Romantic dinner ideas: Valentine’s dishes to impress

By Feb 8, 2021 Recipes

Nothing says romance like a thoughtful, home-cooked meal, prepped from scratch and made with bucket loads of love. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved one that you care, and what better way to do it than preparing an easy but impressive, delicious dish for you to share? 

With restrictions back in place for UAE restaurants and coronavirus cases climbing, it seems only fair to presume that many couples will opt to stay at home for the upcoming celebration. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a special evening. Light a candle, throw on some of your favourite tunes and enjoy good food with good company in the comfort of your home with our round-up of romantic dishes for two…

9 oz Fillet Steak with Autumnal Squash, Mustard and Sage Gratin

Because what’s Valentine’s Day without steak? Paired with our delicious twist on dauphinoise potatoes, a French classic, this entire dish screams decadence and is a real treat to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Check out more of our butternut squash recipes here.

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Creamy Cashew Nut Spaghetti Arrabiata

Spaghetti is an age-old tradition enjoyed by loved-up couples across the globe at this time of year. Remember that adorable scene in the Disney film, Lady & The Tramp? We dare you to recreate it with this delicious vegan dish!

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Lemony Prawn Risotto with Asparagus

Bright, tasty and oh-so-comforting – what more could you ask for? We have a number of risotto recipes but this is one of our all-time favourites.

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Pomegranate Salmon with Cauliflower Purée and Green Beans

We love this easy salmon dish for its luxurious feel but low calorie count. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s a great recipe for those short of time after work on Valentine’s Day this year. Is it just us that thinks the sprinkling of pomegranate seeds makes it all the more romantic?

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Chicken and Chorizo Paella with Peas and Sunny Aioli

Paella makes for the perfect sharing dish, served family-style in the centre of the table. We love this recipe for its pops of colour and pockets of Mediterranean flavours throughout. 

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If you enjoyed this post, you may be interested in reading more about our recipes. For our pick of mood-boosting dishes that are certain to brighten spirits during these strange times, click here.