If you’re cooking dinner at home for Valentine’s Day, you want something simple, easy, but impressive. Here are some recipes, from a lobster bisque packed with flavor from the simmered lobster stock, to garlic shrimp with chorizo, to a heart-shaped margarita pie, delicious enough to make your loved one swoon. 

And for dessert ideas, check out these Italian sweets, for classic recipes that have won the hearts of many over the years.

Bob’s Lobster Bisque

Bob's Lobster Bisque, courtesy of Sean Merchant, executive chef at Bob's Steak & Chop House. (Courtesy of Bob's Steak & Chop House)
Bob’s Lobster Bisque, recipe by Sean Merchant, executive chef at Bob’s Steak & Chop House. (Courtesy of Bob’s Steak & Chop House)

Garlic Shrimp With Chorizo

Garlic Shrimp With Chorizo, Recipe courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg, chefs and co-owners, Blue Ribbon Restaurants, New York City. (Steve Hill)
Garlic Shrimp With Chorizo, recipe by Eric and Bruce Bromberg, chefs and co-owners, Blue Ribbon Restaurants, New York City. (Steve Hill)

Prosciutto di Parma and Goat Cheese Mousse Cups

Prosciutto di Parma and Goat Cheese Mousse Cups, recipe courtesy of Legends from Europe. (Legends from Europe)
Prosciutto di Parma and Goat Cheese Mousse Cups, recipe courtesy of Legends from Europe. (Legends from Europe)

Grilled Bone-In Ribeye With Grilled Carrots and Maître D’ Butter

Grilled Bone-In Ribeye With Grilled Carrots and Maître D' Butter, recipe by Troy Guard, Guard and Grace, Denver, Colorado. (Courtesy of Guard & Grace)
Grilled Bone-In Ribeye With Grilled Carrots and Maître D’ Butter, recipe by Troy Guard, Guard and Grace, Denver, Colorado. (Courtesy of Guard & Grace)

Bucatini With Confit Lemon and Black Pepper

Bucatini With Confit Lemon and Black Pepper from Laurent Tourondel, executive chef, L'Amico, Manhattan. (Courtesy of L'Amico)
Bucatini With Confit Lemon and Black Pepper, recipe by Laurent Tourondel, executive chef, L’Amico, Manhattan. (Courtesy of L’Amico)

A Heart-Shaped Margherita Pizza

A heart-shaped pie at Ribalta. (Courtesy of Ribalta)
A heart-shaped pie, recipe by Pasquale Cozzolino, executive chef, Ribalta, Manhattan. (Courtesy of Ribalta)