Yes, food is just as romantic. Smile. Valentine’s Day is this weekend. So, what shall we do during this pandemic that keeps us all hunkered down? Well, I guess that we come up with new ideas to serve old traditional foods at home and make them look somewhat attractive. Regardless of who is the chef at home, this is my simple recipe for you to enjoy that loving day in style! Smile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $12.05 or $6.03 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
Ingredients to Marinate the seafood
1 Tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.20)
1 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.40)
2 Celery stalks with tops, rinsed, pat dry and chopped (leave I top to garnish (.25)
1 Garlic, chopped (.10)
½ small red onion chopped (.25)
1 tomato, rinsed, pat dry and sliced (.35)
2 c. mixed greens ($1.50)
1 handful of cilantro with stems, rinsed and chopped (.20)
1 large lemon for the juice and two slices for the glasses (.60)
1 tsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.30)
Season the shrimp and mussels, refrigerate.
Chop the garlic, onion, celery and sauté in 1 tbsp. of basting olive oil. When light golden, add the shrimp cook just until they turn lightly golden and remove from skillet.
Add the seasoned mussels to the same skillet and since they are already cooked, just warm them up briefly as they will release some of its juices.
Add the chopped cilantro, the cooked shrimp and the lemon juice. (remember to cut 2 slices to garnish the martini glass.
In a nice plate, add 1 c. of mixed greens and some sliced tomato. Pour the seafood generously into 2 martini glasses and place in one side of the plate. You are done.
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