Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I wanted to reshare some recipes from the past that you might want to consider for a Valentine’s Day with Strawberries. Well, you could use any of these for a Valentine’s Night date, or any date night, at home. I usually go into intense strawberry mode later in the spring/early summer when the intense Hood strawberries appear, but this time of year supermarkets seem to really want to push strawberries too and after walking by them so many times I ultimately cannot resist one of the sale priced big red berries.
F doesn’t like going out for Valentine’s Day – the hype is too much, and what says true love more then coming home and being in your comfy pjs snuggling and not worrying about PDA as we share a bottle of bubbly with candles and a home cooked meal? I don’t make all of these as it’s too much strawberry for us and perhaps half our meal is the bubbly – though I guess I’m prepared for a Strawberry themed Iron Chef if called to it.
Starter: Strawberry and Cheese Bruschetta (two options here, one with mozzarella and one with goat cheese)
Soup: Strawberry Champagne Soup, served with Champagne Ice, Pistachios and Mint as shared by restaurant H50
Main Course: Shrimp and Strawberry Risotto in a Parmesan Bowl (you can make this vegetarian by instead of shrimp substituting asparagus to counter the balance of the strawberries).
Dessert: Strawberry Fool Recipe is blended strawberries with the cut strawberries and the fresh whipped vanilla cream. Or just go with strawberries and melted chocolate and whipped cream or creme fraiche that you dip yourselves!
Or combine take inspiration from Pulehu Pizza, which made this Strawberries & Crème Flamee Fresh Strawberries, Lemon Zest & Fresh Mint on a creamy base. LOVE. L O V E
What is your idea of romantic food? What would be your ideal Valentine’s Day meal?