25 delectable recipes for Valentine's Day at home
...because nothing says 'I love and appreciate you' more than comforting home cooking.

25 delectable recipes for Valentine's Day at home

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, a couple of your closest friends or as a family, nothing says ‘I love and appreciate you’ more than comforting home cooking.

We’ve rustled together 25 of our favourite extra-special recipes to inspire your Valentine’s Day menu, ranging from risotto bon bons and truffled mushroom ragu gnocchi, to chilli-chocolate beef fillet and decadent fondant puddings. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Petit Fours
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Red Velvet Petit Fours

These gorgeous Red Velvet Petit Fours make for the most irresistible Valentine’s Day treat or take-home gift for your loved ones. Made with NOMU Cocoa and Vanilla Paste, they don’t just look good but taste delicious too!
Strawberries
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These are so easy – and perfect to serve at a cocktail party or as a very simple dessert. Use your favourite fruit or the best of what’s in season. Cherries on the stalk or Cape gooseberries are also perfect!
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These chocolatey puddings can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for unexpected guests. Simply bake from frozen for instant indulgence!
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These rich, creamy, custardy puddings sing with delicious salted caramel flavour. Served with crisp homemade tuile cookies on the side, these sophisticated puds are great for special occasions!
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A quick, easy and light pasta dish that can be enjoyed as a starter or main. This recipe is also delicious with prawns or crayfish tails.
Quile Rose Petal Sauce
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“I’ve always been curious about this exotic recipe from Laura Esquivel’s book Like Water for Chocolate. Unusual ingredients like pureed chestnuts, cactus fruit and rose petals may not always be in your pantry, but what better occasion than Valentine’s Day to inspire some magic through your meal!” – Tracy Foulkes, founder & co-owner of NOMU
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Vino Cotta (literally translated to ‘cooked wine’) is a thick, sweet, syrupy Italian condiment made by slowly reducing grape must until the natural sugars are caramelised. If you can’t find it in stores, see our Tips for an easy homemade substitute.
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Lusty crusty pizza with earthy flavours of potato, thyme and truffles.
Risotto Bon Bons
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An elegant and sophisticated starter for date night
Cherry Vodka Martini
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Beef Fillet with Chocolate-Chilli Sauce
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A deliciously unusual savoury dish that features NOMU Coffee Rub and NOMU Decadent Hot Chocolate
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Perfectly pink rib eye steak served with a rich red wine sauce. The addition of bone marrow makes this a decadent dish.
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Lemon Creams
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A quick, easy and light dessert to end off a rich meal
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There’s no better way to showcase the silky smoothness of the NOMU Decadent Hot Chocolate than by melting into a bowl, and dipping sugar-coated, deep-fried treats into it!

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