Do you want to surprise your beloved on Valentine’s Day and make him feel special and so important to you without spending a lot of money? There are several perfect ideas that allow you to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day and celebrate this romantic occasion in a unique way to make this day memorable. You can purchase a nice and impressive gift, travel to a romantic place, go to the cinema for watching a romantic movie and other romantic ideas that can make this day memorable for both of you, but what are you going to do if you are going to celebrate this day at home? The best idea to surprise your beloved on such a romantic day if you are going to celebrate it at home is to cook his favorite food. Preparing a romantic dinner at home with candles for creating a romantic atmosphere does not cost a lot of money and will make your beloved feel special. There are countless romantic Valentine’s Day meals and recipe ideas that are presented every year. You can choose the recipe ideas that you like to prepare for your beloved or cook your beloved’s favorite food to make this romantic day memorable for both of you. Try to choose one of the following romantic Valentine’s Day meals and recipe ideas to surprise your beloved.
♥ Molten chocolate babycakes
Is there anyone who does not adore chocolate? It is impossible to say yes because chocolate is adored by almost all people regardless of their age. If your beloved is one of those who like chocolate, then you can surprise him with these mouth-watering molten chocolate babycakes that can be easily made.
The required ingredients include:
♦ 3 tbsp soft unsalted butter
♦ Soft unsalted butter for greasing
♦ 350 grams dark chocolate
♦ 4 large eggs
♦ Pinch of salt to be put with eggs
♦ 150 grams superfine sugar
♦ 50 grams all-purpose flour
♦ 1 tsp vanilla extract
♦ Before starting to do anything, you have to preheat your oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6/400ºF and put in a baking sheet.
♦ Draw three circles on a sheet of doubled baking parchment using one of the moulds and cut out the 6 discs to be placed into the base of the tins.
♦ Bring the dark chocolate, melt it and then leave it to slightly cool.
♦ Mix the superfine sugar and butter well and then beat in the eggs, vanilla and salt gradually.
♦ Add the flour until the whole mixture is smoothly combined and then add the cooled chocolate.
♦ After finishing, divide the mixture between the six moulds.
♦ Bring the baking sheet out of the oven and quickly arrange the moulds on it to be put again in the oven.
♦ Take the babycakes out of the oven after about 10-12 minutes and then put them on small plates to be served with crème anglaise, crème fraîche, ice cream or whipped cream.
♥ Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream and lime vinaigrette
♦ 4 slices of smoked salmon
♦ 10 large cooked prawns (peeled but don’t remove tails)
♦ 1 tsp horseradish cream
♦ 1 tbsp crème fraîche
♦ Lime juice of (1 lime)
♦ Finely grated zest of (½ lime)
♦ ½ tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
♦ 1 tsp honey (clear honey)
♦ 2 tbsp light olive oil
♦ 2 handfuls small leaf salad
♦ Mix the horseradish cream or sauce with the crème fraîche and add a little pepper and salt.
♦ Whisk the lime juice, honey, ginger and seasoning with the olive oil and then add the salad.
♦ Divide the smoked salmon and cooked prawns between two plates.
♦ Top with the horseradish cream and then pile the salad on top.
♦ Decorate the plates with the remaining dressing and then serve.
Other romantic Valentine’s Day meals and recipe ideas
Salmon & leek parcels, White chocolate & cardamom tart with raspberry dust, Beef & beer pie, Steak with mushroom puff tartlets, Sautéed scallops with mushrooms & spinach sauce, Feta-crusted lamb with rich tomato sauce, Pan-fried duck breast with creamed cabbage, chestnuts & caramelised pear, Warm honey cup puddings, Pink strawberry cheesecake, Simple squash risotto, Cheese Grits and Corn Pudding, Avocado and Strawberries with Honey Vinaigrette, Pumpkin Cannelloni with Sage Brown-Butter Sauce, Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata, Roasted Vegetable Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Caramelized Onion Tart and Pork Roast with Dried Fruit and Fresh Herbs.