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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Soup, Salmon and Risotto

25 Feb

The quickest way to my boyfriends heart is with food, so for this Valentine’s Day, I made him dinner. This was no ordinary dinner, it was a classy, fancy, restaurant-quality affair that I actually managed to not burn.

If you’ve got someone in your life to impress, here’s a meal that’ll do the trick.

First course: Butternut squash soup

Main course: Salt and pepper salmon, steamed asparagus and mushroom risotto

I know that sounds incredibly involved, but I was actually surprised by its ease for how scary it sounds. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the steps.

How to peel a butternut squash

How to peel a butternut squash

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients: (Serves 3)

  • 1 Butternut squash (About 2 pounds)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Half a medium onion
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg (if you have it)

Step 1: Peel and seed the butternut squash. This is the hardest step of the recipe, so don’t let it discourage you. My cheap-o peeler couldn’t make it through the skin of the squash, so I settled for hacking away at the skin with my chef’s knife. It wasn’t pretty, but got the job done.

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