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12 Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make at Home

Cook Your Valentine's Day at Home

Sure you can go out to a restaurant for Valentine's Day and struggle to get reservations, wait in long lines, pay a premium price for a limited set menu can truly show your love and affection by making a wonderful home-cooked meal. Here are our favorite romantic meals:

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon | Something New For Dinner

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon-wrapped filet mignon is a special treat that is quick and easy to make, presents beautifully and is always delicious. This steak is perfect for any special occasion, whether it is Valentine's Day or a deserving night in the middle of the week.


Chilean Sea Bass With Lemon Sauce | Something New For Dinner

Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon, Dill and Capers

Pan-seared Chilean sea bass is seared on the stove, finished in the oven and draped with a quick wine, butter, lemon, dill & caper sauce. Finished in under 30 minutes, you will think you are eating at a fine restaurant.

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Ginger, Garlic & Bourbon Steak | Something New For Dinner

Ginger, Garlic and Bourbon Steak 

This delicious Asian-style steak can be served as a main course one night and then the leftovers can be used to make Beef, Noodle and Mango Salad to keep the celebration going the day after Valentine's Day. Two great recipes to reduce your overall cooking time and cook once to eat twice.


Kashmiri Lamb In Red Chile Sauce | Something New For Dinner

Kashmiri Lamb in Red Chili Sauce 

Put a little spice in your Valentine's Day meal with this fork-tender lamb that is braised in Indian/Kashmiri spices for a wonderful one-pot meal. 


Mixed Citrus Caprese Salad | Something New For Dinner

Mixed Citrus Caprese Salad

A citrus variation on a classic Caprese salad is made with an assortment of citrus slices that are briefly broiled then layered with fresh mozzarella slices, basil and mint for a refreshing mid-winter treat that will have you thinking it is summer!

Pear, Prosciutto & Pom Salad | Something New For Dinner

Pear, Prosciutto and Pomegranate Salad

Crisp prosciutto and seared pears topped with pomegranates, goat cheese and toasted walnuts over a bed of butter lettuce and frisee make for a quick and flavorful salad.


Chicken W/ Walnuts & Pomegranate | Something New For Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken with Walnuts and Pomegranates 

This slow-cooker chicken is a variation on Persian Fesenjoon, a medieval dish originally made with wild duck. This slow-cooker chicken stew is fork-tender with a perfect balance of sweet, sour and savory.

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Roast Spatchcock Chicken & Grapes | Something New For Dinner

 Roast Spatchcock Chicken with Grapes 

This chicken is a simple but luxurious dinner that takes about 15 minutes active time to prepare, followed by 40 to 45 minutes in the oven. The grapes roast into sweet, jammy goodness alongside the potatoes. 


Teriyaki Salmon | Something New For Dinner

Teriyaki Salmon 

Teriyaki salmon is simple, quick and delicious. The sauce can be made in advance or right before cooking the fish. This fish is made start to finish in under 30 minutes. 


Easy French Onion Soup Recipe | Something New For Dinner

French Onion Soup

There is something romantic about classic French onion soup. The onion broth can be made ahead of time, heated, garnished with a gruyere-topped piece of toast and run under the broiler for a cheesey, melty bowl of goodness. 


Cioppino, or fisherman's stew, is a great dish for entertaining and surprisingly simple to make. Better yet, it is very flexible, buy whatever seafood is fresh and inexpensive and you can't go wrong.


Cioppino, or fisherman's stew, is a great dish for entertaining 2 or 12 and surprisingly simple to make. Make the broth ahead of time and freeze until needed. When you are ready to serve defrost the broth, heat it up and add your choice of seafood. 


Panna cotta translates to "cooked cream" in Italian. It is a silky, custard-like dessert made of cream and gelatin, that is topped with fresh fruit.

Mario Batali's Strawberry, Balsamic Vinegar and Cracked Pepper Panna Cotta

Panna cotta translates to "cooked cream" in Italian. It is a silky, custard-like dessert made of cream and gelatin, and in this case, a little yogurt that gives it a nice tang. Topped with the classic Italian combination of fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar and cracked pepper, this panna cotta is a wonderful way to end a home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner.




  1. Kody Loveless says:

    The strawberry Panna Cotta sounds amazing. My wife loves strawberries, and this would be the perfect dish. I really like how it sounds so creamy and rich. I bet this would be a perfect end to a date at home. I will have to give this a try.

    1. Kim Pawell says:

      Hi Kody, Please let us know what you think after you try the recipe.

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