Oysters are the perfect ice-breaker for a romantic evening, so pull out all the stops and serve up these bad boys for some guaranteed brownie points. Show off your sophisticated shucking skills (check out the following video: jamieoliver.com/videos/how-to-shuck-oysters, if you need a bit of extra help), then throw a glass of champagne into the mix and you’ll really set the wheels in motion.
Sizzlin’ Hot Prawn and Spinach Linguine
This sexy pasta dish is foolproof and, best of all, you can do all the prep in advance so you’re not running around at the last minute – there’s nothing less romantic than a flustered mess in the kitchen. Just remember, go easy on the garlic if you want the evening to last much longer than dinner.
Gorgeous Grilled Moroccan Lamb Chops
These super-sexy lamb chops are hands-on and are great for sharing – just don’t forget the napkins (or do!). The flavours are incredible, and if these don’t impress, I don’t know what will. I’ve even made this recipe serve double so you can pop them in the fridge and enjoy them the next night too.
Super-naughty White Chocolate Fondants
These wickedly gooey puds will score you top marks for an indulgent end to your romantic meal. Make them in advance and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them so you can kick back, relax and concentrate on working your magic.