Keep It Simple: Make a Romantic Meal this Valentine’s Day - Hope 103.2

Keep It Simple: Make a Romantic Meal this Valentine’s Day

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the day, the most important thing is to show your love and appreciation for your Valentine.

By Kim WilkinsonTuesday 14 Feb 2023RelationshipsReading Time: 1 minute

This Valentine’s Day give a personal gesture of a romantic night in with candles, and a home cooked meal.

Entrée: bruschetta

Toast slices of baguette and top with halves of cherry tomatoes and slices of mozzarella, then drizzle with balsamic glaze

Mains: pan-seared filet mignon in red wine sauce

with whipped potatoes and sautéed asparagus

Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, drain then mash with butter and milk until smooth.

Season the Filet Mignon with salt and pepper and sear in a hot pan with butter until cooked to your liking. Rest the beef on a warmed plate while you deglaze the pan with red wine, beef stock and thyme. Cook the sauce until it reduces and thickens and put in a pouring jug or dipping bowls.

Cook asparagus in a warm pan with olive oil and crushed garlic for a few minutes until just tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Dessert: chocolate fondue dessert platter

Chop strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, cookies, cake, and anything else you’d like to dip into chocolate, into bite-sized pieces.

Place dark chocolate with thick cream, a drop of vanilla extract and a pinch of sale in fondue bowl over a burner or candle, or use a bowl sitting over a pot of lightly simmering water. Carefully stir until melted.

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Use skewers to grab a bite-sized treat to dip into your chocolate and enjoy!

Article thanks to Christian Media and Arts Australia

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