valentines day recipes

  1. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Flank Steak Salad with Red Zinfandel Vinaigrette

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Flank Steak Salad with Red Zinfandel Vinaigrette

    The Flank Steak Salad is definitely a hearty meal, and a delightfully simple one to prepare. Just bear in mind that salting is essential to the recipe. Salting and seasoning the steak 30 minutes prior to grilling ensures that the meat absorbs the flavorful seasoning and remains juicy when served. And salting the vinaigrette intensifies the fruit notes of the red zin as well as softens the tangy cut of the dressing. What's more, the salt in the vinaigrette dials down bitter notes, in turn enhancing the mild and crunchy savor of the baby greens.

     

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  2. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan Seared Halibut

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan Seared Halibut

    The key to achieving that crispy texture and luxuriously creamy center is to set yourself up for success. Allow the filet to come to room temperature. Pat the surface dry before cooking. Use a fish spatula as well as a 12-inch stainless steel pan whose surface area permits steam to flow away from your filet. Be sure that the pan is smoking hot. Smoking hot. All of this ensures the quick searing necessary to curl up and denature the proteins before they have any chance to stick to the pan. Serve the filet over grilled asparagus and enjoy it with Clean Slate Riesling, Clark & Sheffield Sauvignon Blanc, or a bright weisse beer.

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  3. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Peach Crème Brûlée

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Peach Crème Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is not simply about intensely satisfying vanilla notes. The joy of crème brûlée is tasting the contrasts - the hot/savory note of burnt sugar and the cool/sweet interior, and above all the the audible crack of its hard shell giving way to the luxuriantly velvet-textured custard underneath. The key is to take the time necessary to form the shell. Keep the tip of the flame in constant motion by sweeping the tip back and forth across the surface in quick, even passes. Two or three quick and even sweeps is better than a slow single pass - lingering too long in one place will leave a scorched surface.

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  4. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Simple Grand Marnier Truffles

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Simple Grand Marnier Truffles

    Though this decadent recipe is a study in simplicity, be sure to use quality ingredients. Your better half will appreciate your efforts. Enjoy it with a glass of Port.

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  5. Binny's Demo Kitchen: Grilled Shrimp with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

    Binny's Demo Kitchen: Grilled Shrimp with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

    There's nothing like a hearty shrimp appetizer to really start your dinner party off right. Chef Scott's grilled shrimp with caramelized pineapple salsa will leave your guests with the most fulfilling sweet and savory experience they've ever had. This dish is fantastic paired with a chilled glass of rosé a crisp, savory sauvignon blanc, sparkling wine or your favorite New England IPA.

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  6. Demo Kitchen Recipes: Herbed Salmon En Papillote

    Demo Kitchen Recipes: Herbed Salmon En Papillote

    Thiss flavorful, low fat recipe is all about method. The technique known as en papillote is often used with seasoned, delicate proteins (such as chicken breasts and seafood) whose flavors mingle and intensify as they cook in their own steam. It’s easy to execute, fancy and flashy, and lends a sense of drama when unwrapping the entree! Enjoy this dish with a savory Sauvignon Blanc.

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