Seafood has long been associated with romance and elegance, making it the perfect choice for a special occasion like a romantic dinner for two. Whether it's a classic dish like shrimp scampi or something more adventurous like grilled octopus, seafood offers a wide range of options for creating a memorable meal with your significant other.

In this blog, we'll explore some of the best seafood dishes to serve for a romantic dinner for two, as well as provide some recipe ideas to get you started.

Lobster Risotto


Lobster is often associated with luxury and indulgence, making it the perfect centerpiece for a romantic dinner. Lobster risotto is a classic Italian dish that combines tender chunks of lobster with creamy, savory risotto. This dish is both elegant and comforting, making it the perfect choice for a cozy night with your loved one.


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 cups chicken or seafood broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lobster tails and cook for 8-10 minutes, until the shells turn bright red and the meat is cooked through. Remove the lobster tails from the water and set them aside to cool.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until soft and fragrant.
  3. Add the Arborio rice and stir to coat with the butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the rice, is lightly toasted.
  4. Pour in the white wine and stir until it is fully absorbed by the rice. Begin adding the broth, one ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and waiting for each addition to be fully absorbed before adding the next.
  5. Once the rice is cooked through and the mixture is creamy, add the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
  6. Remove the lobster meat from the shells and chop into bite-sized pieces. Add the lobster meat to the risotto and stir gently to combine.
  7. Serve hot with a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top.


Pan-Seared Scallops


Scallops are a delicacy that can be prepared in a variety of ways, but pan-searing is a simple and elegant method that allows their natural sweetness to shine. 


  • 6-8 large sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Add the scallops to the skillet, leaving space between each scallop.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and slightly caramelized.
  5. Add the butter and garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional minute until the butter is melted and the garlic is fragrant.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the lemon juice, swirling the skillet to coat the scallops.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Enjoy your delicious pan-seared scallops!


Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa


Grilled swordfish is a flavorful and hearty dish that is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Its meaty texture and mild flavor make it a versatile fish that can be paired with a variety of sauces and seasonings.


  • 2 swordfish steaks, about 1 lb each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the swordfish steaks with salt and black pepper.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the swordfish and rub it in.
  4. Grill the swordfish for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the diced mango, red onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, honey, and lime juice.
  6. Mix well and season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Remove the swordfish steaks from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  8. Top each swordfish steak with a generous amount of mango salsa.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite side dish.

Enjoy your delicious grilled swordfish with mango salsa!


In conclusion, seafood offers a wide range of options for creating a romantic dinner for two. Whether you opt for the luxury of lobster risotto, the simplicity of pan-seared scallops, or the heartiness of grilled swordfish, these dishes are sure to impress your significant other and create a memorable evening. So go ahead and plan that special dinner, and enjoy the flavors and romance of seafood.