18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy
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18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy

There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine’s Day, but this collection of 18 recipes will literally warm things up. Each course, from appetizers to mains to dessert, packs some serious heat. In other words: Get ready for a red-hot night whether you’re celebrating the holiday solo or with a special someone.

1. Simple Sriracha Salmon: It couldn’t be easier to get this honey-Sriracha-glazed salmon on the table. Simply pop it in a hot oven, and dinner will be ready in no time. (via For the Love of Basil)

2. Raspberry Chile Crème Brûlée: Habaneros bring the heat to make this sneakily spiced twist on the typical crème brûlée. (via The Devil Wears Parsley)

3. Spaghetti Puttanesca: You can practically make this sauce in the time it takes for your pasta to boil. The spicy, slightly briny flavors in every twirl will tantalize the senses. (via Domestic Dreamboat)

4. Chocolate Cake With Mexican Chocolate Frosting: A blend of cayenne, cinnamon and nutmeg warm up the whipped ganache frosting that’s spread over layers of moist chocolate cake. But it’s the homemade candied serrano pepper garnish that adds the final touch of fiery flavor. (via Baking a Moment)

5. Lobster Crostini With Buttery Tomato and Champagne Sauce: The heat level of these sexy crostini can easily be tailored to your taste buds. Just use a little hot sauce to spice up the buttery tomato-Champagne glaze that crowns those sweet lumps of lobster. (via What Katie Ate)

6. Italian Deli Pizza: Hot peppers and salami add a nice kick to this submarine sandwich-inspired pie. (via The Wood Fired Enthusiast)

7. Sriracha Chocolate Dulce de Leche Tart: This caramel and chocolate tart can take the heat… but can you? (via Sift and Whisk)

8. Spicy Seattle Tuna Rolls: You could go with heart-shaped sushi this Valentine’s day, but hand rolls are hands down a whole lot faster to make, and every bit as delicious. (via Bon Appétit)

9. Pan-Seared Halibut With Citrus Jalapeno Salsa: Tangy grapefruit, orange and lime salsa is boosted with jalapeño, onion and cilantro to create an awesome topping for flaky halibut. (via Domesticate Me)

10. Spicy Roasted Ratatouille With Spaghetti (Vegetarian): Serve this melange of roasted veggies over spaghetti or your favorite steamed grain; it’ll put a smile on your face either way. (via Cookie and Kate)

11. Spanish Lamb Meatballs With Spicy Tomato Sauce: Re-create the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp by serving these succulent meatballs atop a tangle of noodles. (via Fork Knife Swoon)

12. Flourless Chocolate Cayenne Cake (Gluten-Free): You only need a small slice of this rich chocolate cake to satisfy your spicy-sweet cravings. (via What Jew Wanna Eat)

13. Oysters With BBQ Bourbon Chipotle Butter: These oysters know how to set the mood for the evening. (via Hog Island Oysters)

14. Chili-Honey Baklava: You’ll be licking your fingers to get every last crumb of these sticky-sweet layers of pastry and almonds. (via The Botanical Baker)

15. Spicy Chocolate Cake With Jalapeño Fudge Frosting: The hot stuff doesn’t stop with the cayenne-spiced batter. Nope, a fudgy jalapeño ganache frosting takes this creation to the next level. (via Heather Christo)

16. The Killer B Cocktail: Simple syrup infused with chilis and peppercorns makes for one piquant gin-lemon cocktail. (via Saveur)

17. Honey-Pepper Figs: Simply drizzle fresh figs with honey and add a sprinkle of feta, mint and hot pepper flakes to make this awesome starter. (via Darling Fig)

18. Jalapeño Strawberry Ice Cream: Talk about a mix of fire and ice. The sensation of hot candied jalapeños and chilly ice cream will have your taste buds wondering what’s next. (via Local Milk)

Share your favorite spicy Valentine’s Day-worthy eats in the comments!