Valentine’s Day Recipes

Nothing says “I love you” to us like an organic home-cooked meal. Here are some romantic recipes to share with your special someone including bison filet mignon with a portobello mushroom red wine sauce, roasted kohlrabi & beet ‘hearts’ with goat cheese, creamy panna cotta, and a  mousse-like chocolate ganache cake.

These recipes are designed to be stress-free & easy even for someone who doesn’t usually cook, so you can enjoy a relaxing Valentine’s dinner with that special someone in your life.   These  dishes comes together really quickly if you chop all your herbs & veggies a few hours or the day beforehand. Both desserts can be made up to two days in advance, making the meal even easier to put together.

 

Cast Iron Skillet Bison Filet Mignon

Steak is really one of the easiest things to cook, and bison is amazingly healthy compared to beef, with no loss of flavor.   Prepared restaurant-style, steaks seared to a golden crust on the stove & finished in the oven are succulent & moist.  A garlic herb compound butter and red wine sauce with shallots & portobello mushrooms impart fantastic flavor.  Use a meat thermometer for best results.

Roasted Kohlrabi & Beet Hearts with Cherry Glen Goat Cheese

Whimsically romantic heart-shaped vegetables make this meal feel like a special occasion!  Kohlrabi, a root vegetable with a flavor somewhere between turnips & artichokes, is a great substitute for potatoes.  You could also use sweet potatoes for more pink hearts!  Beets are paired with Cherry Glen Monocacy Silver goat cheese for a classically delicious combination.

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sorbet

So easy to make, this decadently creamy Italian dessert pairs perfectly with Baltimore’s Taharka Brothers raspberry sorbet for both beautiful bold color & delightful taste.  I let the sorbet melt so I could spoon it onto the panna cotta hearts.  The raspberry flavor contrasted nicely with the pure vanilla custard.  I used heart-shaped ramekins, but any small dish will do.  This dish just takes 10 minutes to make & 2 hours to chill.  An instant favorite, Brett keeps requesting that I make more!  Panna cotta is extremely versatile and can be made with almond or coconut milk to avoid dairy allergies.

Chocolate Decadence Dessert

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without chocolate!  This legendary dessert was created in the 1970’s at Narsai’s in Berkely, CA.   A near-flourless cake with a rich, mousse-like dark chocolate ganache, this dish is perfect for chocolate lovers.   Wonderful with Taharka Brothers raspberry sorbet.   Can easily be made gluten free!

 

Click the link below for a printable sheet of recipes:

Valentines Day Recipes

 

Happy eating!
Sabrina

 

Recipe Credits:
Steak recipe from Whit’sAmuseBouche.com
Panna Cotta recipe from AllRecipes.com
Chocolate Decadence recipe from EatingWell.com

 

 

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One Comment on "Valentine’s Day Recipes"

  1. Brenda says:

    Yummy looking


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