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8 romantic recipes to cook for someone you love (including yourself)

Food is the language of love, and with Valentines day just around the corner it is the perfect opportunity to impress with one of these romantic recipes. Whether you go for a classic steak paired with a nice red wine, or something more advanced – show your love to your partner, your family, friends or dedicate the time to treat yourself. 

1. Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak

Follow this method to get a perfectly grilled steak every time – the secret is to make sure you rest them for 10 minutes.

2. Steaks with Romesco Sauce

While travel isn’t possible, recreate the flavour of Spain with this delicious Romesco sauce that makes the most of summer tomatoes.

3. Barbecued Eye Fillet with Carrots, Eggplant & Israeli Couscous Salad

This barbecued eye fillet is the way to anyone’s heart.

4. Beef Shin Ragu

If Italian is the language of love, then this ragu is it's pasta equivalent. Cook with a glass of wine in hand and some good music playing.

5. Mustard Pan-fried Scotch Fillet Steak with a Quick Béarnaise

Cooking a romantic meal doesn’t need to take you hours - this one only takes 18 minutes!

6. Red Wine & Minty Lamb Shanks

These impressive lamb shanks are slowly cooked in a delicious sauce until they fall apart.

7. Beef Wellington

Impressive, and surprisingly easy, a beef wellington is a classic for a reason.

8. Lamb Backstrap with Smoky Eggplant and Pearl Barley

This show-stopping recipe takes a meltingly tender cut of lamb and pairs it with bold, impressive flavours.

Posted by Julia Gardner

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