Simple Valentine’s Day Recipes that Say I Love You

Simple Valentine's recipes that say I love youGoing out to dinner on Valentine's Day can be expensive and impersonal. Chef Stuart O'Keeffe joins Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini to share some simple and delicious recipes for a home-cooked meal that says, "I love you."

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Dessert: Chocolate-hazelnut mousse

• Mix 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, 1/2 cup crème fraiche, and 3 tsp whiskey (you can also substitute orange liqueur).
• Whip 1 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
• Fold (don't mix) cream into chocolate-hazelnut mixture.
• Put in mason jars, and top each one with raspberries.
• Chill in the refrigerator for two hours.

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Salad: Date and Pear Arugula Salad

• Place three slices of pears on top of a pile of arugula.
• Add sliced cherry tomatoes, dates, figs, and goat cheese.
• To make the vinaigrette: In a mason jar, mix 3 tbsp olive oil,1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Pour over the salad.

Main course: Halibut with Champagne Citrus Cream Sauce

• Fry polenta in canola oil until golden brown on both sides.
• Sear halibut, seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook three minutes for every quarter inch of halibut.
• Sauté shallots in butter for one minute. Stir in the juice of half of a lemon and half of an orange, then add lemon and orange zest.
• Add 2 ounces of champagne, 2 ounces of heavy cream, and 1 tbsp of butter. Stir to combine.

For more great recipes from Stuart O'Keeffe, check out his app, Stuart's Kitchen, in iTunes.

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