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A MasterChef-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 12 February 2018

Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a sumptuous menu from the MasterChef cookbook series, featuring a starter, main course, and dessert, all from former contestants on the hit BBC show.

To start: 

Warm Mediterranean Salad with Braised Fennel and Pancetta Croutons

Warm Mediterranean Salad with Braised Fennel and Pancetta Croutons

The Quick Wins cookbook is all about time-saving recipes that still taste and look fantastic. This warm salad, packed with the complex flavours of fennel, olive, and pancetta, is a great way to start your meal. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare, leaving you plenty of time to charm your date.

For the main course: 

Roasted Rack of Venison with Grand Veneur Sauce and Root Vegetables

Roasted Rack of Venison with Grand Veneur Sauce and Root Vegetables

Taken from the Amazing Mains cookbook, which is full of showstopping main course ideas, this venison dish is a hearty yet elegant centrepiece, served with a flavoursome grand veneur sauce. It looks impressive and tastes even better.

For dessert:

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

This dense and indulgent chocolate cake from Sensational Puddings is perfect for Valentine’s Day, especially when served with bright red raspberry coulis to decorate the plate.

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