Seafood is for Lovers: Top 5 Romantic Dishes for Two

Still basking in a warm glow from Valentine’s Day? If you’d like to recreate some of that candlelit magic at home, here are 5 of our favorite seafood dishes for two. Whether you want a quick appetizer before heading out on the town, or an elaborate preparation to show someone how much you care, here are some tasty suggestions:

#5 – Poached Halibut with Pistachio Gremolata and Lemon Mousseline Sauce

This is an interesting halibut recipe that delights both the taste buds and the eyes.  The creative use of both citrus and pistachios complement the delicate flavor of the fish and make for a complex mixture of textures and colors.  
This salmon dish is as simple as the halibut dish is involved.  The glaze adds a bright tang to the richness of the fish, and it can be prepared in less than half an hour, leaving you with plenty of time to change clothes and light the candles.  Try substituting an outdoor grill for the broiler for a romantic picnic in warm weather.
Risottos are sensuous, creamy, and rich – perfect for sharing with a loved one.  Try serving both portions on one large dish and sitting close together; it’s the grown-up version of an ice cream float with two straws.  This preparation pairs lobster with brandy and chevre for an elegant meal.
Forget the mushy, waterlogged shrimp you get at buffets or parties: thawed, prepeeled, and tasteless.  Real shrimp cocktail uses prawns that you cook yourself.  It only takes a few minutes, and the result is a gorgeous appetizer for two – eaten with the fingers, of course – yours or theirs.
This is my favorite at-home romantic seafood recipe of the moment: the bright flavors and gorgeous presentation pair nicely with a bottle of wine and are sure to spark conversation of travel or holidays abroad.  Plus, tuna is a versatile and forgiving seafood for cooks who are nervous about cooking fish, and is hearty enough to please the most dedicated red meat eater.

Feel free to post links to your own favorite romantic seafood recipes; we’d love to hear them!

xoxo

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