Three Latin recipes inspired by  love and romance.

Three Latin recipes inspired by love and romance. (Photos/NBC Latino)

Valentine’s Day Recipes: Latin-inspired treats for romance

It’s often said that real romance happens over a good meal and conversation, and towards that end we’ve featured all types of recipes this week – from sweet breakfast treats and slow-roasted mains to indulgent desserts – ideal for your special someone on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s chocolate you crave or you’re hoping to pull out all the stops with a finger-licking good breakfast in bed, here are three very special recipes to help you make sure this year’s Valentine’s Day is the best ever.

Golfeados are Venezuela's take on sticky buns. Fluffy, flavored with anise, drizzled with sugar cane syrup and topped with fresh queso, they make a sexy Valentine's breakfast.

Golfeados are Venezuela’s take on sticky buns. Fluffy, flavored with anise, drizzled with sugar cane syrup and topped with fresh queso, they make a sexy Valentine’s breakfast. ((Photo/Courtesy Harry’s Pizzeria) )

Golfeados (Venezuelan sticky bun)

Kick off the day with the Venezuelan version of the American sticky bun – sweet, fluffy and warm – that sets the tone for the most romantic day of the year. Click here for the recipe.

Aarón Sánchez shares his crowd-pleasing recipe for roasted lamb shanks.

Aarón Sánchez shares his crowd-pleasing recipe for roasted lamb shanks. (Photo/Courtesy Atria Books)

Tamarind tomatillo lamb shanks

If you really want to pull out all the stops and impress your sweetheart, try celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez’s tamarind tomatillo lamb shanks. Slow roasted and bathed in a savory sauce, it’s an extra-special way to say “I love you.” Click here for the recipe.

Crispy churros with a creamy chocolate dipping sauce are perfect for serving to loved ones this St. Valentine's Day.

Crispy churros with a creamy chocolate dipping sauce are perfect for serving to loved ones this St. Valentine’s Day. (Photo/Courtesy Ted Axelrod)

Churros with warm chocolate sauce

There are very few women – and men – who can’t be seduced with chocolate, and crispy churros dipped into a creamy, warm chocolate sauce are the perfect dish for celebrating love.  Click here for the recipe.

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