A special light but flavoursome starter for any romantic Valentine’s meal. Salmon roe is available from fishmongers and supermarkets, or look for tobiko (smaller eggs) in Japanese shops or at japancentre.com.
Looking for a light salad to start your Valentine’s meal with? Try this watercress, mango and duck one. The mango in this recipe adds a fresh, juicy burst of flavour to a smart Asian-inspired duck salad.
Ever deep-fried ravioli? It’s great date food! A few cheat’s ingredients make this impressive starter quick and easy to make, which means more time to spend with your Valentine! It’s got to be one of our best ever Valentine’s Day recipes for two.
These on-trend oysters are a great way to start your romantic Valentine’s meal. They are rich with flavours of garlic and butter. Plus, they look impressive too.
This simple Asian dish is super healthy and an alternative way to start your date night.
This makes a really quick but impressive looking starter. The pea puree is quite soft, so it doubles up as a sauce. You can make the pea puree before your guests arrive and then the scallops (which are flavoured with only a little cumin and salt) take just minutes to cook.
These grilled scallops are super easy to make, low in calories and look impressive. Served with a vibrant Vietnamese herb sauce, this recipe is fresh and a great starter for 2.
If you thought a souffles was something only to be attempted by skilled chefs, think again. This easy blue cheese souffles is guaranteed to work, just follow the step-by-step instructions and yours will turn out perfectly. Who said cheese can’t be romantic?
A classic blend of flavours, perfect for the vegetarian in your life. Open ravioli is much quicker to make, and the result looks pretty sophisticated too.
For all you goat’s cheese lovers out there, this is next-level goodness. The crunchiness of the breadcrumbs works wonders with the melting middle and the sweetness of the chutney to create the perfect flavour combination.
Save time and still impress with this super-simple starter. Ready in 20 minutes, it’s perfect for a romantic date this Valentine’s Day.
These classic manti take quite a bit of work to make but are well worth it for a showstopping Valentine’s meal. A great way to start off an indulgent meal.
Check out this impressive homemade ravioli recipe with egg yolk and crispy sage. Putting egg yolks into the middle of the ravioli means that they burst when cut into, mixing with the ’nduja and ricotta to give you a delicious sauce.
Cook a steak for the one you love this Valentine’s Day and serve it with chimichurri – a punchy South American salsa that’ll heat things up a little.
Dan Doherty’s romantic recipe for spiced lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine is the best ever Valentine’s recipe for two; as long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty!
The perfect date-night food. Lobster tails are a good-value way to buy lobster, though if you have access to a whole lobster add the claw meat to the recipe as well. What better way to treat your Valentine?
Looking for a light and healthy Valentine’s Day reicpe? Try our fennel sea bass. It’s roasted in the same pan as the sweet potato wedges, so it’s nice and quick to prepare.
Crack the crust of at the table for maximum wow-factor on Valentine’s Day. This seabass recipe is filled with a Mediterranean mix of courgettes, peppers, asparagus, onions and sliced potatoes to add colour and texture.
A colourful idea for pan-fried lamb. The light pink buttery radishes make a pretty side for a romantic meal. Perk it up with a little dash of white miso paste.
Crab thermidor is such a beautiful Valentine’s Day dish. It takes a little effort, but surely she/he is worth it?
Everyone loves mac ’n’ cheese, but the addition of sweet, rich lobster turns this into a luxurious treat. Make it for the one you love this year.
This recipe for chargrilled steak with Tabasco butter and avocado salad is guaranteed to be a new favourite. The Tabasco butter adds a spicy kick and the avocado salad keeps it fresh.
Check out this super creamy passion fruit panna cotta. This quick and simple panna cotta recipe can be made easily in advance, plus it looks impressive too.
You can whip up a soufflé in no time, if you follow our recipe carefully. Serve with boozy Armagnac custard for extra brownie points.
Rhubarb and rosemary work wonders together, especially in Eton mess. A sweet, pink and playful dessert to finish off a romantic evening.
These olive oil chocolate pots with orange and sea salt are seriously creamy and indulgent. They’re super simple to make and are an indulgent way to end your date night.
Impress your loved ones with these light-as-air pistachio and white chocolate soufflés for a showstopping Valentine’s Day dessert.
Check out this impressive looking caramel tart from Edd Kimber. This decadent dessert recipe with nuts, chocolate ganache and coffee, is the perfect way to finish off your Valentines meal.
An easy recipe for a melt-in-the-middle chocolate dessert. Sure to be an absolute winner for Valentine’s Day!
Ground almonds make our caprese cake deliciously smooth. And who can resists chocolate on Valentine’s Day?
Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a chocolate fondant and we’ve made it even better by adding salted caramel.
Something for afters…
Make pistachio-studded chocolate truffles to really impress your sweetheart. Try adding Baileys, dark rum or orange essence for an extra kick. Deceptively easy to make – promise!
A foolproof traditional brownie recipe topped with indulgent peanut butter fudge. These easy decadent brownies are the ideal dinner party treat to serve with coffee, or an indulgent afternoon snack.
Show some love this Valentine’s Day with these Valentine’s lemon meringue cupcakes – easy to make and perfect for sharing
Barazek cookies or biscuits are thin, crispy and usually come with sesame and pistachios. They’re easy-to-make and are traditionally served as sweet treats in Syrian bakeries.
We’ve taken the classic British combination, strawberries and cream and transformed it into a donut. These donuts are not only incredibly moreish and easy to make, they’re a perfect summertime treat.
These homemade grenadine and champagne cocktails are an easy way to impress your Valentine… after all, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without bubbles!
With hints of lavender, rose and ripe citrus, this refreshing floral cocktail is a super easy drink to make for Valentine’s Day.
We’ve given a classic ramos gin fizz an update for Valentine’s Day, swapping the usual orange blossom water for rose water and adding a touch of homemade rhubarb syrup to give it a blush of pink. It’s delicate in flavour and creamy enough to replace dessert, and is bound to impress.
Swapping the gin for prosecco makes for a lighter negroni and softens the bitterness, an ideal aperitif for those who find a classic negroni a bit much.
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