COOK up a special meal for your loved one and make heart-melting savings, too.Choosing a Valentine’s meal deal can save you up to £16.50 compared to b
COOK up a special meal for your loved one and make heart-melting savings, too.
Choosing a Valentine’s meal deal can save you up to £16.50 compared to buying the courses individually.
You can also snap up deals on brunch, lunch and drinks. And to help you celebrate Chinese New Year tomorrow, I found some great deals and an easy Chinese recipe to try from Morrisons.com.
BEST FOR: A great value spread
MORRISONS The Best dine-in-for-two deal, £15, includes a starter, main course, two sides, dessert and a drink or chocolates – and there’s a full vegan option.
Indulge with garlic and cream cheese- stuffed mushrooms followed by chicken breast with mushroom butter, porcini crumb & mushroom masala sauce.
It also includes Morrisons premium bubbly, The Best Prosecco DOC, which is £7 when bought by itself. Offer runs until Sunday.
Best for: Spoiling a vegan
TESCO Finest Valentine’s Day meal deal costs £15 and includes a starter, main, side, vegetable dish, dessert and bottle of wine, prosecco or non-alcoholic drink.
As well as lots for meat-eaters, there are generous choices for vegans, including Wicked Kitchen Wicked Wellington for a main, and a Wicked Kitchen chocolate brownie heart for dessert. Offer ends Sunday.
Best for: Italian-style romance
THE Co-op’s £15 menu from its Irresistible range is made up of a starter, main, side and dessert and features four Italian-influenced main courses.
Start with chorizo arancini and move on to a margherita pizza or lasagne, with a bottle of rosé Prosecco. Offer runs until Tuesday.
Market street tip
Look for the C-shape. Straight prawns are undercooked, circular ones are overcooked.
Best for: Buttering them up
RUNNING until Monday and costing £20, the Waitrose meal deal includes a starter, main course, two sides and a dessert, plus the choice of a bottle of wine (including fizz) or a box of chocolates.
The varied menu features some delicious melting butters, such as lamb rack with garlic and rosemary butter heart, and venison steak with chocolate butter.
MARKS & SPENCER
Best for: Old favourites
IF you love classic dishes such as prawn cocktail, beef bourguignon or chicken kiev, this is the menu for you.
Costing £20, the meal includes a starter, main, side dish, desserts and wine or fizz as well as a box of chocs. Ends Sunday.
Best for: Fish lovers
The generous offer from Sainsbury’s includes a starter, main course, side dish, dessert and wine or chocolates for £20.
The lengthy menu options include no fewer than eight starters and six main courses featuring fish or seafood. Offer runs until Sunday.
NOT HUNGRY FOR A DEAL? THEN TRY THESE VALENTINE BUYS…
PIZZA fans will fall for Morrisons’ 14in heart-shaped stone-baked Pizza with two different toppings from the pizza counter for just £2.89.
Get the day off to a loving start with ready-to-bake frozen Croissants, Pains au chocolat or Pains aux raisins, £2 per pack or buy two packs for £3 at Iceland. Show some heart for lunch with Aldi’s Valentine’s heart-shaped sharing Bread with Camembert, 300g, £2.99.
For a loving afternoon tea, woo with Morrisons love-heart Crumpets, £1, and Valentine’s message Cupcakes, £1.25 Get a Big Daddy fillet of Beef chateaubriand with peppercorn sauce, 420g, £8 at Iceland, and serve with Iceland Dauphinoise Potatoes, 450g, £2.
The ultimate aphrodisiac, buy six Oysters for £3 at Morrisons while stock last. Morrisons has half-price bottles of Charles de Villers Champagne, reduced from £20 to £9.99 until Tuesday.
CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR: THE YEAR OF THE OX
USE your noodle and pick up a deal from the Morrisons Chinese Takeaway range including crispy chilli beef or sweet and sour chicken, down from £3.50 to £2.
Save on Sharwoods sauces at Morrisons, including Kung Po sauce, down from £1.85 to 99p. Asda has cut the price of some of its Chinese dishes, including its egg fried rice, down from £1.60 to £1.20.
At Iceland, buy three Uncle Ben’s items and a wok for £5, saving £2. Save 25p on vegetable spring rolls or prawn toasts at Sainsbury’s, each down from £1.50 to £1.25.
Save a third on selected Asian ready meals at Waitrose until Tuesday. Offer includes Chinese beef in black bean sauce, now £2.66 down from £4. Buy two for £1.80 on selected Kingfisher ingredients at Waitrose until Tuesday, including tins of sliced water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts, £1.10 each.
Spicy prawn noodles
Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
- 300g thin egg noodles
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
- 150g sugar snap peas
- 200g bean sprouts
- 1 bunch salad onions, trimmed and sliced
- 300g king prawns, peeled
- 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
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- Place the noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for ten minutes then drain well.
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan or wok and fry the carrots and sugar snap peas for three minutes. Add the bean sprouts, onions and prawns, then sprinkle with five-spice, toss and cook for two minutes.
- Add the noodles, stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes until piping hot, then drizzle with soy sauce and split between four serving bowls.
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