Perhaps, you’re now excited about the upcoming Valentine’s day since you and your loved one will have a romantic dinner, or probably you will surprise your Valentine with some presents gifts that are quite unusual.
Whatever your plans for this coming Valentine’s day, it would be nicer if you will keep it simple but memorable so that your loved one will surely treasure the moments that you will have for the big day.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, there are several ideas which you can take in order to make the best out of it.
You can invite your partner for a romantic dinner while giving them such valuable presents, or you can prepare some unusual foods on your own to make them feel so special.
These things are nice ideas for those people with partners since they can enjoy the special day together.
If you are planning to have a romantic date or dinner with your loved one, then the best thing that you can do is to prepare some extraordinary foods that would amaze your partner.
You may want to know some of the best food ideas for Valentine’s day; so, it would be better to take the following tips and suggestions regarding the ideal foods for you and for your special someone.
Kick your special date with some bite-sized snacks or appetizers, which can be prepared with ease. You can think of the best appetizers for this special celebration.
You may choose any type of appetizers which you think your partner love most. For your options, you can prepare Jammy Eggs with a Smoked Paprika Aioli or a Homemade Herbed Paneer Cheese. Below is your ultimate guide to prepare these types of palatable foods.
Jammy Eggs with a Smoked Paprika Aioli
This is a protein-packed type of bite-sized appetizer that would surely love your loved one.
You can just boil eggs to the jammy texture that is halfway between soft and hard, and then top with dollop jazzed-up mayonnaise. And garnish with roasted peppers, anchovies, and parsley.
- 24 large eggs
- Two tablespoons of lemon juice
- One piece of garlic that is finely grated
- 1 cup mayo
- ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
- Six-packs of anchovy fillets that are sliced lengthwise
- ¼ teaspoon of smoked Spanish paprika
- Flaky sea salt
- 1/3 cup chopped parsley
- 2 ounces marinated ball peppers that are marinated
- A cup of heavy cream
- 8 cups of whole milk
- 1 ½ tablespoon of kosher salt
- ¾ cup white vinegar (distilled)
- ¼ cup chopped herbs like parsley, oregano, or basil)
How To Prepare
First, boil the eggs using a large pot for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the eggs into the bowl of cold water. Let it sit in cold water with ice for about 5 minutes before peeling.
Whisk the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, and kosher salt in a bowl until it becomes smooth.
Slice the eggs into two and place them on the platter. Dollop with some aioli. Then, arrange one red paper slice and anchovy over each top, tap with chopped parsley, and seasoned with salt.
Homemade Herbed Paneer Cheese
This simple but impressive type of appetizer is a traditional Indian cuisine with fresh cheese, salt, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
The mixture, which is tofu-like, works great, folded into pan-fried curries or soups, and then tossed into a salad.
How To Prepare
Slowly heat cream and milk over medium heat. Stir to prevent scalding until the mixture foams. You can do this procedure for about 25-30 minutes.
Put some vinegar and salt. Continue stirring and cook for 2 minutes. Let it rest once you removed it from heat.
Meanwhile, line a huge sieve with two cheesecloth layers.
Then, put it into the large bowl. By using a spoon, transfer curds into the strainer. Strain until the curds start to become firm. You may discard whey or set it aside to be used for some cooking.
Fold the chopped herbs and salt into curds. Then, transfer the cheesecloth layers to a plate put herbed curbs in the center. You can make use of the back of the spoon to flatten the curds and to make it round for about 1 inch thick.
Gather the cheesecloth ends, and tightly wrap around curds.
Put another plate on its top and utilize a can or some heavy objects in weighing it down. Then, refrigerate it for at least one hour or overnight.
After that, you can now remove the cheesecloth, put some pressed cheese on the cutting board, and cut it into cubes. You can now serve and eat this appetizer with your loved one.
These two best food ideas are perfect for your Valentine’s Day. You may also try some other types of foods that would satisfy your partner’s cravings.