Valentine’s Day is an amazing day where you get to express to family, friends, and significant others why you love them so much. You buy chocolates and roses, and go out to for romantic dinners in cozy restaurants. The only issue is that those restaurants often hike up their prices, and getting a reservation can sometimes be a real problem. This year, make dinner at home — you don’t have to make something extravagant, just make something good. Make a simple pasta dish with mushrooms and sausage, but if you want to get a little more complicated, then you can try making risotto. Serve your dish with a glass of wine or take the time out to make sangria — either way your loved ones will greatly appreciate it. The options for Valentine’s Day dinner are endless so for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we give you 16 amazing ideas that will make your Valentine fall in love with you and the dish.
Here are this week’s highlights:
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon and pecan go hand-in-hand. Natalie Uy of Obsessive Cooking Disorder combines chocolate, bourbon, and pecans in a pie to make this marvelous recipe. Your Valentine will fall head over heels for this pie.
Easy Chocolate Truffles
Aaron of The Hungry Hutch suggests you keep your Valentine’s Day dessert simple. This truffle recipe only requires two ingredients: heavy cream and chocolate chips. It’s simple, decadent, and just what you need for Valentine’s Day.
Scallops with Pomegranate Beurre Blanc
We are 100 percent positive that your Valentine will fall in love with this dish. Nicole Gaffney of Coley Cooks says the way to someone’s heart is by making a rich, elegant, and stunning plate. The scallops are seared to perfection, and then perched atop a velvety orange brown butter-spiked squash purée. A crimson moat of pomegranate beurre blanc surrounds the plate to provide sweetness against the rich scallops. The dish gets topped with a nest of crispy fried leeks which adds texture and crunch. It’s a feast for all the senses. While this dish may seem super complicated with only six easy steps you’ll have a finished product that both you and your Valentine will love — that’s the reason why Nicole Gaffney is the winner of this week’s SWAT.