This Valentine’s Day, Get Intimate Cooking.
With this romantic kitchen date, you can spark romance by getting cozy at home — while enjoying privacy from the world.
What could be more intimate than cooking for each other or cooking together? I still remember cooking with my boo last year and that was one of the most romantic Valentine’s days of my life.
Cooking together is one of the best ways to get to know someone. If this is something you do every day, cook something special on Valentine’s day. Whatever you decide to make, just make sure you make it with love, since that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. Today I’m sharing my personal favorite recipe for all the love birds out there to make their day more happening and delicious.
Southwest Shrimp & Grits
- Preheat broiler. Place poblano peppers, cut sides down, on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Slowly whisk in grits. Reduce heat and simmer
- Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter. Season with salt.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper.
- Season shrimp with coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in reserved skillet over medium heat.
- Add shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add broth to skillet, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, 8 to 9 minutes.
- Return grits to medium heat. Add 1/2 cup milk. Cook, stirring often until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Serve grits topped with shrimp mixture with cilantro and lime wedges alongside.
The month of February is here. Romance and love are also profoundly expressed this month. As Valentine’s week is coming. Whether you’re celebrating the beginnings of a new relationship or you’re spending the day with your longtime sweetheart, sharing a meal together can be a great way to show that love in action.