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Dinner for 2: 14 Romantic Seafood Recipes for Valentine's Day

Spoil your sweetheart with one of these special recipes

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In addition to candy, flowers, and cards, Valentine's Day offers the opportunity to show your affection with a specially prepared meal for your spouse or significant other. Here are some sumptuous recipe ideas to stir your sweetie's appetite.

Luscious Lobster Risotto Recipe

Luscious Lobster Risotto
Holly A. Heyser

Creamy lobster rissoto made with saffron, shallots, white wine, and chunks of tender lobster meat is a lush and truly impressive dish.

Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries Recipe

Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries
Doug DuCap

This elegant scallop and shrimp dish, drizzled with a sweet, strawberry-flavored balsamic glaze, tastes like absolute heaven and is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon With Apple Horseradish Cream and Baby Shallot Potatoes

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 are all you need to make the most of salmon's beautiful color and rich flavor.

Catalan Garlic Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Catalan Garlic Shrimp Cocktail
Doug DuCap
This is the dish that's bringing sexy back -- to shrimp cocktail! The sauce is garlicky and creamy, with a smoky note from the smoked paprika and roasted red peppers. As assertive as it is, it doesn't overwhelm; rather, it accentuates the sweet shrimp flavor.

Oyster Veloute, A Smooth Oyster Chowder Recipe

Creamy Oyster Veloute
Holly A. Heyser
A smooth and buttery oyster soup with a touch of spice -- and a healthy dose of luscious decadence!

Easy Tilapia Piccata Recipe -- 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.

Coconut Ginger Mussels with Bacon Recipe

Coconut Ginger Mussels with Bacon
Doug DuCap
Fresh mussels cooked in a fragrant, Thai-inspired sauce with the added bonus of savory bacon. A sensual delight!

Flounder Rolls With Caponata and Arugula Recipe

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.

Moroccan Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Moroccan Spicy Shrimp
Holly A. Heyser
A wonderfully aromatic dish, featuring juicy shrimp coated in exotic spices.

Warm Scallop, Cactus, and Red Potato Salad Recipe

Warm Scallop, Cactus, and Red Potato Salad
Doug DuCap
A warm, Southwest-inspired salad with a wonderful combination of flavors and textures: sweetly briny scallops, creamy red potatoes, crisp-tender nopale cactus strips, and a tangy lime cilantro dressing.

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