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4 Homemade Valentine’s Day Dinners Worth Staying In For



Sometimes it’s nice to stay home and brush up on your cooking skills. If you feel like staying in this Valentine’s Day, Panoramic Properties has some tips for preparing a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner that’s worth staying in for.

Roasted Rainbow Trout with Broccoli and Tomato

This tasty meal is a great idea for a romantic, home-cooked meal. Instead of spending hours preparing a dish to impress your date, this Roasted Rainbow Trout with Broccoli and Tomato is quick to make and all you need is one pan! Start by setting the oven to 400F and lining a baking pan with parchment paper. Place the trout fillets in the pan and drizzle them with some olive oil, oregano and garlic herb seasoning. In a separate bowl, mix grape or cherry tomatoes, broccoli, garlic, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss it around to mix and place everything around the trout fillets. Add some lemon slices on top of the fish and bake for 15-18 minutes. When the trout is done, add fresh parsley and basil and a touch of lemon. If you’re feel like having a glass of wine, match the meal with a nice Riesling wine.

One Pot Spicy and Creamy Pasta

Who knew such a simple pasta recipe could have so much flavour! Try this yummy dish and impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Begin by melting butter in a large dutch oven over medium heat, then add crushed red pepper, shallots, salt and pepper. Keep mixing everything until the shallots are soft and golden. The next step is to use a pot to bring water or chicken stock to a boil, then add your choice of short pasta, such as penne. Once the pasta is cooked and tender, after 12-15 minutes, add 2 cups of shredded chicken and ¼ cup of heavy cream. Make sure you stir everything and cook for another few minutes, then add some fresh herbs, lemon juice and lemon zest. When you’re ready to sit down and eat, sprinkle the dish with a few more herbs and red pepper. Enjoy!

Red Lentil Soup With Beet Greens

This hearty soup is a nice dinner alternative if you’re looking for something soothing — especially on a chilly day in February. To make this delicious meal, begin by boiling lentils, fenugreek seeds, turmeric, and ghee for about 30 minutes, until everything is tender. Purée the lentils in a blender until smooth and set aside. The next step is to heat 1 teaspoon of ghee in a saucepan, fry cumin seeds for 15 seconds and add ginger and garlic. Cook everything for another minute until you smell the lovely aroma. Then add chopped beet greens, cover and cook for 5 minutes longer. Finally, you’re going to add the beet greens to the soup and top with some lemon!

Beef Stir-Fry

When in doubt, a beef stir-fry is the way to go. This recipe is quick and easy, and it will take you only 30 minutes to make. The first step is to season the steak with salt and pepper. Set it aside and whisk together soy sauce, chilli pepper, sugar and lime and toss in the beef. In a large skillet, you’re going to heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the beef for 3-5 minutes. When it’s cooked through, remove it from the skillet and set aside. The next step is to allow the liquid to reduce until thickened, add the garlic and scallions and cook for another minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for another few minutes.  Then add the snow peas, baby corn, bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until everything is tender. Return the beef to the skillet and voila! Complete the meal with 2 glasses of Shiraz!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Panoramic Properties! We hope you give one of these dinner recipes a try. For information on Panoramic Properties in Mississauga, please visit our website.