Delight your Valentine with a delicious dine-in dinner

Updated: Feb 9

Dining-in this Valentine's Day doesn't mean you can't indulge - in fact, quite the opposite. If you can't go "out-out", then let's push the boat out!

We'll take any stress out of wining and dining by giving you some great ideas to create your very own restaurant experience at home - scoring some serious brownie points.

Here are 3 great starter ideas plus a main course which is sure to blow their socks off. We've got plenty more on offer in our online shop, so pre-order now to get ahead of the game.

Starter idea #1: Smoked Salmon

Our bestselling Brighton Smoked Salmon is a great option to enjoy with your partner. Produced by local curing company REBEL, it's smoked over chamomile and delicately cured with juniper, Tellicherry pepper & citrus. This customer-favourite is then carefully sliced by hand, allowing you to appreciate the true texture, taste and quality of this smoked salmon.

Made with the highest-welfare Scottish salmon, this makes the perfect Valentine's starter. It doesn't take much to turn it into a delicious canapé which goes so well with a zingy glass of fizz - leaving you more time to enjoy your evening.

Serve on bite-sized wholemeal crackers or warmed blinis with a generous dollop of cream cheese - just add a squeeze of lemon and a twist of black pepper and you're good to go.

Visit our online shop to pre-order for Valentine's Day weekend.

Starter idea #2: Dressed crab

Devon crab is some of the finest in the world and we're proud to bring this West Country delicacy to your Valentine's table.

A dressed crab offers you a natural combination of the sweet, delicate, fresh-tasting white meat plus the stronger, unctuous brown meat providing the natural taste of the sea. It's the ultimate no-prep starter - just enjoy with a few simple leaves, crusty bread and some mayo.

If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, why not indulge yourselves with a Crab Thermidor? We use this great recipe from Masterchef winner Mat Follas - he makes his thermidor using cream rather than the more traditional flour-based roux, which makes it gluten-free.

Visit our online shop to pre-order your dressed crabs, and don't forget to put a note on your order that you'd like them for Valentine's Day weekend.

Starter idea #3: Diver-caught Scottish 'scallop pops' (scallops wrapped in bacon)

Our speciality hand-dived scallops come straight to your plate fresh from the crystal clear waters off the North-West Highland Coast of Scotland. Fresh, firm and full of flavour – we're confident you'll not taste better.

Scallops are so simple and quick to cook. They work best when teamed with bold, savoury accompaniments like chorizo and black pudding. We love making these 'scallop pops' which are quick and easy, plus make a playful way to present scallops wrapped in bacon.

Watch chef Josh Eggerton create these tasty 'scallop pops' (scallops wrapped in bacon).

Visit our online shop to pre-order your scallops, and don't forget to put a note on your order that you'd like them for Valentine's Day weekend.

Main Course: Salmon en Croûte

Handmade with love here at Nutritious Fish, our Scottish Loch Duart Scottish Salmon en Croûte features succulent salmon fillet combined with a lemon, horseradish and cream cheese sauce and a generous layer of spinach - all beautifully enveloped in buttery flaky puff pastry.

The perfect portion size for two, we recommend serving it with some nutrient-rich, oven-roasted tenderstem broccoli. Simply rinse and pat-dry your broccoli, place on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, season well and bake for around 10 minutes until the ends of the florets begin to char. Once out of the oven, a grating of fresh parmesan or a drizzle of truffle oil will really elevate this simple vegetable suitably for the occasion. Visit our online shop to order your Salmon en Croûte.

Looking for a gift for that foodie in your life...

Finally, if your Valentine is a foodie, our Nutritious Fish gift vouchers might be just the thing you're looking for! Available to use across our online store and with no expiry date.

Available in £25, £50, £75 and £100 denominations, they will be personally hand-delivered or posted to you (or your loved one) free of charge in time for Valentine's Day!

Shop now! ❤

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