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Serves 2: Recipes perfect for Valentine's Day

49 Recipes
Serves 2: Recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day

Wilted dandelion greens with bacon

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

La Grande Orange Cafe's kale and quinoa salad

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Vegetarian Hunan-style tofu

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as part of a multi-dish meal

Cleo's Brussels sprouts

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Savory stuffed French toast

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Hazelnut sherry zabaglione

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Frozen chocolate zabaglione

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Canele's beet salad

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Garlic shrimp with grilled tomatillos

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Basque-style chicken

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Canele's pan-seared snapper

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Grilled fish with basil oil

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Provencal braised fish

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Pan-roasted fish with prosciutto and mushrooms

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Steamed fish with pea shoots

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Crab salad

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Cote de boeuf for two

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Meyer lemon posset

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2 (1/2 cup) portions

Steamed chicken salad with sesame sauce

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Barbecue-braised duck legs with garlic grits

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Cold chicken slices with sesame and Sichuan pepper

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Striped bass with mirepoix

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 2

Herb- and lemon-stuffed rotisserie chicken

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Halibut with grapefruit and blood orange sauce

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 3

Duck legs roasted with mustard

Time Total time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Yields Serves 2 to 4

One-pot shrimp steamer

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Rigatoni with mushrooms and pancetta

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 3

Soy-sauteed chicken

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 3

Steamed bok choy with Thai sauce

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Oven-steamed fish with bok choy

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Steamed halibut with ginger sauce

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Tofu salad

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Shrimp and broccoli stir-fry

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Joe's wild mushroom soup

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Spicy shishitos with crispy quinoa

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Shishito grilled cheese sandwich

Time 25 minutes
Yields Makes 1 sandwich

Quick Chicken Pho (pho gà nhanh)

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Chicken enchiladas with homemade enchilada sauce

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

The old one two

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 ½ quarts

Salty-Sweet Nutty Buddies

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 8 cups


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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