Spice Up Your Valentines Day

Spice-Up Your Valentine's Day

Posted on: Feb 2, 2022

Are you looking to create the ultimate Valentine's date night? We are here to help spread the love! 

Why not try something new this Valentine's Day?

We say, turn up the heat and woo the one you love with our gorgeous spiced up-meal inspiration. If you are a spice-lover, then be sure to keep reading, as we have a feast for your eyes and bellies.  

From starters to share, romantic mains for two, dreamy desserts and cocktail recipes to swoon over, we’ve picked out a range of classics with a spicy twist. What's more, we've got something for everyone, with a vegan and meat option for every course.

Valentines Cocktails 

The Sour Duchess 

This cocktail is as classy as they come. 

Start your evening with a bit of humour with this sour gin cocktail. It's floral, sweet and ever so creamy. 

Valentine's Starter 

Grilled Prawns with Za-atar & Aleppo Chilli 

A super-easy starter that delivers on big flavour and is perfect for sharing... although you may not want to. 

Grilled Prawns are the perfect start to your romantic meal. Be sure to pile your plate high! We like them served with some crusty bread to soak up all of the lovely juices. Yum. 

Valentine's Vegan Starter 

Grilled Aubergines with Tamarind 

This recipe brings the humble yet versatile aubergine to the foreground. Grilled to perfection and finished with a simple sprinkle of mint. Not too filling and leaves plenty of room for what's to come! 

Valentine's Main Course 

Masala Lamb Cutlets with Mint and Black Garlic Chutney and Coriander Oil 

What could be better than juicy and tender lamb cutlets, twice marinated for maximum flavour. Simple cooking that delivers big flavours! Just be sure to give yourself time to get prepared, as the lamb needs time to marinade properly before you get cooking. 

If this doesn't impress them, we don't know what will! 

Valentine's Vegan Main Course 

Cauliflower, Turmeric and Coconut Curry 

Perfection on a plate. We love the cashew cream and warmth from the green chillies. Spicy enough for the occasion, but not enough to blow your head off! 

This dish is beautifully garnished with a sprinkle of saffron for that romantic twist. 

Valentine's Desert 

Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake 

Traditional, spicy and super special. 

This is one of those super creamy, classic desserts that we look forward to time and again. So why not make Valentine's extra special with this cheesecake that they will never forget! 

Thick creamy yoghurt, mixed with honey and infused with saffron and cardamom, is layered on a crunchy date and nut base, topped with freshly blended mango.

This beauty is ideally be made two days in advance so that you can feel super chilled and prepared on the day. 

Vegan Dessert 

Sticky and Spice Pineapple and Banana 

Swap put the honey in this recipe and serve with dairy-free yoghurt for a plant-free dessert to dine for. 

From all of us at Spice Kitchen, we wish you a happy Valentine's Day – however you choose to celebrate – and hope it is filled with love! 

Will you be making any of these recipes? 

You'll be sure to impress your date with your awesome culinary skills and connect over great food.

We'd love to see what you create. Be sure to tag us on social @spicekitchenuk

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