18 Best Recipes for Valentine’s Day Dinner

You’ve got two choices for Valentine’s Day dinner: e book upfront, or put together a meal from scratch. In case you determine to cook dinner, we have rounded up some elegant recipes that will help you fill out your menu. Assume earthy mushroom and truffle pasta, Nobu’s traditional black cod with miso, and aromatic Thai marinated ribs, with a number of salads and vegetable sides to go along with it, too. Add a pleasant bottle of wine and a few candles, and you will be comfortable to remain indoors.

Lobster thermidor

Images by Jennifer Causey / Meals styling by Margaret Munro Dickey / Prop design by Lydia Purcell

The traditional lobster thermidor gently stuffs cooked lobster meat again into its shell with a wine sauce and a contact of cheese earlier than it comes collectively below the broiler. We will not consider something extra spectacular (and scrumptious) for a date evening.

Lamb meat Moroccan fashion

Victor Protasio / Meals design by Julian Hensarling / Prop design by Julia Bayliss

Purple wine, tomatoes, harissa, almonds, mint and coriander give these braised lamb shanks a number of shiny flavour. Serve lamb over couscous for a simple however spectacular meal.

Farro Mafaldine with Black Truffle Butter and Mushrooms

Images by Victor Protasio / Meals styling by Richon Hanners / Prop design by Claire Spolin

There is not any denying that truffles are an important day ingredient, and there is not any higher time to make use of them than at Valentine’s Day dinner. This elegant and scrumptious dish combines creamy butter, nutty farro pasta, and a fortifying mix of untamed mushrooms with simply sufficient truffles to raise each forkful.

Brakas rib eye

Aubrey Beck

Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano provides an sudden contact of candy and nutty taste to prime rib steaks marinated in a Thai seasoning sauce, white pepper, and soy sauce. Stirring contemporary Thai basil into the nice and cozy steak and tomatoes simply earlier than serving permits it to softly fragrance your entire dish.

Oysters with Yuzu Kosho Mignonette

Jennifer Cozzi / Meals styling by Victoria Granoff / Prop design by Karen Olsen

This straightforward appetizer is ideal for particular, romantic events. The dish combines acidic and barely spicy yuzu kosho with salty clams on the half shell.

Venetian shrimp with polenta

Victor Protasius

Impressed by Schie con Polenta in Venice, Italy, David McCann garnishes a easy polenta with butter-and-garlic shrimp which have been cooked in white wine and hen broth.

Cocoa marinated steak with purple wine and chocolate sauce

Christopher Testani / Meals design by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop design by Christine Kelly

These particular occasion-worthy steaks begin with a cocoa powder rub and end with an opulent purple wine sauce. When combined with candy paprika, allspice, and cayenne pepper, cocoa powder delivers a scrumptious, earthy, rounded style in a spice rub. You will not style fairly the chocolate, you will style the scrumptious depth of taste that heightens the flavour of the steak.

Scallop greenoploys

Images by Victor Protasio / Meals styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop design by Audrey Davis

Grenobloise means modeled after town of Grenoble in southeastern France, and refers to a traditional French sauce of lemon and capers. Right here, fantastically seared scallops with a golden crust are served in a sauce featured with the tartness of lemon, the brine of capers, and the slight heat of mildly tart jalapeños.

Pomegranate glazed salmon with oranges, olives and herbs

Antonis Achilleus

Wealthy salmon is brightened by winter citrus, together with the acidity of pomegranate molasses and the butteriness of Castelvetrano olives.

Grilled hen with sizzling honey

John Kernick

Save any sizzling honey leftover from this recipe to drizzle on pizza, cheese platters, and extra.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Strawberry-Merlot Sauce

Victor Protasius

Chef Alex Hrabowski depends on savory pork inventory and plush Merlot to steadiness the candy strawberries on this wealthy sauce for pork tenderloin. A mild oven-proof end prevents extreme pan dripping.

Grilled lobster tails with stelline and lemon

Antonis Achilleus

Paula Disbrow likes to arrange grilled lobster tails for Valentine’s Day, which she serves over spaghetti (small star-shaped pasta) with a pleasant glass of white wine on the facet.

Black cod with miso

Greg Dupree / Meals design by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop design by Christina Daly

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s well-known miso cod recipe is straightforward and stylish. This simplified recipe delivers all the posh and taste in a fraction of the time.

Gnocchi with grilled hen, bacon, and kale

Images by Victor Protasio / Meals styling by Margaret Dickie / Prop design by Julia Bayliss

Grilled hen, crispy bacon, tender kale, and candy purple onions are tossed with gnocchi and topped with lemon parmesan for this subtle but easy meal.

Potatoes with a thousand layers of duck fats

Victor Protasius

Duck fats provides richness to those tender, crispy potatoes, a labor of affection for a formidable dinner.

Roasted beets, ruby ​​purple grapefruit, and heat honey salad

Christopher Testani

In case you’re after a purple and pink dinner, look no additional than this Roasted Beet and Grapefruit Salad.

Cauliflower salad with yogurt and pomegranate dressing

Greg Dupree

Cookbook creator Reem Kassis tops sautéed cauliflower with toasted nuts, pomegranate seeds, and lemon-garlic yogurt for this lovely salad. Reduce the recipe in half if you’re cooking for less than two folks.

Baked goat cheese salad

Greg Dupree

Do not be delay by the very long time stamp on this recipe—nearly all of it’s devoted to letting the goat cheese rounds cool in a single day. What’s extra, the top result’s so good that we named this dish one in every of our high 40 recipes of all time.