If you’re staying for Valentine’s Day, it’s a great opportunity to impress your partner with a fine seafood feast. Whether you want to cook a meal from scratch or just reheat something that’s already been prepared for you, I’ve rounded up some great options below. From king crab legs to caviar, these fine seafood boxes are perfect for a romantic dinner at home.
Alaskan Salmon Company Chef’s Pick
Unless you catch it yourself, it doesn’t get much fresher than Alaskan Salmon Company seafood. Every piece of seafood they ship to their customers is hand-cut, vacuum-sealed (in individual portions for convenience), frozen, and shipped in an insulated box with dry ice. This curated box of Alaskan seafood changes depending on what’s available and the season. Right now it’s sockeye salmon, Alaskan cod, and Alaskan black cod. A subscription lowers the price of a box, which includes 12 nets, by $15.
Founder Kyle Lee told Forbes that Black Cod has been a huge hit with their customers. “The majority of Alaskan black cod is exported to Japan (where it’s prized for its quality and buttery flavor profile), but now we’re offering it directly to consumers along with our most popular Copper River salmon. sold,” he said.
To buy: Alaskan Salmon Company Chef’s Selection, $189
Lobster Bun Kit
Take your Valentine to summer in the Hamptons with this lobster roll kit from a sustainable seafood shack that’s been around for over 50 years. There’s a hot and cold option, and both kits include everything you need: a pound of lobster meat, two mini jars of mayonnaise, a packet of special seasoning, butter, Nova Scotia-style rolls. England and a lemon. There are enough ingredients to make four lobster rolls, plus four bags of kettle-cooked chips.
To buy: Breakfast Lobster Roll Kit, $129
Caviar Osetra, Plain Gourmet Premium Box and Artisan Pasta
Impress your Valentine by cooking a fancy dinner at home, complete with caviar and uni. This gourmet meal kit is curated by Dorasti, a Los Angeles-based direct-to-consumer wholesale distributor of fine caviar and other gourmet products. It’s umami overload in the best possible way: handmade bucatini tossed in a garlic butter uni sauce topped with more uni pieces and caviar.
To buy: Osetra Caviar, Plain Premium Gourmet Box and Artisan Pasta, $249
Shaw’s Crab House Alaskan Red King Crab Leg Kit
One of the benefits of eating at home is that you don’t have to worry about making a mess. Put on one of the bibs included in this kit and dive into that crab leg feast with your Valentine. The kit comes with two pounds of premium Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, clarified butter, and mustard mayonnaise. King crab legs are a Chicago seafood restaurant signature, and you can add two deep-dish pizzas from Lou Malnati for an extra $30.
To buy: Shaw’s Crab House Alaskan Red King Crab Leg Kit, $159.99
MakiMaki Sushi Roll Kit for two
This fish meal kit is one dinner and one activity in one. It includes everything you need to make restaurant-quality sushi rolls, with step-by-step instructions to guide you if you’re new to sushi making. It comes with salmon, tuna, kanikama (imitation crabmeat), sushi rice, nori, vegetables, a bamboo rolling mat and a rice spatula. You can choose to add more fish or condiments to the kit at an additional cost.
To buy: MakiMaki sushi roll kit for two, $125
Low Country Steamer Steamer for Shrimp
If you love boiling seafood, get this steamer that takes care of all the preparation. It includes large shrimp, andouille sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes, and your choice of seasoning. To prepare, simply pour water into the pot, steam it on the stovetop, then spread your feast on the included paper tablecloth (or in a bowl if you’re worried about messing up your table).
To buy: Low Country Steamer Topsail Shrimp Steamer, $109
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Maine Shore Dinner for Two
Savor a taste of Maine with this epic oven-ready lobster bake. This meal includes two lobster tails, a dozen mussels, eight shrimp, eight sea scallops and two corn on the cob, all topped with a lemon herb butter sauce. It comes in a foil smoker bag that you can cook on a grill or in the oven.
To buy: Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Maine Shore Dinner for two, $130
Rastelli’s Super Seafood Pack
For Valentine’s Day and beyond, stock your freezer with quality seafood fillets from a premium online butcher. Rastelli’s Seafood Super Pack includes four pieces of each type of fish: Faroese Salmon Fillets, Wild Mahi Mahi, Wild Swordfish, Wild Icelandic Cod, Wild Yellowfin Tuna, Wild Chilean and Maryland Sea Bass. style crab cakes.
To buy: Rastelli’s Super Seafood Pack, $219