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Valentine’s Day will come next week. We have shared some Valentine’s Day food recipes with the last article, but many friends want us to share more. So another three recipes for you. Enjoy it!
CROWN ROAST OF PORK
For anyone who loves meat, this is a great recipe for you Valentine’s Day dinner. The crown roast of pork with mushroom dressing is a delicious meal that is sure to impress your partner. The dish is elegant and seems like it was intricate to prepare. However, the crown roast of pork with mushroom is relatively easy to cook. The crucial step is order one pork loin crown roast from the meat department at your grocery store. Be sure to contact them in advance and request a roast that is about six to eight pounds. After this step is done, the rest is relatively easy.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the roast with the rib ends up and cover the tips in tinfoil. Bake the rest of the roast uncovered for one-to-one hour and 25 minutes. Next, melt the butter in a skillet and add mushrooms and celery. After the mushroom and celery are soft, add breadcrumbs and other seasonings. It is very important to be sure that the roast is cooked to avoid food poisoning. Often, it can be difficult to tell when meat is fully cooked.
It is crucial to utilize a temperature control and it is highly recommended to use food thermometers. ThermoPro food thermometers have created tools for this exact purpose. The ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer is a great option for anyone cooking meat. Simply this the thermometer piece in the meat and read the temperature from a separate device with an LCD screen. Unlike other thermometers, this one is wireless and makes it easier to read temperatures. This way, you will not have to guess is your meat is cooked or have to create a dangerous situation by peering into your oven to read the thermometer.
When the roast is done, remove it from the oven and add this mixture around the base of the roast. After this step, brush on the fruit preserve of your choice to the roast. Apricot preserves often pair best with roasts, but choose whichever fruit you prefer. This dish is relatively easy to prepare and is sure to impress your partner.
SEARED SCALLOPS WITH JALAPENO VINAIGRETTE
If you or your partner do not eat meat, here is a great seafood recipe to try. Seafood is a great meal that can make any night special. Seafood dishes such as lobster, scallops, and clams are often saved for special occasions. Scallops are incredibly easy to cook but are sure to be a real treat. Consider cooking seared scallops with a jalapeno vinaigrette for a unique meal that your partner is sure to remember.
Seared scallops with a jalapeno vinaigrette are incredibly easy to prepare at home. Most meat markets at grocery stores with have a seafood section with scallops, so it should not be hard to acquire them. The first step is to blend jalapeno, rice vinegar, olive oil, and Dijon mustard in a blender. After the mixture is completely liquified, add some salt and pepper for seasoning. Next, season the scallops with sea salt and cayenne pepper. Add oil to a skillet on high heat. Add the scallops to the pan and brown on each side.
However, it is important not to burn the scallops. It can be a fine line to walk between under and over cooking scallops. Many cooks will use food thermometers for a temperature control. The ThermoPro TP19 Ultra-fast Instant Read Thermometer is a great option for people cooking on the stove top or even a grill. While the scallops are cooking, simply insert the thermometer into the scallops and wait until they heat to the right temperature. Using a food thermometer is a great way to ensure the food is perfectly cooked.
After the scallops are cooked, transfer them to a plate. Garnish scallops with orange pieces and then drizzle jalapeno vinaigrette. This is a meal that is sure to impress!
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY MINI CHEESECAKES
After a meal, it is important to have dessert. An easy yet impressive dessert is chocolate covered strawberry mini cheesecakes. These desserts are small enough for two to enjoy with plenty of leftovers for the next meal. They are lighter than traditional cheesecakes but are still packed with flavor. Plus, they are super easy to prepare!
The first step is to combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, and melted butter in a bowl. Add this mixture into cupcake liners to create the base. Then, bake the cupcake liners in a muffin tray at 375 degrees for eight minutes. Next, combine cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract and stir until creamy. Add eggs yolk to the mixture one at a time. Keep the egg whites and whisk them in a bowl until they are frothy and large. Add the egg whites to the cream cheese mixture.
Bake the cheese cakes for 20 minutes, but be sure to not burn them. Utilize a thermometer to accurately gauge the temperature. The ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant-Read Thermometer is great for this task. Simply stick the thermometer into the food and quickly find out the temperature. After the cheesecakes are fully baked, add the chocolate coating.
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