box of truffles and a Happy Valentine's Day note

Treat the one you love to a cosy evening in this February 14, with our selection of extra-special recipes that will really show you care.

Make Valentine’s Day one to remember this year, with these romantic recipes for two.

Wicked Champagne cocktail
two glasses of champage and pomegranate juice and a plate of pomegranate seeds

Start your meal in style with a vibrant pink cocktail. This recipe uses pomegranates, which are in season right now, but you’ll also get amazing results from puréed peaches or even strawberries come summertime.

Grilled scallops
grilled scallops on shells

Ready in just 15 minutes, this super-impressive starter is packed with flavours of the sea. The grilling method is a great way to cook scallops if you’re not confident pan-frying them.

Kung Pao chicken
plate of kung pao chicken with a side salad

This Szechuan-inspired chicken dish is spicy, slightly sweet and incredibly delicious. Serve with an elegant ribbon salad and enjoy with chopsticks.

Chargrilled squid
plate of squid salad with guacamole

Great as a starter or part of a tapas-style meal, this chargrilled squid is beautifully smoky. The perfect partner to rich, creamy homemade guacamole!

Venison steak-frites

Put a British twist on the French classic, and serve venison with crispy shoestring fries. Gorgeous with a dash of mustard, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly.

Asian-steamed sea bass
plate of full bass with asian sauce and slices of lemon

Cooking a whole fish adds a bit of wow-factor to your meal and is much simpler than you might think. Stuffing the cavity with chilli, ginger and garlic is super-easy and so, so tasty.

Saffron poached pears
cream being poured over a poached pear

Nothing beats a perfectly poached pear, infused with warming saffron and the light spice of cinnamon. Poach the pears the day before for maximum flavour, then just heat the syrup to pour over, serve with cream or ice cream and tuck in!

For more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out our collection of Dinners for Two.