the golden, buttery glaze that finishes the dish.

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    Moroccan Spicy Shrimp
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    A wonderfully aromatic dish, featuring juicy shrimp coated in exotic spices, this Moroccan meal will kick your night up a notch.

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    Warm Scallop, Cactus, and Red Potato Salad
    Warm Scallop, Cactus, and Red Potato Salad. Doug DuCap

    This is a warm, Southwest-inspired salad with a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. It features sweet, briny scallops, creamy red potatoes, crisp-tender nopal cactus strips, and a tangy lime cilantro dressing.

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    Wine Poached Tuna With Leeks
    Wine Poached Tuna With Leeks. Doug DuCap

    What's more romantic than an easy and warming dish from the south of France? In this dish, the wine, butter, and stock gently infuse the tuna as it poaches. The tuna, in turn, flavors the incredible sauce that gets spooned over the finished fish and an herb-scented rice.

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    Gourmet Crab & Asparagus Ravioli
    Gourmet Crab & Asparagus Ravioli. Doug DuCap

    Delicately flavored ravioli filled with asparagus, onions, mushrooms, and flaky crabmeat make for an impressive Valentine's Day treat.

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    Spicy Mojito Mahi Mahi
    Spicy Mojito Mahi Mahi. Doug DuCap

    Picture yourself in a tropical paradise with this easy-to-make mahi-mahi dish that features the sweet and tangy flavors of the cool, refreshing Mojito cocktail.

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    Shrimp and Mushroom Crescent Puffs
    Shrimp and Mushroom Crescent Puffs. Doug DuCap

    These tasty little shrimp appetizers are very similar to classic puff pastry vol-au-vents, but with less work. That leaves more time to spend with the one you love!