Valentine’s Day is all about love, chocolate, flowers, and of course, romantic dinners with your special someone. A fancy meal for two at home has so many advantages over noisy, overpriced and overcrowded restaurants. Just in case you need convincing, we have some suggestions for everything from setting your table to a delicious recipe and the perfect craft cocktail creations from Miami Cocktail Company.
Start by setting the table. Go for a simple white tablecloths. Decorate with red, pink, or heart-printed cocktail napkins, finish with wine glasses and fancy silverware. Dress up as if you were going out. Keep things cozy, dim the lights and light some candles.
Now for dinner! Honey Garlic Shrimp pairs deliciously with our Tropical Sangria. It’s easy to make, and not filling enough that you won’t be able to fit in dessert!
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, and cleaned
3 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces snow peas, cut in half
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Snipped scallions and torn cilantro leaves, for topping
Steamed rice or cooked quinoa, for serving
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in an even layer and cook undisturbed until pink on the bottom, about 1 minute. Flip the shrimp and add remaining the butter, garlic, and salt. Cook, stir occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 1 to 2 minutes more.
Add the snow peas and honey. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the snow peas have softened and the shrimp just begins to lightly brown. Add the lemon juice or vinegar and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds more. Remove from the heat and stir in the pepper flakes. Serve immediately over rice or quinoa.