Valentine’s Day Recipes To Impress

Valentine's Day recipes

Love is in the air, along with the smell of loving partners attempting to make a gourmet meal from scratch… Take the stress out of this romantic gesture this year by following one of these great Valentine’s Day recipes! Whether you simply turn an old favourite into something a little special, like this heart shaped peanut butter jelly toast above, or try your hand at creating a dish suitable for a 5 star establishment, it’s the thought that counts!

Valentine's Day recipes startersTomato And Basil Pesto Bruschetta 

This starter barely requires any cooking expertise whatsoever, as all you need to do is make sure that your bread doesn’t burn! Conjure up romance with this taste of Italy.

Ingredients: Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, Baguette, Green Pesto and Parmesan Cheese.

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Asparagus Bundles

This easy starter only takes around 25 minutes to prepare from start to finish! The real finesse in this dish is perfecting the presentation, so make sure to spend a bit of time

Ingredients: Asparagus, Parma Ham, Olive Oil, Lemon Thyme, Runny Honey, English Mustard, Shallot, Pine Nuts, Soft Goat’s Cheese, Lemon and Soda Bread.

Find the full recipe at Good Housekeeping.

Valentine's Day recipes drinksRose Prosecco

This posh prosecco is bound to bring a smile to your partner’s face and joy to their tastebuds! Simply put, it’s just normal prosecco with the addition of rose syrup to add a sweet and floral dimension to the fizzy goodness.

Ingredients: Prosecco and Rose Syrup.

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

English Rose

English Rose Cocktail Recipe

What really sets this cocktail apart is the sugar-lined rim that gives it a very attractive appearance. It’s also pretty toxic, with 3 different types of alcohol included, so make sure not too go overboard with your serving sizes!

Ingredients: Apricot Brandy, Gin, Dry Vermouth, Grenadine and Lemon Juice.

Find the full recipe at Mix That Drink.

Tiatip

Whilst this shot only has 2 ingredients, the differing densities of the liquids creates a layered effect that really looks the part. Why not try serving this classy cocktail in one of our awesome glass tumblers?

Ingredients: Tia Maria and Bailey’s.

Find the full recipe at Mix That Drink.

Valentine's Day recipes main courseOnglet Steak With Watercress Butter & Shoestring Potatoes

Who doesn’t love steak and chips? This recipe takes the classic dish to the next level, with thin and crispy shoestring potatoes replacing chunky chips and tender onglet steak (also known as hanger steak) replacing the standard ribeye or tenderloin cuts. Of all our Valentine’s Day recipes, this is probably the most indulgent.

Ingredients: Unsalted Butter, Watercress, Garlic Cloves, Lemon, Onglet (Hanger) Steak, Olive Oil, Maris Piper Potatoes, Fresh Parsley and Parmesan Cheese.

Find the full recipe at Delicious Magazine.

‘Engagement’ Chicken Pasta

Dinner for Two: Engagement Chicken Pasta

If you’re thinking about popping the question on February 14th, this might be a good dish to consider impressing with beforehand! It’s creamy, flavoursome and will definitely put you in the good books.

Ingredients: Spaghetti, Unsalted Butter, Fresh Thyme, Mushrooms, Ground Black Pepper, Salt, Chicken Breasts, Olive Oil, Dry White Wine and Cream Cheese.

Find the full recipe at Dessert For Two.

Moules Marinières

If seafood is more your thing, then you simply can’t go wrong with the French classic of Moules Marinières (or just plain old mussels to us unsophisticated English folk). Whatever its name, you can’t deny the pure deliciousness of this dish, featuring salty mussels, tangy white wine and pungent garlic.

Ingredients: Fresh Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Cloves, Spring Onions, Plum Tomatoes, White Wine, Butter, Fresh Parsley, Salt and Pepper.

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Brown Butter Scallops With Parmesan Risotto

Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto

Another great seafood plate is this tasty scallop risotto, which looks like it’s come straight out of a fancy restaurant. This isn’t the easiest (or quickest) meal you could cook on Valentine’s Day, but we think that the reward at the end is worth it!

Ingredients: Butter, Garlic Cloves, Shallots, Arborio Rice, White Wine, Chicken Broth, Parmesan Cheese, Grapeseed Oil, Scallops, Olive Oil, Minced Garlic and Spinach (or Kale).

Find the full recipe at Pinch Of Yum.

Valentine's Day recipes dessertsBerry Cheesecake In A Glass

Cheesecake that takes less than an hour to make from scratch? Sign us up! This no-bake cheesecake is the ideal, refreshing end to a lovely meal. Who said that Valentine’s Day recipes have to be difficult?

Ingredients: Mixed Berries, Golden Caster Sugar, Lemon, Ginger Biscuits, Butter, Icing Sugar and Mascarpone.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

You had us at ‘salted caramel’… This sticky, fruit and sweet dessert will leave you wanting more thanks to the balance of sweet and savoury flavours.

Ingredients: Thinly Sliced Apples, Salted Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ground Cloves, Vanilla Extract, Eggs, Milk, Flour, Baking Powder and Sea Salt.

Find the full recipe at Pinch Of Yum.

Vanilla & Raspberry Chia Pudding

This is a great pudding for couples who are watching their calories, at only 169kcal per serving! That doesn’t mean that it’s low on flavour though!

Ingredients: Almond Milk, Natural Yoghurt, Honey, Vanilla Pod, Chia Seeds, Raspberries and Mint Leaves.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Like the look of our Valentine’s Day recipes? Then check out our collection of glass tumblers – they’re perfect for presenting your posh desserts and cocktails in!

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