The Way To Their Heart Through the Stomach
Share your love this Valentine’s Day through a mouth-watering, three-course meal that you can enjoy in the comforts of your home. Whether you’re celebrating with that special someone, or your beloved friends, win their hearts while remaining stress-free of possible restaurant cross-contamination or ordering fiascos. Here are two choices for each course, so pick the one that tickles your fancy and mix-match your way to the perfect meal.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Iceberg Lettuce Wedge w/ Blue Cheese & Bacon Crumbles
We love this Roasted Red Pepper Soup recipe from Gina at SkinnyRecipes.com, but if you feel like making your life easier you can buy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato soup from Pacific Natural Foods and add a few bacon bits to the top. Their soup is gluten-free, low fat, and uses Kosher dairy.
To prepare your iceberg lettuce salad: Quarter 1 head of iceberg lettuce (save 2 quarters for dinner tomorrow), mince half of a tomato, chop 2 green onions, cook 3 strips of bacon, and set aside ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese. Once all of your cooking, crumbling, and chopping is completed top each iceberg quarter with even amounts of each topping and voila, your appetizer is complete.
Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata
8 oz. Filet Mignon w/ Melted Herbed Butter
If you decide to go the chicken route then you must try a recipe made by our friend Elana at Elana’s Pantry. Click here to see her succulent
chicken piccata dish. Not only is it gluten-free, but it is dairy free and egg free too!
To prepare the 8 oz. filet mignon: Allow the meat to come to room temperature, and give it a nice dusting of salt & pepper or use your preferred spice rub. Before you cook the meat, pre-heat a small saucepan to medium and add 3-4 cloves minced garlic, 4 oz. butter, 2 oz. mixed herbs of your choosing, 1 tsp. olive oil, and a dash of salt & pepper. Cook over medium/medium-low heat because you do not want to burn the garlic or butter, but cook long enough for the garlic to soften and pour the butter into a heat-safe dish. Cook your filet mignon to your preference and serve hot with the warm melted butter.
Erin Swing, Organic Chemist & Chef, created the most fabulous dessert using our gluten-free breads back in October of 2010 and we still can’t talk it up enough. See how to make perfect bread pudding with Udi’s Gluten Free Breads here.
To make homemade chocolate covered strawberries start by rinse and drying your strawberries. Next, line a cooking sheet with wax paper. In a double boiler melt small chunks of gluten-free chocolate until smooth and creamy. Dip your dry strawberries completely in the chocolate (one at a time) and twirl it around to ensure a full coating. Set the dipped strawberries on your coated cooking sheet and once they are all finished set the tray in your refrigerator until the chocolate has fully hardened.
If you cook from home this Valentine’s Day send us your photos on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/udisglutenfree and you’ll have the chance to win a free product from Udi’s Gluten Free Foods.