A sensuous meal for Valentine's Day

Three perfect recipes for romance this Valentine's Day. 
 
This is my fantasy romantic meal. It's the meal I'll be cooking this Friday for Valentine's Day. It's not always easy for a couple to have Valentine's Day to spend together alone. Yet, if you do have the time (and a babysitter), either this Friday, or any other occasion, I can think of few more romantic or passionate meals to make for your lover.
 
Oysters' aphrodisiac effects may still be unproven, but the Champagne sauce, opposite, is guaranteed to work; decadence is always seductive. You can, of course, use sparkling wine and it will taste practically the same. This sauce is also excellent with baked fish, such as black sole or brill.
 
Fillet steak, also known as filet mignon or beef tenderloin, is the most tender cut of beef you can buy and, as a result, one of the most expensive. That makes it ideal as the main dish in a meal for two. You can, of course, decide just how rare or well done you prefer it to be, but fillet steak is considered at its very best when served rare. The rich, creamy brandy and mushroom sauce, opposite, is the perfect addition to the lean fillet steak. Served, of course, with plenty of chips, which can be deep-fried or oven-baked.
 
The amaretto tiramisu recipe is fast and easy, but it can be prepared hours ahead. I adore amaretto's sweet almond flavour, and here it makes for a smart short cut to a delicious dessert, which I think is essential if you're putting your heart into a meal such as this one – a meal to be cherished.
 

Three perfect recipes for romance this Valentine's Day:

Rachel Allen Feb 09, 2014 News