Romantic Valentine’s Day dishes that aren’t a huge labour of love

Impress that special someone with these tasty dishes from chef Nick Liu.
February 10, 2022 2:56 p.m. EST

If you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. And we all know that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! Chef Nick Liu is here to help with that - but he says you don't have to cook up a whole feast in order to impress your true love.

Check out these recipes that are sure to impress, including one outstanding dessert we truly can't get enough of!


Valentine's tomato beef

Cooked to perfection, just for Lainey Lui, this Valentine's Day dinner features juicy tomatoes, perfectly seared steak and king oysters. Served with caramelized ginger, ginger and scallion for a gentle kiss of sweetness - did someone say romantic?


Valentine's scallops

Impress your date with these perfectly cooked scallops, featuring diced red peppers, avocado and tomatoes. With an elegant tomato emulsion drizzled delicately over top, it's pure romance on a plate.


Valentine's pavlova

Macerated berries sit atop a light and dreamy meringue in this classic pavlova dessert. Easy enough for the home cook, it's a surefire way to say 'I love you' this Valentine's Day.


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