Do you hate the idea of busy restaurants with over priced set meals and closely packed tables for two on Valentine’s Day? Me too. On the other hand there is nothing romantic about spending time being frazzled in the kitchen.

The solution? A yummy prep-ahead menu for two, some candles, a nice bottle of wine ….then huddle down for the evening, just the pair of you to enjoy dinner and each other.

Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

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Sizzling scallops

Scallops have enjoyed an aphrodisiac reputation since ancient Greece. Legend has it that the goddess of love Aphrodite was transported to earth on the shell of a scallop, which makes this the perfect starter for a romantic supper!

Steak with chimichurri dressing

A simple, scrummy dish that takes just 30 minutes to prepare, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the evening.

The chimichurri dressing can be made several hours in advance and you can also marinate the steak ahead of serving. If you do this, keep the steaks in the fridge and bring them back to room temperature 15 minutes before cooking.

And to finish ….. a moreish chocolate mousse

Just 15 minutes to whip up then leave it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours… the sort of dessert that says
‘I heart you big time’

with love

anna-x