1 Easy 3 Course Meal to Win Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is pretty rough. We should just be honest about it. And while no one’s knocking romance, the problem with V Day is that it seems custom built to get in the way of that as much as possible. A romantic dinner is the standard event – for example – and it’s pretty much the expectation these days. Unfortunately it’s going to involve a lot of hassles that are probably going to kill the mood. A night out on February 14th may very well include everything from a frantic, super stressed out serving staff, hiked up prices, and truly epic wait times. You might believe those factors are a necessary evil, but that’s only because you haven’t put serious thought into kicking it at home instead.

Now the naysayers might believe that’s not very romantic, but a home cooked meal over candlelight is easily one of the most romantic experiences you could offer your significant other if you do it right. The ambiance is easy enough to set up, and, besides that, all you have to do is decide on the right dish. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you, and we’re bringing you this outstanding, simple, 3 course meal that’s sure to spark passions this Valentine’s Day.

This outstanding dish comes from Spoon University and it includes a Fig, goat cheese and arugula salad, oven baked lemon caper salmon, and Profiteroles.

Fig, Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad

What you’ll need:

5 dried figs
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups arugula
4 tablespoon goat cheese

First, slice the figs into strips then whisk vinegar, honey, and olive oil into a bowl. Because this is dressing we’re talking about, feel free to add more or less of your ingredients to taste so you can nail the flavor that’s right for you. All you have to do to finish up is toss the arugula in your bowl then add the figs and goat cheese on top. Appetizer served!

Oven Baked Lemon Caper Salmon

What you’l need:

2 salmon fillets
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 lemon
1 tablespoon capers
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoon butter

After you preheat the oven to 450 degrees, spread your olive oil, salt, and pepper on both sides of your fish then set your fillets on a baking sheet. Half your lemon slices and arrange them on top of your fish. Bake for about 15 minutes or until juices are white. Melt butter with capers and garlic and lemon juice cooking over medium heat until the butter browns. Drizzle the butter sauce over your salmon and serve it with your starch of choice. We recommend risotto!

Profiteroles Sweet Tart

So it turns out Profiteroles are actually pretty hard to make. Forget that. Just go to the store and buy a good frozen dessert like this pear tart from Trader Joe’s. It’s delicious and requires little work. You deserve a break every now and then. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you cheated.