13 February 2017

Two easy recipes to cook at home on Valentine's Day

Two easy recipes to cook at home on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time for love and romance. If you prefer to skip crowded restaurants this year, make your Valentine's Day dinner perfect with these two easy and mouth watering recipes provided by The Westin Beijing Financial Street.

Rosemary lamb chops with asparagus and baby carrots


Australian lamb chop, baby carrots, spinach, potatoes, asparagus, baby onions, red wine, butter, cream, rosemary, olive oil, salt, black pepper


1. Season the lamb chops with black pepper and salt while you prepare other ingredients.

2. Boil the potatoes in water until soft and tender. Fish the spinach out of boiling water and mash them up together with the potato.

3. Cook the asparagus and baby carrots in a pan of boiling water until tender.

4. Cook the baby onion well in red wine

5. Melt the butter in a pan until it turns light brown, fry the lamb chops on both sides until they turn brown.

6. Serve the lamb chops with the vegetables and purees and arrange well to serve.

Good for:

Wine dinner, quick meal, healthy diet

Bacon-wrapped scallops with green pea puree


Australian scallops, bacon, balsamic vinegar, green peas, Parmesan cheese, Brussels sprouts, olive oil, tomato, lemon juice, chili sauce, sugar


1. Boil the green peas in water until soft and tender, and mash them up.

2. Melt the Parmesan cheese in a hot pan into a flat piece. Set aside to cool completely.

3. Place each scallop on one end of a piece of bacon and roll the bacon around it.

4. Heat olive oil in a pan, and fry the bacon-wrapped scallops on two sides until they turn light brown.

5. Heat balsamic vinegar and sugar in a pan to make sauce.

6. Mix diced tomato with chili sauce and lemon sauce to make salsa. Use leaves of Brussels sprouts as containers to hold them.

7. Arrange the fried bacon-wrapped scallops, Parmesan cheese and salsa on a big plate and top with balsamic vinegar sauce.

Good for:

Easy appetizer, last-minute cooking

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