Valentine’s day recipes
Food of Love
16 Oysters, in the half shell
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (or substitute with dashes of Tabasco)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cracked black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
- Preheat oven to grill
- Heat a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. When hot, add the olive oil and the butter. Add the garlic cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the lemon juice, chili pepper flakes, salt, pepper and parsley. Turn off heat.
- Arrange the oysters in a grilling pan
- Pour the butter mixture evenly over the oysters
- Cook under grill for 3minutes until golden
- Set aside to cool
- Sprinkle with Parsley and serve
Figs stuffed with Ricotta
6 Fresh figs
125ml fresh ricotta cheese
50g Almonds, toasted and chopped
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
- Using a sharp knife, split each fig down the middle without cutting all the way through.
- Mix ricotta, half the honey and half the nuts together
- Using a teaspoon, stuff the figs with the ricotta mixture
- Drizzle the figs with honey and sprinkle with the rest of the nuts and fresh mint.
- Feed your lover immediately
Champagne is the queen of wines, which is thought to have erotic effect on women. In the feasts of ancient Rome, baths were filled with bubbling wine in which naked men and women frolicked. Pomegranates were used in ancient Greece to enhance one’s libido. The combination of champagne, peach and pomegranate makes this drink the ultimate love drink.
375ml Pomegranate juice
250ml Peach juice
3 shots Grand Manier
750ml Champagne or Sparkling wine
- Mix peach, pomegranate juice and grand manier together in a big jug
- add champagne and serve in glasses over crushed ice
- decorate with pomegranate seeds