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    Valentine's Dinner, sorted!

    Perfect pairings in this indulgently fragrant meal for two…

    With ingredients that seem like they were made to be used with each other, this Valentine’s meal is all about flavours that go together beautifully. To begin, there’s a Catalan romesco sauce to complement fried prawns and leeks. For the main we’ve got lamb scented with a Persian advieh spice blend to balance the richness of the sour cherry khoresht sauce. Dessert is a decadent star anise-spiked chocolate pot with sweet little cookies - a superb way to finish off this delicious meal.

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    The Spicery Valentine's Box includes all the fresh spices you need to make the meals, measured out and ready to go. The recipes are simple and only need a minimum of equipment, skills and ingredients to complete.

    Shopping List

  • 400g lamb chops
  • 150g raw prawns
  • 1 medium leek - green end chopped off and discarded (about 100g prepared weight) OR use 100g asparagus or green beans
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ pomegranate
  • 1 red pepper
  • 10g bunch of parsley
  • 50g butter
  • 250ml double cream
  • 25ml vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 140ml good quality olive oil
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 80g self-raising flour
  • 45g sugar
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 60g dried sour cherries or cranberries
  • 60g flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • Contents

    KHORESHT SPICES: Cinnamon, coriander, cumin, lime powder, black pepper, turmeric, green cardamon, nutmeg
    LAMB SPICES: Coriander, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, green cardamon, cassia, bay, allspice, fennel, caraway, long pepper, cubeb, rose petal, lavender, black pepper, mace, black cardamon, cayenne, paprika, turmeric, galangal, ginger, cloves, saffron
    ROMESCO SPICES: Sweet paprika, ancho chilli, panca chilli, smoked sweet paprika, red bell pepper, garlic
    ALMOND SPICES: Thyme, black pepper, guajillo chilli
    COOKIE SPICES: Cinnamon, star anise, coriander




    2 ramekins or small coffee cups


    Small Saucepan

    Baking tray

    Baking paper


    Small frying pan

    Medium saucepan