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Romantic Dinner for Two: For Under $50

Romantic Dinner for Two: For Under $50

by Larisa Severson inMagazine committee member, Photography by Danielle Carty

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1) For Mashed Potatoes: Peel, dice and boil potatoes until fork tender and mash adding butter, salt & pepper to taste.

 

 

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2) For Oven Roasted Asparagus: On a baking sheet lay the Asparagus and drizzle with olive oil and salt & pepper. Roast in oven at 325 until soft and tender. About 10 Minutes.

 

 

IMG_0206 IMG_0217 IMG_02443) For Steaks: Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil. When the butter melts, add the steaks to the skillet and sear on both sides until a really nice color, about 1 minute per side.

Place the skillet in the oven to finish cooking the steaks. Preheated to 400 degrees. Cook until medium rare, 4 to 5 minutes. Cover loosely in foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

 

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4) For the shrimp: Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté until pink and dark golden brown. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Set aside

 

 

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5) For Hollandaise: I used a Knorr Hollandaise Sauce Packet and followed the directions on the back of the package.

 

 

 

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6) Plating: Place each filet steak on a plate on top of a dollop of mashed potatoes and place three to four asparagus spears on top. Pile on some saute shrimp and drizzle on some hollandaise Sprinkle on the parsley and serve

 

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7) For Desert: Any flavor instant pudding. Following the directions for pudding and allow to thicken. Cut a thawed premade pound cake into bite size cubes. I used a stem less wine glass but any dish or glass will work, Alternate adding the pudding and pound cake until full and top with whip cream.

 

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