7 Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

If you are looking for a special main course recipe for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day these seven recipes are some of my favorites! From seafood, to beef to even dressing up chicken, these meals are sure to impress! 

Valentine's Day Dinner Idea Collage

#1: Pan-Seared Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce on a Plate with vegetable noodles
Pan-Seared Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce

#2: Steak Frites

  • This Steak Frites Recipe will transport you to a romantic bistro in the heart of Paris
  • The steak is seasoned with salt, pepper and Herbs de Provence grilled to perfection and topped with a compound herb butter
  • The matchstick French fries are easier to make than you might think with the help of a Mandoline
Steak Frites Recipe on a white plate
Transport Yourself to Paris with Steak Frites

#3: Lobster Thermidor

  • There's nothing that says romance more than Lobster! And this Lobster Thermidor Recipe is one of my favorites.
  • The lobster is combined with mushrooms, shallots, and sherry tossed with a creamy sauce and spooned back into its shell for a fantastic presentation.
  • And the best part is it can be prepped in advance! 
Lobster THermidor with Salad on a plate
Lobster Thermidor

#4: Slow Roasted Lamb with Dijon Tarragon Sauce

  • If you have a family to include in your Valentine's Day dinner plan, then try my Sheet Pan Rack of Lamb with Dijon Tarragon Sauce
  • It's served with Provencal-style tomatoes and caramelized shallots and the whole thing roasts together on a sheet pan
  • Served with a creamy tarragon mustard sauce, that can be made in advance, this dish is a winner! 
Slow Roasted Lamb Chops with Mustard sauce, carmelized shallots and roasted tomato
Slow Roasted Rack of Lamb with Dijon Tarragon Sauce

#5: White Wine Chicken 

White Wine Chicken Recipe in a terra cotta dish
White Wine Chicken with Shallots and Mushrooms

#6: Coquilles Saint Jacques

  • Anything on the half shell is always romantic, and that's exactly how I like to serve this Coquilles Saint Jacques Recipe.
  • The scallops are simmered in a white wine broth, flavored with citrus, spices, and herbs.
  • Then combined with thinly sliced mushrooms, a fantastic creamy sauce, and topped with bread crumbs and a little gruyere cheese for the perfect "gratin"!
  • You can usually buy the scallop shells at your fish market, or I also get them online as well. 
Coquilles Saint Jacques in their shell
Coquilles Saint Jacques served in the half-shell

#7: Chicken and Mushroom Crepes

  • If you are looking for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner that can be prepped in advance, this Chicken and Mushroom Crepe is a great idea!
  • It's elegant and hearty at the same time. You can roast the chicken yourself or use store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time.
  • Prepare the crepes and bechamel sauce ahead of time and then all you have to do is assemble, reheat and serve! 
  • These crepes are especially romantic when served in individual gratin dishes!
Chicken Crepes in a Gratin Dish with side salad
Chicken and Mushroom Crepes




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