Create a Valentine's Day Dinner for Your Sweetheart

Impress your valentine with these 3 easy recipes!

This year, surprise your valentine with a home cooked meal. Below is a fool-proof menu to serve your sweetheart, courtesy of Iberia Foodsto help make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Ingredients

Appetizer: Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

  • 8 oz jar Iberia Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1/2  Cup  Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4  Cup  fresh chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • toasted French baguette cut into slices
  • garlic cloves cut into small squares

Main Course: Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 16  Ounces  penne pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1  Cup  Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil to boil the pasta
  • 1  Teaspoon  oregano
  • 1/4  Cup  grated romano or parmesan cheese
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt to boil the pasta
  • 1  Ounce  pine nuts sautéed in Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • cloves of grated garlic

Dessert: Iberia Guava Empanadas

  • Roll of crescents
  • Non-stick spray
  • Package of Iberia Guava Paste

Directions

Appetizer: Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Directions

Cut the red peppers in small squares; mix with the garlic, Iberia Olive Oil, fresh basil and salt/pepper.

Place the mix on each slice of bread.  

Main Course: Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

Put 2 liters of wáter to boil with the teaspoon of salt and oil, then add the pasta to cook for 10 minutes until its ready. Drain and add the grated garlic, oregano, cheese, pine nuts and salt/pepper to taste.

Prior to serving, add the cup of Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

Dessert: Iberia Guava Empanadas

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Spray or butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
Unroll the crescents and separate them.
Spread spoon sized amount of Iberia Guava Paste on each opened crescent.
Carefully roll the crescent and place in oven.
Bake for 16 – 19 minutes or until golden brown color.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
87g
100%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
118µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
226mg
23%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Phosphorus, P
150mg
21%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
734mg
49%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Valentine Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance. Make sure you allot enough time for the turkey to defrost.

Valentine Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.