Posted on 25 Jan 2022
It’s February, which means that love is in the air — but why deal with dining out for Valentine’s Day when you already have a gorgeous chef’s kitchen in your Reunion home? You can whip up an elegant meal for your sweetheart in less time than it takes to figure out what’s available on OpenTable. Read on for three impressive-but-uncomplicated dishes to serve for your special date night in the coziness of your own home.
Flirty and Fabulous Fajitas
Elevate your Valentine’s dinner with this easy but delicious recipe that includes homemade salsa and guacamole. Fortunately, your kitchen island counter offers enough prep space to streamline the process. Tossing strips of raw chicken with paprika and cumin, green pepper, and yellow onion imparts the taste of an hours-long marinade in the five minutes it takes to cut up tomatoes, chili, and coriander for salsa. Once your griddle is sizzling, cook the meat and veggies for 6-8 minutes — frequently turning for a slight char. To make the guacamole, roughly chop tomatoes, coriander leaves, and avocado before adding a squeeze of lime juice and smooshing all together. Finally, warm corn or flour tortillas in the microwave or on a dry griddle. Set the table with shredded cheddar cheese, crème fraîche, and — of course — romantic candlelight.
Scintillating Poached Salmon
Display your culinary competency with a sophisticated salmon dish! Follow these straightforward instructions for poaching salmon with the even heat of your gas stovetop and you’ll be good to go. As your poaching liquid simmers over very low heat for 30 minutes, prepare long grain rice as a side dish — then make a tasteful sauce by tossing cucumber, lemon, onion, and dill into a blender and mixing the resulting purée with yogurt and seasonings. Serve with a tossed salad, rice, and a red, red rose.
Chopsticks and Champagne
Infuse your evening with the sparkle of champagne bubbles and this Asian-inspired roasted vegetable dish for a light-but-satisfying meal! Toss bok choy, mushrooms, asparagus, red pepper, onion, and sliced garlic in a drizzle of sesame oil and cracked pepper before roasting in a 425-degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare rice noodles according to package directions and mix soy sauce with rice vinegar, sesame oil, fresh ginger, and sriracha. Toss the noodles, veggies, and sauce then sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve by candlelight!
Whether you’re lounging by the fire in your luxurious great room or perched at your gorgeous kitchen island, life at Reunion makes it easy to enjoy delicious, refined, and romantic homemade food. No matter what you choose to serve, spending quality time with your Valentine means the most. Not yet in your dream home? Contact us today so we can help you find the perfect fit!