14 Elegant Dinners for Two Easy Enough for a Weeknight

Pistachio-Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus

Because Valentine's Day falls on a weeknight this year, it may or may not be convenient for you to enjoy a dinner out with your sweetheart. If you're planning to celebrate at home, here are 14 lovely Valentine's Day dinners for two that are easy enough to pull off on a Wednesday night, yet elegant enough for date night.

If you're like my husband and me, we think it's important to celebrate our relationship throughout the year and a date on the calendar doesn't matter to us. These are some of our favorites!

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Best Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes for Two

For an simple but stunning steak night for two, enjoy Beef Tenderloin Filets with Spinach-Cambozola Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Craving comfort food? Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil is perfect for a cozy winter dinner and Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breasts can be made ahead and baked when needed.

For an elegant dinner in a hurry, why not cook up Shrimp Scampi with Shallots and Artichokes or Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce over Tagliatelle. You can't go wrong with any of these romantic options!

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14 Valentine's Day Dinners for Two

<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Starting things off with a entree and side dish all in one. This dinner recipe is simply lovely. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/beef-tenderloin-fillets/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Spinach-Cambozola Stuffed Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Spinach-Cambozola Stuffed Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>It doesn't get more romantic than a classic steak and lobster dinner. This Steak au Poivre and Broiled Lobster Tail with Roasted Asparagus is the perfect, easy, elegant, romantic restaurant-quality meal you and your lover will both love!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/steak-au-poivre-lobster-asparagus/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steak au Poivre and Broiled Lobster Tail with Roasted Asparagus;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Steak au Poivre and Broiled Lobster Tail with Roasted Asparagus</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>What we've got here is a cozy dinner that's easy to love. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/chicken-pinot-noir-with-wild-mushrooms-and-fresh-basil/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/feel-love-valentines-day-25-184211303.html" data-ylk="slk:25 Best Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">25 Best Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Italian-inspired, light, fresh, and filled with nourishment, this chicken and zucchini dish is perfect if you two want to eat healthy but still envelop your senses in indulgent flavors. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/chicken-bruschetta-zucchini-noodles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chicken Bruschetta with Zucchini Noodles;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chicken Bruschetta with Zucchini Noodles</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Juicy, moist chicken breasts are good? Stuff them with crab? Well that's hard to top. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/crab-stuffed-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breasts;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breasts</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>For this Blackened Halibut with Mango and Avocado Salsa, the lightly charred crust that results from “blackening” creates a pleasant contrast to this mild, flaky fish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/blackened-halibut-with-mango-and-avocado-salsa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Blackened Halibut with Mango-Avocado Salsa;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Blackened Halibut with Mango-Avocado Salsa</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Tender white fish like halibut and perky vegetables cooked in lemon juice make for a perfect dinner for two!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/butter-basted-halibut-with-lemon-braised-baby-vegetables/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Butter-Basted Halibut with Lemon-Braised Baby Vegetables;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Butter-Basted Halibut with Lemon-Braised Baby Vegetables</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Have some heat to kick off your night with this salmon and fresh vegetables are topped with a slightly spicy fruity glaze.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/pomegranate-orange-glazed-salmon-stir-fried-vegetables/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pomegranate and Orange-Glazed Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pomegranate and Orange-Glazed Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>From the moment it comes out of the oven, this stunning fish dish wins over hearts. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/mediterranean-fish-en-papillote/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mediterranean Fish en Papillote;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mediterranean Fish en Papillote</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/991100/cathypollak/best-valentine-treats-and-dessert-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:15 Best Valentine's Day Treat Ideas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">15 Best Valentine's Day Treat Ideas</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>You and your Valentine won't be able to resist this one pan dinner filled with juicy and briny goodness. Feel free to use frozen artichokes or jarred marinated artichokes if that is all you've got. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/shrimp-scampi-shallots-artichokes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shrimp Scampi with Shallots and Artichokes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shrimp Scampi with Shallots and Artichokes</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Pistachio Crusted Sea Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus is a beautiful, restaurant-quality meal that’s easy to prepare at home. It's the perfect for any private celebration for two!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/pistachio-encrusted-sea-scallops-with-champagne-risotto-and-roasted-asparagus/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pistachio-Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pistachio-Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Serve these succulent, ultra-savory sea scallops over a bed of pasta. And don't forget the glasses of wine.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/sea-scallops-bacon-sun-dried-tomato-alfredo-sauce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Balsamic salsa is worth eating with everything, especially these perfectly browned and juicy scallops.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/seared-sea-scallops-tomato-red-onion-balsamic-salsa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Seared Sea Scallops with Tomato, Red Onion and Balsamic Salsa;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Seared Sea Scallops with Tomato, Red Onion and Balsamic Salsa</a></strong></p>
<p>From A Chef's Kitchen</p><p>Seared Scallops with Smoky Sweet Corn Puree is a wonderful way to make the most of Valentine's day falling on what will probably be a busy weeknight. Use leftover grilled corn and enjoy an elegant dinner for two at the same time. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.fromachefskitchen.com/seared-scallops-with-smoky-sweet-corn-puree/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Seared Scallops with Smoky Sweet Corn Puree;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Seared Scallops with Smoky Sweet Corn Puree</a></strong></p>

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