There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine鈥檚 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鈥檙e celebrating the holiday solo or with a special someone.

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1. Simple Sriracha Salmon: It couldn鈥檛 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)

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2. Raspberry Chile Cr猫me Br没l茅e: Habaneros bring the heat to make this sneakily spiced twist on the typical cr猫me br没l茅e. (via The Devil Wears Parsley)

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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)

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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15. Spicy Chocolate Cake With Jalape帽o Fudge Frosting: The hot stuff doesn鈥檛 stop with the cayenne-spiced batter. Nope, a fudgy jalape帽o ganache frosting takes this creation to the next level. (via Heather Christo)

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

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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)

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18. Jalape帽o Strawberry Ice Cream: Talk about a mix of fire and ice. The sensation of hot candied jalape帽os and chilly ice cream will have your taste buds wondering what鈥檚 next. (via Local Milk)

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

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