Valentine’s Day Easy Menu

Valentine's Day Menu

This Valentine’s Day Easy Menu is so simple, it can be made by a non-cook. The meals are very uncomplicated, yet fresh and deliciously decadent, and even though seafood can be expensive it would still be less costly that dining out on fresh seafood.

All you need is love!

Entree (a choice of 2): 

Oysters (Natural) or Prawn Cocktail (most of us remember how popular this entree used to be, but I am showing my age now : ) )

Mains:

Crispy-skinned Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon nestled on a bed of Smashed Sweet Potato, served with Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Beetroot and Lemon Wedges.

Dessert:

No Bake Bailey’s Cheesecake Bombs

All seafood used in this menu was purchased at Aussie Seafood House – Lawnton

 

Valentines Day Menu
Prawn Cocktail
Valentines Day Menu
Oysters Natural
Valentines Day Menu
Salmon
Valentines Day Menu
Dessert
ENTREE FOR 2
Prawn Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 14 Fresh King Prawns
  • Fancy Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 Radish
  • Fresh Chives
  • Seafood Sauce 

To assemble place lettuce  at base of glass, peel prawns and leave tail on and arrange on edge of glass. Garnish with chopped radish and chopped chives. Place seafood sauce either in the centre of the glass or on the side.


Oysters Natural for 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen oysters
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Salt & Pepper if desired
  • Seafood Sauce if desired

To assemble oysters nestle in ice on a plate

Valentines Day Menu
Valentines Day Menu
MAINS FOR 2

Crispy-skinned Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon nestled on a bed of Smashed Sweet Potato, served with Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Beetroot and Lemon Wedges.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pieces of Wild caught Atlantic Salmon
  • 2 Whole Beetroots
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Asparagus or Green Beans
  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato
  • Thyme
  • Maldon Salt Flakes
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pepper to taste
  • Seafood flakes to garnish (fried)
  • Organic cold pressed olive oil
  • To prepare:
  1. Rub beetroot with olive oil and season with salt & pepper, place on a baking tray and cook in a fan forced oven. Temperature 200deg for approx 45 min. You can flip the beetroots at 30 min and test them with a skewer.

2. To cook salmon remove skin, shallow fry in a tablespoon of olive oil until crispy, remove from pan. Add salmon to the pan and cook to your liking, remembering that salmon will continue to cook once removed from stove.

3. Chop sweet potato in chunks place in a microwave dish and cook for 5 minutes until soft. Mash the potato with salt & pepper and thyme and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and set aside.

4. Grill the asparagus to your liking.

5. To assemble on the plate please refer to our photos.

DESSERT FOR 2
No-Bake Baileys Cheesecake Bombs
Ingredients
TOPPING – Anything your heart desires, we used
  • Can of Whipped Cream 
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Blueberries
  • Choc Sprinkles
  • Fresh Raspberry
  • Slivered almonds

METHOD

  1. Chocolate Cheesecake Layer: Place the cream cheese and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave and add to the cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Now add 30mls Baileys and mix until combined. Place into a piping bag and set aside.
  2. Mousse Layer: In a separate bowl, whip the thickened cream with electric mixer. Now add 20ml Baileys and sifted Icing Sugar and beat until stiff. Place into a piping bag and set aside.
  3. Base and Middle Layers: Roughly crush or process the Oreos in a food processor (these will form the base and a layer for your cheesecake. Set aside.
TO ASSEMBLE IN ONE GLASS
  1. Spoon 1/4 of crushed Oreos into a clear glass to form the base layer of your dessert.
  2. As evenly as you can, pipe in one layer of mousse over top.
  3. Now evenly pipe in one layer of Chocolate Cheesecake mixture.
  4. Repeat with Oreo layer, then mousse layer , then chocolate cheesecake again.
  5. Refrigerate for 10-15 mins to set.
  6. Now for the topping: You can use anything your heart desires. In the past I have used mini meringues, as well as peanut brittle shards, strawberries, honeycomb, marshmellows etc…                                   Enjoy!

 

2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Easy Menu”

  1. How awesome are these recipes, and simple,, I live out west so access to fresh seafood is unrealistic, but we do get frozen, so looks like I will have to shop early and let it thaw in my fridge.. Thank you for the ideas,, never know maybe I’ll get lucky……( I mean a foot rub…:-) )

    1. Happy Valentine’s Day Kate! You could always replace the salmon with a juicy piece of steak which I know you would have access to out there! Enjoy and I hope you get that foot rub girl!👌💕

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