What To Cook For Your Loved One This Valentine’s Day
If you don't fancy the idea of going to a restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day, why not whip up a delicious homemade meal for your loved one instead? Here are our suggestions for top-class romantic dishes you can serve this Valentine’s Day.
Lobster and langoustine with champagne sauce, skinny fries and green beans
This James Martin recipe is great for any seafood fan, pairing delicious fresh lobster and langoustines with a sauce made from fish stock, double cream, champagne, mushrooms, spinach, Gruyere cheese and British caviar.
Serve with crispy, salty homemade skinny fries and French beans seasoned with butter, salt and pepper.
There’s no way your partner won’t be impressed!
Duck breast with balsamic pears
Anyone who prefers a game recipe will love this duck dish from Delish. Pan fry duck breasts and serve with rice cooked with parsley and chives. To lift the strong flavours of the meat, prepare the pears by frying in some of the discarded duck fat and a mixture of balsamic vinegar, sugar, water, orange peel and fried shallots.
Once ready, serve with steamed spinach and you’ll have yourself a really elegant dinner for two.
Brown butter scallops with Parmesan risotto
You don’t have to eat out for a fancy meal, and some of the tastiest dishes are the simplest – as long as they’re cooked right.
A recipe we recommend is brown butter scallops served with parmesan risotto, which will leave your loved one amazed by your crafty work in the kitchen.
Sauté garlic and shallots in butter, then add Arborio rice. Keep coating the mixture with white wine and stock until it is creamy and cooked, adding the Parmesan cheese at the end.
Fry the scallops by heating them in a non-stick skillet with oil, shaking as they cook to prevent them from sticking to the pan. Flip them over after two to three minutes until they are golden brown.
Drizzle melted butter over the scallops and risotto when serving, and accompany with sauteed garlic spinach.