We show you how to rustle up a stress-free, romantic three-course meal for someone you love

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They say the way to someone's heart is through their stomachs, but if you're no Jamie or Nigella in the kitchen winning that special person over with your cooking may seem tricky. Instead of running to the phone to make a dinner reservation this Valentine's Day, ditch the can't cook won't cook attitude and go all out on a three-course meal.

We've put together the perfect fail-safe menu that's packed with all the right ingredients to ooze romance and set the mood with your food. Do away with the overpriced, overcrowded restaurants this year and surprise your Valentine with a romantic meal made by yours truly.

Asparagus and aioli starter

asparagus with aioli starter

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Set the mood with your starter by following this easy asparagus recipe with creamy aioli dip recipe. Nothing beats the taste of of fresh, zesty English asparagus tossed in butter and seasoning - especially when it's an aphrodisiac that counts as one of your five-a-day.

Asian-style pan-fried salmon main

pan fried salmon with asian style cucumber sauce

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Impress your significant other with this crispy, lemony and super healthy simple pan-fried salmon recipe with Asian-style cucumber sauce recipe. Not only will your Valentine fall for the exotic spicy, citrus flavours in this dish, but the care and attention detail on the presentation of the meal too. 

Chocolate tart dessert

chocolate tart

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Tantilise your lover's tastebuds and alure them with the sweet aroma of this no-bake velvelty, chocolate tart recipe. This recipe requires minimal effort as there's no cooking involed at all - just a bit of whizzing and simmering, with a dash of creative flair. The decoration also looks super-professional, bringing your romantic menu to a showstopping end. 

What romantic meal ideas are you planning to whip up on Valentine's Day? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page. 

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