Valentines day 2010, recipes for meals to make your lover a meal on Valentines night, romantic & special. Firstly we need aphrodisiac foods for a valentine's day meal, to get the hormones and passion flowing.
You may well be thinking what can I make which refers to valentines and romance, well the room you prepare before hand will begin the ambiance within your home with lit candles and flowers and soft music and you and your partner create the rest.
Here are a few recipes for valentines day 2010 you may want to try;
You will need 4oz peeled cooked prawns (replace with lobster if preferred)
tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp creamed horseradish
Splash of Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco
60ml of finely shredded lettuce heart
2 thin lemon slices to garnish
Choose 2 of the largest prawns to garnish the cocktail and leave for the finished product. Mix the tomato puree, mayonnaise, creamed horseradish, Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco and add your desired amount of lemon juice to your taste.
Divide the shredded lettuce heart between the two cocktail glasses. Arrange the prawns on top of the lettuce and cover with earlier prepared dressing. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Just before serving hang the prawn from the glasses and make a slit in the lemon and put along the rim.
You could try this starter if you prefer for your valentines day 2010 meal
Avocado soup with almonds
1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp lemon juice
cup chicken stock
cup double cream
4 tbsp medium white wine
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
Halve the avocado, throw away the stone and scoop out the flesh. Liquidize with the lemon juice. Put the chicken stock in a pan and bring to the boil, stir in the cream and wine. Remove from the heat and beat in the avocado puree. Season then leave to cool and then refrigerate. Divide between 2 soup bowls once chilled and add the almonds on top.
Next are the main courses to choose for a valentines day meal, I am thinking along the lines of something nice with aphrodisiac foods in them and also not to go overboard with the size of the meals because you need plenty of room for your valentines dessert and room to have fun with your partner once the valentines meal is over.
225g/8oz plain flour
3 tbsp water
200ml/1/2 pt single cream
A pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp plain flour
225g/12oz canned asparagus tips
75g/3oz green stoned olives
1 onion chopped and fried in butter
50g/2oz grated cheddar cheese
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Rub 50g/2oz of butter and the lard into the flour and mix with enough water to make a pastry. Roll out and line in a 25cm/10 inch flan ring. Cover with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake in a preheated oven at 190c/375f/gas mark 5 for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans. Whisk the eggs, cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper. Mix a little mixture with the flour then stir it into the cream. Arrange the asparagus, olives and onion in the pastry case, pour over the cream and sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake for 25 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 for a further 15 minutes until the quiche is golden brown and serve with a side salad, garlic bread and dips.
Rump steaks with horseradish cream
Whipping cream cup
Grated horse radish from a jar
Salt and pepper
2 rump steaks
Sweet paprika pepper
Whip the cream until thick and mix in the horseradish, season with salt to taste and refrigerate until serving. Lightly beat the steaks and place on a greased griddle pan. Cook on high heat for 1 minute on each side to seal in the flavors, brush the steaks with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika pepper and cook for a further 2 minutes on each side. Serve with the horseradish sauce on top and accompany with cooked roasted potatoes and carrots.
Next we have desserts for valentines day 2010 your partner will adore.
4oz cream cheese
200ml/7fl oz whipping cream
1 oz icing sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
And if possible heart shaped moulds
Whisk the cream cheese with 4 tbsp of cream until light and fluffy, sift in the icing sugar and cinnamon and blend. Whip the remaining cream until stiff and fold into the mixture. Line 2 moulds with damp muslin, spoon in the cream and press to remove any air bubbles. Fold the muslin over the top and stand on a rack over a tray. Refrigerate for 8 hour. Turn out carefully, spoon over some raspberry sauce.
10 ginger biscuits
1 large banana
1 packet butterscotch angel delight
1 chocolate flake
Place the ginger biscuits in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Melt the butter in a saucepan, remove from the heat and mix in the biscuit crumbs. Press the mixture into a flan ring base and leave to cool and set. Slice the banana and arrange the slices on the biscuit base. Whip up the angel delight with the milk according to the instructions on the packet. Pour over the banana and leave to set and decorate with crumbled flake.
So just a few valentines day recipes for meals to surprise your lover with and that will be a great start to a fun valentines day and will hopefully lead you to a very good valentines night with lots of food, love and romance.