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Supermarkets’ best Valentine’s Day deals to help you make a meal of it this weekend

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.

Treat your loved one to a delicious, romantic and cheap meal this Valentine's Day with our best deals

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Treat your loved one to a delicious, romantic and cheap meal this Valentine’s Day with our best dealsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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.

MORRISONS

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.

TESCO

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.

CO-OP

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

COOKING prawns?

Look for the C-shape. Straight prawns are undercooked, circular ones are overcooked.

WAITROSE

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.

SAINSBURY’S

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.

Start the day right with ready-to-bake frozen Pains au chocolat, £2 per pack or buy two packs for £3 at Iceland

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Start the day right with ready-to-bake frozen Pains au chocolat, £2 per pack or buy two packs for £3 at Iceland

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

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For a loving afternoon tea, woo with Morrisons love-heart Crumpets, £1

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.

Buy six Oysters for £3 at Morrisons, as it is the ultimate aphrodisiac

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Buy six Oysters for £3 at Morrisons, as it is the ultimate aphrodisiac

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.

Grab Sharwood's Kung Po sauce at Morrisons, down from £1.85 to 99p

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Grab Sharwood’s Kung Po sauce at Morrisons, down from £1.85 to 99p

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.

Enjoy Asda's egg fried rice, down from £1.60 to £1.20

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Enjoy Asda’s 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.

Buy two for £1.80 on selected Kingfisher ingredients at Waitrose, including tins of bamboo shoots

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Buy two for £1.80 on selected Kingfisher ingredients at Waitrose, including tins of bamboo shoots

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

Serves four

Drizzle with soy sauce before serving

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Drizzle with soy sauce before serving

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 15 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 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

METHOD:

  1. Place the noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for ten minutes then drain well.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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