Valentine's Day Recipes

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

We've hand selected a variety of recipes to make your day extra special... 

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch. Serve with either ham or smoked salmon.

Homemade hollandaise sauce is much easier to prepare than you may think and beats any kind of shop-bought variety. This recipe allows you to make six perfect poached eggs ready to serve at the same time. It's all in the prep!

Creamy mushroom vol-au-vents

There’s a reason why mushroom vol-au-vents – crisp, golden puff pastry with a creamy filling – will always be popular: they’re delicious! Serve them as a first course or light lunch – or see the recipe tip for making canapé sized vol-au-vents.

Rose prosecco cocktail

Try Sophie Dahl’s delicate and fragrant take on a champagne cocktail – perfect for special occasions or summer parties.

Bang bang cauliflower

If you want some banging chilli flavours, try these crisp coated cauliflower florets with a creamy spicy sauce for an irresistible starter, side dish or light meal.

Duck ragú with fresh pappardelle

A hearty Italian winter stew, served with fresh pappardelle and a chestnut and pancetta garnish.

Scallops beurre blanc

Simon Hopkinson's recipe for scallops will have you devouring every morsel from the plate.

Rhubarb gin

For this rhubarb-infused gin you will need to use bright pink, early forced rhubarb and allow at least 1 week after making before drinking. This gives the gin a beautiful pink colour and fresh, sweet rhubarb flavour. Add a few slices of fresh ginger, ½ vanilla pod or perhaps a star anise or a few strips blood orange zest if you want a more aromatic flavour.

Seitan skewers with easy satay sauce

These vegan seitan satay sticks are great threaded onto metal skewers and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with a cucumber, mint, lime and chilli salad.

Feta-stuffed lamb with fried potatoes

This stuffed lamb dinner for two tastes really special, but it’s deceptively quick and easy to make – microwave the potatoes to save time before flash-frying.

Valentine cupcakes

Make these light-as-a-feather cupcakes with their pretty pink decoration for someone you love.

Buttermilk pancakes with maple bacon

Thick, fluffy pancakes served the American way with glazed bacon and maple syrup. This easy buttermilk pancake recipe will save your brunch.

Pil pil prawns

Garlicky pil pil prawns with a little chilli heat and a little smoky paprika, do you need anything else? Plenty of bread to mop up, a fresh salad and someone to share with.

Vegan doughnuts

These easy vegan doughnuts only need a handful of store cupboard ingredients to make – serve them with raspberry jam for dipping or experiment with your favourite sweet sauces.

Passion fruit martini

The sweet and sour combination of vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and a simple vanilla syrup makes this party classic unique and delicious.

Chicken piccata

This delicious Italian dish of cheesy breadcrumbed chicken cooked in a creamy caper sauce is total comfort food. But it’s still impressive enough for a dinner party. Serve with pasta, noodles or rice.

Mushroom bourguignon

This vegan casserole is full of rich flavour and is much quicker to make than the traditional beef bourguignon. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or crusty bread.

Steak tacos with burnt corn salsa

Think you can't eat tacos and lose weight? Think again! A little goes a long way in these delicious steak tacos.

Croque monsieur

If you could only make one dish, it arguably should be this amazingly gooey croque monsieur (that's a toasted ham and cheese sandwich). This easy white sauce will elevate the ham and cheese toastie to new heights.

Chocolate lava cake

Donal's gloriously gooey chocolate lava cake is a big version of the molten chocolate fondant and comes with easy peanut butter no-churn ice cream.

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make an easy starter or quick supper. Mix and match the toppings to whatever you fancy.

 

 

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