A Recipe For Romance: Newly Matched

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You can’t stop thinking about each other, gazing into each other’s’ eyes meaningfully and love spending time together…but also, you’re definitely still trying to impress each other!

Valentine’s can be a high-pressure situation when you’re in an early relationship, whether that means a few weeks, a few months or even a year or two. It’s tricky to know what your partner expects from V-Day, and you don’t want to overdo it just as much as you don’t want to look like you haven’t made an effort. Don’t worry – help is at hand!

Below, we’ve carefully picked out everything you need for an unforgettable night in for the two of you. This recipe for romance will make sure you can spend time together cooking and eating a delicious (not to mention impressive) dinner, complete with wine, a specially selected bouquet of flowers and a chocolatey after-dinner treat. The washing up can wait…

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1. The Recipe: Spanish Garlic Prawns on Spicy Rice

This dish will get things hot and spicy with chilli flakes (just add less if it’s not your thing!) and smoked paprika. It’s highlight though are the juicy prawns – thought by some to be an aphrodisiac – which are served up in decadent tomato and garlic sauce. Worried about the garlic? Don’t be – if you both eat it, neither of you will notice!

2. The Flowers: “The Collette” Bouquet from Bloom & Wild

Designed with a stylish, chic woman in mind, The Collette is sure to impress! Not only is it very romantic with an abundance of roses and snapdragons, it’s also beautifully fragrant with eucalyptus.

Gousto have a special Valentine’s present for you…Order a box before 14th February, and we’ll give you £10 off your first order of flowers from Bloom & Wild – just in time for the big day! Visit the menu now to pick your recipes and get in on the offer.

3. The Wine: Finca Nova Airen

This light and lovely white is a wonderfully refreshing tipple that will complement the heat of the spicy rice. With hints of green apple and subtle notes of pear and lemon, it’s fruity flavour will help to put you in a relaxed, playful mood, making it perfect for the occasion.
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Tip: If you’re after a bottle that goes pop and adds a little extra excitement to mark the occasion, we have two fantastic bottles of bubbly in the Marketplace: Prosecco Corte Alta and Corte Alta Rosato Sparkling.

4. The Treat: Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Hearts

If you’re ever unsure about how to give your Valentine’s Day that extra romantic touch, speak from the heart and let chocolate do the rest. This gift does both in one – they’re the ultimate sweet treat for you and your sweetheart to share!

If you’re still a little nervous about that garlic, we’ve done a ‘not-very-scientific’ test to find out what the best cure out there is. Take a look at our What Really Cures Garlic Breath’ video – the winning cure is definitely not what we were expecting!

Does this sound like a dreamy Valentine’s in to you, or is there something you’d change? Why not take a look at some of our other recipes for romance, like our Comfortably Coupled or Happily Single evenings, or head to our menu now and choose the recipe, treat and wine for your perfect Valentine’s!

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