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12 Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes Worth Staying Home For

Don't bother making reservations this year.
02/10/2016 01:25pm ET

Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, there's no reason you shouldn't eat a good meal on this holiday. And by that, we don't mean going out to eat (we're actually pretty against eating at restaurants on this particular day). What we mean is that come this Feb. 14, you should take the time to make yourself (and maybe a loved one) something really good to eat -- without even considering if it's an aphrodisiac.

We've found 12 recipes that we think would make for a romantic dinner -- or just a really good one. Now, we don't want you to stress while you make these meals. After all, this is just dinner like any other night. But we do hope that you'll take this holiday of love as a chance to slow down, maybe have a glass of wine (but not too many), and enjoy the really good meal you made.

1
Grilled Oysters On The Half Shell With Prosciutto And Mignonette
Adventures in Cooking
2
Creamy Tomato, Lobster And Shrimp Fettuccine
Half Baked Harvest
3
Filet Mignon With Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter
Foodie Crush
4
Boeuf Bourguignon
Adventures in Cooking
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5
Truffled Mushroom Chicken With Polenta And Roasted Broccolini
Half Baked Harvest
6
Cantonese-Style Ginger Scallion Lobster
The Woks of Life
7
Stuffed Pork Chops With Roasted Grapes
Foodie Crush
8
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna With Burrata
How Sweet It Is
9
Caramelized Teriyaki Salmon With Sesame Toasted Buckwheat
Half Baked Harvest
10
Spinach And Artichoke Linguine
How Sweet It Is
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11
White Wine Steamed Clams
Adventures in Cooking
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12
Lemon Soy Roasted Branzino
The Woks of Life
Get the Lemon Soy Roasted Branzino recipe from The Woks Of Life

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