Sunday, February 22, 2009

Valentine's Day Feast - Honey Walnut Bread, Swordfish Kebabs, Baked Apple

Backlog from 2/14:

This year I fended off any possible Valentine's Day depression with a kick-ass dinner and a Battlestar Galactica mini-marathon.

Appetizer: Freshly Baked Honey-Walnut Wheat bread with Goat Cheese Brie
I just made a half-batch of the speedy no-knead bread, substituting white whole wheat flour for half of the bread flour and adding 1 Tbsp honey and about 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

The entree was swordfish kebabs, based on a recipe in The Fifteen Minute Single Gourmet, borrowed from the library. Swordfish chunks marinated in a soy sauce/tomato paste/honey mixture, then threaded onto skewers alternating with fresh pineapple chunks, onions, and orange sweet pepper, and broiled to juicy perfection. The main course was rounded out with leftover brown rice and sauteed green beans garnished with pine nuts.

And for the finale - a baked apple from Simply Recipes, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

With a meal like that, who needs a man?

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