Great Valentine's Recipes You Could Prepare

Are you looking for some nice Valentine's recipes to prepare?

Perhaps you would love to make an exceptional dinner for your special person but don't know where to find the right Valentine's recipes. Look no further - here are some excellent choices for your romantic meal.

Start with a light appetizer of grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto ham, or wrap the prosciutto around thin melon wedges and serve with a wedge of lemon.

An alternative choice for an appetizer would be to make crostini by slicing a baguette into 1/2 inch slices and lightly toasting. Mix 1 cup of diced plum tomatoes with about 2 tablespoons of fresh basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Rub one side of the bread with a peeled clove of garlic and pile the tomato mixture onto the toasted baguette slices, then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar just before serving.

A special and easy Valentine's recipe for your entree would be a cold lobster salad. Have the fish department in your grocery store cook the lobster for you and cut it in half lengthways - or you could buy frozen lobster tails, cook them and cool in the refrigerator. All you need to do to finish the dish is make a salad with mixed colorful greens, the vegetables of your choice and any additional ingredients you both like. Serve two halves of lobster on each plate of salad, and finish with a dollop of homemade mayonnaise and a sprig of fresh dill.

An easy but impressive Valentine's recipe is to cook fish in a parchment wrapper. This, like the lobster salad, can be mostly made ahead of time, which will give you time to relax with your Valentine. Simply butter a large piece of parchment paper, lay the fish on top and cover with aromatic herbs and some thinly sliced vegetables, such as carrot, zucchini, onion, mushrooms - whatever you know will go well with your choice of fish. Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 18 to 20 minutes and serve immediately.

If your Valentine isn't a seafood lover, you can cook a ready-prepared rack of lamb for your dinner together. This is very easy to prepare and simply needs to be served with the addition of vegetables.

I think, however, that the ultimate Valentine's recipe is Beef Wellington. This is deceptively easy to prepare and looks as if you spent hours in the kitchen!

For this Valentine's recipe, you will need:

  • 1 beef tenderloin (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (allow to thaw if frozen)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Some flour


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the tenderloin into a lightly greased roasting pan. Season with pepper. Roast for about 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 130 degrees F. Remove from the oven, cover the pan and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • Beat the egg and water together in a small bowl.

  • Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onion and gently cook until the mushrooms are tender and all the liquid has evaporated.

  • Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle measuring 4" longer and 4" wider than the tenderloin. Spoon the mushroom mixture onto the pastry sheet to within 1" of the edge. Position the tenderloin in the center of the mushroom mixture. Brush the edges of the pastry with the water. Fold the pastry lengthways over the beef and press firmly to make a seal. Tuck the ends underneath and place seam-side down onto a baking sheet. Brush with the egg mixture.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the meat registers 140 degrees F on a meat thermometer. Don't forget that Beef Wellington should always be served medium rare!

    If your Valentine is the pizza and beer type, surprise him with a homemade pizza - with a Valentine's recipe in the shape of a heart!

    You will want to keep dessert light, so serve a fresh fruit salad or some homemade heart-shaped cookies that you can turn into a cookie version of conversation hearts candy by frosting them and then writing cute sayings on them, such as "I love you" or "Be mine".

    Whichever Valentine's recipes you choose for your dinner, let us hope that your Valentine appreciates all of the work that you've put into making your time together so special.

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