Simple and Fun Valentine's Day Recipes

Staying home is the new going out these days, and there's no better way to enjoy Valentine's Day than to savor a delicious meal with your partner.  The recipes don't need to extremely fancy, but they should have a touch of elegance to them. You can get inspiration from your partner's favorite foods, your favorite foods, or from online food videos that you watch.  One fun idea would be to recreate recipes that you ate during your first date or even at your reception. Here are some fun Valentine's Day recipes.

Baked Honey Glazed Salmon Fillets

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  In a medium bowl, combine five teaspoons of honey, three teaspoons of salt, two teaspoons of black pepper, two teaspoons of garlic powder, a third cup of vegetable oil, and your favorite dried herbs.  Put six to seven seasoned salmon fillets in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.  Drizzle the honey marinade over the salmon and add carrots, green peppers, crushed garlic, and green onions to the baking dish.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes then serve.

Chocolate Rum Truffles

In a medium pot, heat a 7/8 cup of heavy cream.  Then fill a large bowl with eight ounces of unsweetened chocolate, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, three teaspoons of rum, and a cup of sugar. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate then stir well. Place the ganache in the refrigerator and let sit still for two hours.Then take out the ganache and roll them into small balls. Roll the balls in cocoa powder then refrigerate again before serving.

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

In a large skillet, heat three teaspoons each of butter and olive oil over medium-high heat.  Then place two beef tenderloin steaks in the skillet for six minutes on each side before removing the steaks.  In the same skillet with oil and butter, sauté two cups of mushrooms, a half cup of green onions, and two cloves of crushed garlic.  Then add three teaspoons of flour, a third cup of beef broth, and your favorite spices.  Let the sauce cook for five minutes then serve with the steaks.

Spiced Hot Chocolate

In a medium saucepan, combine three teaspoons of dark cocoa powder, two teaspoons of sugar, two teaspoons of cayenne pepper, two teaspoons of cinnamon, a teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of salt.  Then add three teaspoons of milk to dissolve the cocoa powder mixture. Pour two cups of milk into the saucepan and let cook over medium heat.  Then add a few teaspoons of vanilla extract and serve.

Vegetarian Pizza

Buy a pre-made pizza crust and bake according to the package directions.  On top of the crust, spread a store-bought pesto.  Then add a cup of diced red onions, a cup of crushed garlic, a cup of diced tomatoes, a half cup of black olives, a cup of diced zucchini, and a cup of diced red bell peppers. Sprinkle the pizza with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Place crust in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

In conclusion, these meals can spice up your Valentine's Day.

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