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Romantic Valentines Day Dinners

Happy Valentines Day!

Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Are you staying in for Valentine’s Day and are looking for something special to cook for your sweetheart?  Here are some ideas for making a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner at home.

Coconut Shrimp


Sweet (Pepper) Hearts Salad

Red Pepper Hearts Salad for Valentine's Day

Seafood Baked Ziti

Seafood Baked Ziti

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Have plenty of candles lit and wine chilled.  Use your Valentine’s Bouquet for the table centerpiece.  Have a wonderful, romantic Valentine’s Day!

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Sharon Springfield

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Pina Colada Shrimp & Rice

1 pound large shrimp, cleaned
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup pineapple juice
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
2 cups white rice, uncooked
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut, toasted
1 green onion, sliced

Cook and stir shrimp in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat for 4 minutes until almost cooked through. Add pineapple juice and pineapple chunks; bring to boil. Stir in rice and coconut milk; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. (If all liquid has not been absorbed, cook on low heat additional 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.) Fluff with fork. Spoon onto serving platter; sprinkle with coconut and green onion.

6 Servings

Coconut Shrimp Outback Steak House

8 fluid ounces flat beer
1 cup self-rising flour
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided (one 7-ounce package)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon
12 jumbo shrimp
vegetable oil (for frying)

Marmalade Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 teaspoons stone ground mustard
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 dash salt

Combine all marmalade dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.

To Make the Batter:

Use an electric mixer to combine the beer, flour, ½ cup of the coconut flakes, sugar and salt in medium bowl.
Mix well, then cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

To Prepare the Shrimp:

De-vein and peel off the shell back to the tail.
Leave the last segment of the shell plus the tail as a handle.
When the batter is ready, preheat oil in a deep pot or deep fryer to about 350°F.
Use enough oil to cover the shrimp completely.

Pour the remainder of the coconut into a shallow bowl.
Be sure the shrimp are dry before battering.
Sprinkle each shrimp lightly with paprika before the next step.
Dip one shrimp at a time into the batter, coating Drop the battered shrimp into the coconut and roll it around so that it is well coated.
Deep-fry four shrimp at a time for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp become golden brown.
Flip the shrimp halfway through.
Drain on paper towels briefly before serving.