Find a Valentine's meal to make instead of going out for a guaranteed night of romance! We have loads of Valentine's dinner ideas that are as easy as they are impressive.
Savoury and cheesy. Superb vegetarian dish for dinner parties. You can substitute Pecorino Romano for Parmesan, and porcinis for chanterelles.
This is a fab combination of flavours - cheesy, creamy and spicy all in one go. Indulgently delicious!
Sambuca gives a lovely flavour to this simple pasta dish with mushrooms, garlic, leek, cream and cheese. Cooked then grilled with a lemon and herb crunchy topping. Serves 2
I pan-fried the fish so the skin was deliciously crispy, complimenting the soft, creamy risotto perfectly. This is the perfect meal if you want to impress!
I make my alfredo sauce with the extra ingredient of single cream as it creates a thicker, creamier sauce. I added smoked bacon, mushrooms and chives, but this would also be great with chicken and a different herb such as parsley.
Be careful when making this dish. Like a magic love potion, it brings out the lover in anyone. I learned very quickly not to prepare this for a mere 'casual date' - unless you want that date to become something more!
A fast and easy preparation for pan-fried steak with a rich sauce that's delicious with mash and tenderstem broccoli.
Slowly roasted in their skins, shallots and garlic have a mellow sweetness that marries beautifully with juicy chargrilled fillet steak. Try serving with new potatoes roasted in their skins and sprinkled with chopped fresh thyme, and a green vegetable or salad.
Beef Wellington should always be served with the centre slightly pink. Enjoy!
This is a rack of lamb dish with rosemary and mint demi-glace. Serve with oven roasted red potatoes and sauteed green beans amandine. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Buy a seven bone rack of lamb, and have the butcher trim the fat cap and in between the bones for you, and save these trimmings for roasting.
Worth the effort! Tender and flavourful, great for a dinner party. Make the sauce a day ahead to cut down on the prep time.
Chicken Kiev is a dish consisting of a chicken breast wrapped around a piece of herbed and seasoned butter, then breaded and deep fried. Here's a recipe for the real deal.
An easy, make-ahead, delicious way to serve fillet. A nice twist on the standard beef Wellington - without the traditional pâté de foie gras. You'll want flavourful mushrooms like criminis, portobellos or even porcinis or morels. For the wine, choose something rich you would actually drink - a good Shiraz is fantastic.
Tender veal escalopes surround succulent pork sausagemeat, and are served over a bed of steamed green beans.
This luxury sauce benefits from fabulous, thick Cornish clotted cream, and it couldn’t be easier to make!
A succulent fillet of beef is roasted, and then covered in a delicious green peppercorn sauce. This is a real treat and a favourite with my guests. Serve with roast potatoes and some seasonal vegetables for an unforgettable meal. Recipe is for two hungry people, but can easily be doubled. Cooking time for the beef stays the same.
Duck breasts are pan roasted with a hint of cinnamon, then served with a ruby red raspberry sauce.
The secret to perfect steak at home is finishing it under the grill! Once I tried this method, I never looked back. Cooking steak under the grill is foolproof and takes minutes to prepare.
Anyone who truly loves you will love you with garlic breath, too! Chicken is pan seared and then finishes cooking on a bed of garlic cloves. Toss with tagliatelle and herbed tomatoes and onions. Use any cut of chicken you like with this recipe - two pieces per person.
Succulent swordfish is baked in a simple, delicate Caribbean-inspired chutney marinade. An innovative way to use a store-cupboard staple.