Resist the temptation of a supermarket meal deal on 14 February and show your loved one you care by cooking a stylish supper that’s sure to impress. Follow this Valentine’s Day menu for classic recipe ideas and an easy shopping list.
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We’ve put together a romantic menu to serve two people. Tuck into a salmon starter, succulent steak & chips main and a salted caramel & chocolate dessert. Make a pair of passion fruit martini cocktails, and enjoy!
Classic Valentine’s Day recipes
You can prepare the starter and dessert a day or two ahead, if you like. The main and cocktails are quick and easy to make on Valentine’s Day itself.
Starter: sophisticated smoked salmon
Main: Steak & chips for two
Dessert: Salted caramel chocolate pots
Cocktail: Passion fruit martini
This easy passion fruit martini is the perfect cocktail with which to begin or end your Valentine’s dinner. You can make your own sugar syrup by boiling equal quantities of sugar and water in a pan for about 5 mins until a syrupy consistency.
More Valentine’s dinner ideas:
More classic starters
Smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche & beetroot
Crab & citrus salad with Chardonnay dressing
Ultimate onion rings with bacon mayo
Prawn bruschetta with lemony fennel salad
Smoked salmon & avocado sushi
More romantic mains
Braised ox cheek Wellingtons with peppercorn gravy
Spiced lamb with lemon & herb quinoa
Onglet steak with red wine shallots
Duck legs braised with Seville oranges
Butter-roasted supreme of chicken with wild mushroom & potato gratin
More decadent desserts
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