No Valentine’s Day reservations? No problem. Check out these recipes that are sure to win over your sweetheart.
Roasted Cauliflower with Walnut Caper Salsa. This appetizer from Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi is a flavor explosion that’s a fantastic appetizer but also makes a great meatless meal. We cooked this one up on our podcast Smidgen and there was not a morsel leftover. From the crispy cauliflower to the sweet-tart topping, and a side of Homemade Naan this one had us muttering “wow” with every bite.
Other Starters to Try:
Instant Bread Dipping Appetizer
Bruschetta with Strawberry Balsamic
Basil Blood Orange Goat Cheese Torte
Spring Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette. Our Raspberry Patch Tea offers one surprise after another! Delicious hot or iced. Packed full of Vitamin C and minerals. Amazing flavor and versatility. So versatile, we used it in this delicious salad dressing. This vinaigrette doubles as a great marinade for chicken which you can then place atop this salad. Did we mention versatility?
Other Salads to try:
Asparagus Salad with Parm & Pecans
Iceberg Salad with Eggplant Cream
Celery Fennel Salad
Vanilla Balsamic Lamb Chops. Remember that time we retired our Vanilla Dark Balsamic? Big mistake! And that’s why we brought this customer favorite back to the shelves. We often lean on this rich, sweet balsamic for drizzling over berries or finishing off a trifle. But we love this balsamic for savory dishes, too. Perfect for flank steak or big, bone-in pork chops. It’s also in perfect company with lamb and rosemary. This dish is a definite show stopper. Fire up the grill, grab a bottle of Vanilla Balsamic and get ready for a memorable meal!
Other Main Courses to consider:
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Bourbon Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops
MAIN COURSE- SEAFOOD OPTION
Slow-roasting salmon in olive oil leads to luxurious results. Rich salmon is seasoned with classic Seattle Salmon Blend, then we take a turn from the basics and baste with our Chipotle Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Smoky warmth and savory flavors are the end result. Slow cooking preserves its delicate texture, ensuring moist, succulent fish. This method offers an elegant and foolproof way to enjoy salmon at its best.
Other Seafood Main Courses to Try:
Shrimp Orecchiette with Wilted Greens
Creamy Crawfish Pasta
White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes. Here’s the plan: combine the uber-simple ganache. chill. Next, make oh-so-doable coulis. set aside. Then, start the cakes. The finish line isn’t in the distance. Fact is, you’ve won the race! These lava cakes will have you celebrating your kitchen prowess because you crushed that ingredient list. Now, grab a spoon. These cakes are DIVINE!
More Dessert Ideas:
Creme Brulee with Cardamom Whipped Cream
White Tea Sorbet
Flourless Chocolate Balsamic Cake
Red Velvet Mini Trifles