Woo Me – A Valentine’s Day Menu

No plans yet for Valentine’s Day?  Print out these delicious recipes and rush to the supermarket.  All of these are perfect for pleasing special someones or crowds of friends.

The Amouse

Prime your appetite with these mushrooms sautéed with garlic and sherry.

The Soup

This silky potato and leek soup can be served either hot or cold with your choice of garnishes.  Caviar hearts, anyone?

The First Course

While cleaning out clams and mussels is time consuming, it is about the most difficult part of preparing the some of our favorite shellfish dishes.  We keep coming back to this delicious spaghetti with clams and pancetta.

 The Entree

After pasta and soup, feel free to swap the celery root puree I suggest serving with this mahi mahi in ajicito cream sauce for vegetables.

The Finale

Valentine’s Day without chocolate will not fly here!  This post includes links to a delicious baked chocolate custard that’s not too sweet.  If you’d rather have smooth stovetop pudding, Dorie Greenspan’s recipe will fit the bill.

Remember our giveaway for a copy of The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History is still going on! Make sure to participate to win a copy of this gorgeous book!


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Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.

2 Responses to “Woo Me – A Valentine’s Day Menu”

  1. Cher
    February 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Love the menu. Much better than fighting the restaurant crowds 🙂

  2. February 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Your menu looks fabulous!

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