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Recipes for special occasions

Four simple Valentine’s Day meal recipes to impress that special someone

Creating a delicious Valentine’s Day meal for your loved one shouldn’t be a chore. Susan Jung reveals some dishes that don’t require hours of labour but will still make you look a whizz in the kitchen

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 February, 2018, 7:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 12 February, 2018, 7:30pm

Grilled pork with pomegranate molasses and rosewater glaze / Pearl couscous salad / Chocolate mousse with raspberries

When Valentine’s Day falls on a work day, it’s easy to think you don’t have time to prepare a thoughtful, romantic meal for your loved one. For these dishes, everything can be prepared ahead, so all you need to do on the big night is add the finishing touches.

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Five-spice duck breast salad / Strawberry shortcakes

Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day idea for a romantic home-cooked evening meal? These dishes are easy and don’t require any shopping beyond what you can find at the frozen meat shop (for the duck breasts) and your neighbourhood supermarket (for everything else).

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Crab soufflés / Chocolate fondue

Should the evening take an intimate turn, the last thing you want is to feel bloated. This is a light meal you can prepare for Valentine’s Day that will leave both of you with an appetite for other things later.

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Chocolate maple mousse / Milk chocolate cinnamon truffles

If you’ve already made up your mind what to prepare for a main dish but aren’t sure what to whip up after, here are two delicious dessert ideas for the perfect end to the meal.

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