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  • Merlot-poached pears with vanilla & cinnamon

    Merlot-poached pears with vanilla & cinnamon

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Whole poached pears make an elegant dinner party dessert, with a red wine sauce and fragrant cinnamon and vanilla

  • Salted caramel popcorn pots

    Salted caramel popcorn pots

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    Sweet and salty, this decadent dessert is served in individual pots, with a caramel puddle at the base and a creamy panna cotta topping

  • Braised ox cheek wellingtons with peppercorn gravy

    Braised ox cheek wellingtons with peppercorn gravy

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.14 ratings

    Crisp puff pastry covers tender meat in these individual wellingtons – the ultimate main course for a romantic Valentine's Day meal for two

  • Hot mocha puddings

    Hot mocha puddings

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

  • Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles

    Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make these easy homemade truffles as an edible gift or after dinner treat - balance heat from the chilli with cooling mint extract

  • Mediterranean fig & mozzarella salad

    Mediterranean fig & mozzarella salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    If you want to make this more substantial, you could serve some prosciutto or Serrano ham with it

  • Ginger treacle sponge

    Ginger treacle sponge

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite

  • Chocolate fondant with blob of ice cream and molten centre

    Chocolate fondant

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.279 ratings

    A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

  • One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

    One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.460 ratings

    For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon

  • Zesty strawberries with Cointreau

    Zesty strawberries with Cointreau

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make the most of the fresh taste of British strawberries with this simple recipe. In season from the end of May

  • Lobster with Thermidor butter

    Lobster with Thermidor butter

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    A luxury that has been prized by chefs for years, so make the most of it with this cheat's classic

  • Steak & sticky red wine shallots

    Steak & sticky red wine shallots

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 ratings

    People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes

  • Mocha fondant puddings

    Mocha fondant puddings

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.7 ratings

    With their molten, oozing centres, these puddings are guaranteed to impress.

  • Chilli chicken one-pot

    Chilli chicken one-pot

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.117 ratings

    A prepare-ahead one pot that will please all ages and is easily made for a crowd, just reheat and add some garlic bread and a salad

  • Rib-eye steak with basil hollandaise

    Rib-eye steak with basil hollandaise

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.13 ratings

    Gordon takes steak and chips to a new level with a sharing slab of prime rib-eye that's just right for sharing. The perfect Valentine's treat for any steak lover

  • Steak in red wine sauce

    Steak in red wine sauce

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    A versatile sauce great on lots of meat dishes, and perfect for steak - a comforting main for a dinner party.

  • Bacon-wrapped monkfish

    Bacon-wrapped monkfish

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.16 ratings

    Choose dry-cured, thinly sliced bacon for this dish – the crisp texture works well with the firm, meaty monkfish

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