This Valentine's, Chloe and I just kept to ourselves. We decided to cook and PIG OUT! After much deliberation and hours at the grocery, here's what we ended up having...
|Croutons that I made (YAY) for the Caesar salad|
The Caesar salad. Haha! We bought a whole chunk of parmesan to cut into slivers and eat it with. We also made the dressing from scratch!
|For the fish dish, we wanted lapu-lapu but there were no filets available. Thus, we used the ubiquitous dory! Flipped in flour and pepper and salt, pan-fried!|
|Fat scallops (YUM) which Chloe criss-crossed and seared in butter|
|A wonderful salad of rocket, thinly sliced onions and thinly sliced tomatoes, tossed in lemon juice and sprinkled with salt and pepper, then chilled. This was really, really, REALLY good.|
|All together: the fish + the scallops + the salad. And Chloe made a star anise and soy reduction for the fish. It was sinfully good!|
|We bought glorious, fresh little mushrooms|
|And cooked them with the steak! Tenderloin, seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper and rosemary! The mushrooms were pan fried in butter!|
Must run! I am so so so disgustingly busy!