Meals author, cookbook creator and workers reporter for the New York Instances, Melissa Clark and her husband, creator Daniel Gercke, are visiting the TODAY kitchen to cook dinner up a romantic meal for Valentine’s Day. Collectively, they present us tips on how to make buttery and brilliant lemon pasta with toasty almonds and a decadently wealthy, two-ingredient chocolate mousse.

Lemon Pasta with Brown Butter, Almonds and Arugula

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Brown butter, crunchy almonds and tangy lemon make a wealthy however balanced sauce for this pantry-friendly pasta. The arugula lends freshness and rounds out the pasta, turning this into a fast one-pot meal. If you wish to improve the greens, you’ll be able to double the arugula. (Simply add somewhat extra lemon juice.) Do not stint on the purple pepper flakes; their spiciness helps deliver collectively the flavors.

Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

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That is an intense, creamy two-ingredient chocolate mousse that comes collectively shortly. The almost on the spot recipe incorporates no cream or eggs, so a fancy chocolate can shine. The mousse serves 4, and it may be doubled. However even should you’re serving two, do not be tempted to halve it.

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