If you are planning to cook dinner on Valentine’s Day, check out these recipes for inspiration. Valentine’s Day is all about indulging: chocolate, caramel, cheese, figs, prosciutto, oysters. Some of these recipes are more involved, like that amazing-looking pavlova from What Katie Ate. Others hardly require any work at all, like fresh oysters shipped right to your door. Look through all of them below to find something guaranteed to please your Valentine.
Fennel Cream Pizza with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula 1 of 8Figs are an under appreciated aphrodisiac. And combining them with prosciutto and cheese? It looks spectacular.
From Gourmet Patio
Cheese Fondue 2 of 8This is a no-fail recipe I use all the time. It makes the best fondue, and an easy, romantic meal.
From Williams Sonoma
Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Chocolate-Port Sauce 3 of 8The name says it all for this one.
Cortes Island Oysters 4 of 8Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge the oyster lovers in your life. It's a bit of a splurge to have fresh oysters shipped directly to your house, but the prices aren't outrageous (you'd probably pay more for oysters at a restaurant) and I Love Blue Sea is a very ocean-friendly company.
From I Love Blue Sea
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova 5 of 8I can't get over how delicious this looks, and pavlovas are one of my favorite treats.
From What Katie Ate
Red Wine Chocolate Cake 6 of 8This yummy looking cake is low maintenance. No frosting to perfect, just a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some whipped cream and you are good to go.
From Smitten Kitchen
Caramel Sauce 7 of 8If you are short on time (or experience) in the kitchen, homemade caramel sauce is a deceptively easy and so delicious. It just takes 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make a creamy, luscious sauce. Drizzle over vanilla ice cream and you will definitely impress your Valentine.
From Simply Recipes
Chocolate Covered Strawberries 8 of 8I don't think there is a person on earth who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries. These fool proof instructions will make sure yours turn out perfectly.
From How to Boil Water