Spoil someone you love or celebrate a special occasion with a properly delicious meal cooked from scratch.

What’s more, most of these beautiful dinner recipes for two are deceptively simple, so you can stay calm as a cucumber in the kitchen.

SIZZLING SIRLOIN

meat recipe

There’s garlicky aubergines, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, but the real beauty of this delicious steak recipe are the pan juices that you use to dress the plate at the end.

FISH IN CRAZY WATER

fish recipe

This fantastic method shows just how easy it can be to cook whole fish on the bone, giving better flavour and succulence. Everything really gives to everything on the flavour front in this dish – it’s a beautiful thing.

JAMIE’S PORK RAMEN

If you want to spend a little time in the kitchen, check out Jamie’s epic ramen. A truly indulgent feast of fresh noodles, tender pork belly, rich soy-marinated eggs, vibrant greens and punchy pickles.

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TRUFFLE TAGLIATELLE

Gennaro shows how it’s done, with this  indulgent recipe for truffle pasta, made in a Tuscan olive grove. If you’re lucky enough to have some truffles to cook with, this is the purest way to enjoy them!

LOVE DUMPLINGS

Japanese recipe

These prawn parcels are light, full of flavour and a real pleasure. Pop them in the middle of the table, then get sharing and dipping – it’s about as romantic as it gets.

SUPER GREEN SPAGHETTI

Italian recipe - super green spaghetti

For maximum impact, serve this beautiful green pasta dish with just a crumble of ricotta and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy as an Italian-style ‘primi’ starter course, or as a main.

For more inspiration, head to our full collection of dinner recipes for two!