Wednesday, January 29, 2020

4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day

4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and it’s time to start considering plans for a special evening with your special someone. One of the most romantic gestures on this love-inspired night is to cook a “fancy” meal for the two of you to enjoy together (perhaps by candlelight with some nice wine?). Or maybe you can choose a meal that you cook together and enjoy together like my hubby and I like to do! But, if you are someone who tends to stick to the same ten recipes that you’re comfortable with, cooking a romantic meal for your partner can seem incredibly daunting. But, thanks to the wonder of the internet, it doesn’t have to be. Some of the most romantic dishes feature seafood, which is great since we live in a world where healthy eating habits are taking more precedence, and seafood is filled with nutrients (and it tastes amazing). So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at these 5 sure-to-please Valentine’s Day inspired seafood dishes.


Seafood Paella
4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day
(image from themediterraniandish.com)

Paella, in a general sense, was created as a dish that features leftovers. Now, there are many variations of this dish that feature all kinds of things. This recipe offered by themediterraneandish.com features shrimp and lobster with the two consistent ingredients: saffron and rice. It is a simple dish, with simple ingredients that are sure to be appreciated!

Seared Scallops

4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day

Scallops, though slightly finicky to cook, are on the more decadent side of seafood dishes, so if you’re trying to impress your significant other with some skills and good food, this is the way to go. This seared scallop dinner for two features a chipotle cream sauce and cauliflower puree, which add another impressive element to the table. Serve this meal on V-day, and you are bound to impress, just make sure you buy a few extras in case there are some casualties.

Orange-Pecan Salmon

4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day

This one is quick and easy for those in a time crunch (let’s hope you didn’t forget)! Salmon is also a nice option if you are on a budget. This simple salmon recipe features an orange and pecan marinade that will set off fireworks in your mouth. Pair it with a lovely vegetable (like asparagus), and in no time you and your hubby are set with a lovely meal. You might even want to keep this in the back of your mind to enjoy other times during the year. 

Surf and Turf
4 Seafood Dishes to Spark Love on Valentine's Day

Steak is probably one of the go-to date night meals, and lobster is a bit of a special occasion items. So naturally, pairing the two together can make for a lovely Valentine’s meal. To make it even better for your special evening, serving it on a bed of linguine (perhaps with a nice white wine on the side) is the way to go. You are sure to set the tone with this lovely steak and lobster dish on your lovely night. 


Whether you are a kitchen newbie or a sauté savant, these simple seafood dishes are bound to inspire love in the heart of your special one. So ditch the teddy bear and box of chocolates, place your roses in a vase, and impress your honey with a special meal for Valentine’s Day!

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