Romantic Dinner for Two on Valentines

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Why go out to an expensive restaurant on Valentines, when prices are hiked and the music is cheesy? Stay at home and whip up a romantic dinner for two with our simple starter and main course. These recipes are so easy we guarantee anyone can cook them!

Ginger and Chilli Prawns

A simple starter that can be made very quickly.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 green or red chilli, finely chopped, seeds discarded
  • 1 cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 200g king prawns or peeled prawns
  • small handful of coriander, chopped
  • lemon for garnish

What to do:

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the chopped chilli, paprika and ginger.
  • Fry for one or two minutes til ginger is golden.
  • Add the prawns and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chopped coriander, stir briefly, and serve with slices of lemon.

Filet steak

Classic, very simple, and delicious.

You will need:

  • 2 beef filet steaks, about 150g each
  • black pepper
  • watercress
  • new potatoes
  • butter
  • parsley

What to do:

  • Boil the potatoes til soft then garnish with butter.
  • Meanwhile rub the steaks with a drizzle of oil then sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Heat a frying pan or griddle pan til hot and cook steaks to your preference.
  • For medium rare, 2 minutes each side, for medium 3 minutes each side, for well-done 4 minutes each side.
  • Leave to rest for a couple of minutes then serve with watercress and new potatoes.