If you’ve decided a romantic evening in is the way to go for Valentines Day, suffice to say you’ve probably got better things to do with your time than race around cooking a four course meal, so let’s keep things real simple and think about what can be prepared ahead of time…
Now you’re obviously going to choose a premium, elegant and hand-picked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for your wine, it’s vibrant and expressive with a smooth finish… You probably want your evening of romance to hit the same description, so you’ve already given it a fighting chance by picking the right wine!
Oysters are a natural choice. You can shuck/prepare them prior to your love arriving so you can focus on him/her rather than thinking about what needs to be done in the kitchen. Plus you don’t need to add any fancy accompaniments, just a dash of lemon juice, and those natural flavours will shine through. (Top Tip – If you don’t know how to shuck your oysters, check out the video in this previous post.)
The Star Attraction:
Should naturally be your loved one… You also don’t want to serve anything too heavy, it could play havoc with the rest of the evening’s entertainment. Try Jan Bilton’s Summer Herb-Crusted Salmon.
The Final Fling:
Skip the dessert, your loved one is truly sweet enough. Instead go for a cheeseboard with a selection of delicious cheeses think Camembert and aged Cheddar and Chevre. Your cheeseboard can also be prepared ahead of time, and should be, you want those beautifully flavoured cheeses at room temperature.
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