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Special Romantic Dinner Recipes For All Times For The Special One

October 1, 2008 by  
Filed under Activities, Dating tips, Valentine's Day

Romantic Dinner

Any day can become a special day with these romantic dinner recipes. So, roll up your sleeves and work your magic in the kitchen (at least initially!) and if you are culinary-challenged, fear not! There are many ways to cheat a little bit (pre-packaged goodies!).They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and what better way to impress your guy than to rustle up a romantic dinner? For romance and seduction you need not wait for a Valentine’s Day or an anniversary or a birthday.

To tantalize his taste buds with the promise of good things to come go in for the classic fondue where you simply need to throw in together some red wine and two types of cheeses in equal proportion and melt them gently in a fondue pot.. Once the fondue is done, dip pieces of hard bread into it and slurp and feed each other!

Now that his senses have been primed, you can launch the full assault of your culinary skills. Dazzle him with the deceptively simple ‘Filet mignon with mushroom and wine sauce’. Assemble together 2tbsp butter, 3tbsp minced shallots, 1/4C shitake mushrooms (stalks removed and cleaned), 3/4C. Dry red wine, 5 fl.oz beef consommé, 2 filet mignon steaks,1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1tsp cornstarch, 1tsp dried thyme and pepper.

In a non-stick frying pan sauté shallots and mushrooms for about 4 minutes in 1tbsp of butter. ½ cup of red wine and 3fl.oz of beef consommé should be added to this and simmered fro 5minutes with frequent stirring. After removing the mushrooms from the sauce boil the mix on high till reduced to ¼ cup. Add the mushrooms again to this sauce. Next, combine soy sauce with cornstarch and let it be.

Sprinkle the pepper on the filets and sauté them over medium heat in 1tbsp of butter till done. Take them out of the pan and in the same pan add the remaining red wine and beef consommé, scraping the pan for the bits of filet to blend in with the sauce and boil it for 1 minute. To this add both the mushroom and soy sauce and thyme and boil fro another 1 minute. Arrange the steaks on a plate pour the sauce over it and garnish with fresh thyme. Serve this accompanied by baked potatoes.

And now the grand finale! Ravish him with a flaming banana dessert redolent with the fragrance of cinnamon. Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon over low-heat till sugar melts. Then sauté the cut bananas in it till it turns slightly brownish. Pour rum over it and just heat through quickly for not more than 1 minute. Ignite the rum, take it to the table and once the flames have subsided, serve the banana pieces with 1-2 scoops of ice-cream and watch your man melt!

Throw in a good bottle of wine, set the table with candles and flowers and enjoy the romance.

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