For the Kitchen-Challenged: Sneakily Simple Valentine's Day Meal

PHOTO: Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
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Valentine’s Day is your opportunity to do it up in the kitchen -- whether alone, with friends or with a loved one. Go big this year with a menu that sounds fancy and occasion-worthy, but is deceivingly easy to prepare. Click through for oysters, steak and chocolate recipes from the Tasting Table test kitchen that will get anyone in a romantic mood.

PHOTO: Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Butter Sauce
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Oysters are a common aphrodisiac, but eating them raw isn’t for everyone. Broiling them with garlic and butter makes for a much friendlier version.

PHOTO: Seared Rib-Eye with Salsa Verde
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Steak is everyone’s special occasion go-to, and adding a tangy salsa verde sets this recipe apart from the norm.

PHOTO: Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
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Chocolate sauce drizzles over ice cream-filled airy dough bites in this decadent recipe. Enough said.

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