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Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day, as it is officially known, is the traditional day
on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards,
flowers, or chocolates. It is also a day when most of us get together with our loved-
one and share a romantic candlelight dinner for two.

                                                And, whether you are a man or a
                                                women, if you want to impress in the
                                                kitchen this year, look no further than
                                       From ‘blow you
                                                away’ roasts, to simple steaks and stir
                                                frys, is packed full
                                                of delicious recipes that will make you
                                                look like a god or goddess in the

                                                One of our favourites is the succulent
                                                Beef Fillet Steak with Vanilla and
                                                Basil Ice Cream and Chilli, Honey
                                                Blueberries. Full of natural
                                                aphrodisiacs and stamina enhancers
                                                such as the superfood blueberries, this
                                                dish really will get you brownie points
                                                with your loved-one. What’s more, this
                                                dish goes perfectly with the favourite
                                                Valentine’s tipple, a glass of

For more romantic recipe ideas look no further than


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Beef Fillet Steak with Vanilla and Basil Ice Cream and Chilli, Honey Blueberries

Serves 2
Takes about 20 minutes


2            lean Beef fillet steaks
             Small tub of ‘real’ vanilla ice cream
6            fresh basil leaves, torn
100g   (4oz) blueberries
             Dash Tabasco chilli sauce
             Drizzle of honey (about 15ml (1 tbsp)
             Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to Gas 4-5, 180oC, 350oF.

Remove ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften very slightly.

Using a small teaspoon measuring spoon or teaspoon, scoop out small balls of the
ice cream.

Place on a (freezer suitable) plate, add the roughly torn basil and carefully roll the
balls in the basil. Return to the freezer to harden (this can be done the night before)
– make about 6 balls, that’s 3 per steak. (Place on a rose petal if you are being really

Place the blueberries on a baking sheet; add a dash of chilli sauce and drizzle with
honey. Place in oven for about 5 mins until blueberries just start to soften.

Season the steaks well and place on a preheated griddle or grill pan (the simple
golden rule when cooking steaks is a hot pan, griddle or grill)

Cook for:

about 3 mins each side for rare     – total 6 mins
about 5 mins each side for med       – total 10 mins
about 7 mins each side for well done - total 14 mins

Allow the steaks to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.


Serve topped with the vanilla basil ice cream, chilli blueberries and steamed
asparagus and off course champagne with a dash of vanilla.

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