Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gweneth Paltrow Receipe- Great for Valentine's

I did a post on how to create an intimate setting in your house for Valentine's..now I want to focus on what to serve.

I think the menu overall should be very simple to put together yet very tasteful, to entice all your senses...ultimate I think is fun to try new things....

I love the idea of starting with artichoke...allow to set the tone..is a finger food (very sexy..) and also it really does not require much preparation...This is a Gweneth Paltrow recipe!

Enjoy!







Steamed Artichokes with Cheat’s Aioli

SERVES: 2  TIME: 45 minutes, largely unattended

  • 2 artichokes, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/4 of a juicy lemon)
  • pinch of coarse sea salt 
  • a generous tablespoon of thinly sliced basil

Steam the artichokes for about 45 minutes or until they give little resistance when you pierce them with a paring knife.

Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.

Let the artichokes cool a bit and serve them with the aioli. 

To eat, peel off each leaf, swipe it through the aioli, scrape it with your teeth and repeat over and over. When you get to the heart, remove the sharp thistle and enjoy the best part of the artichoke.


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1 comment:

Nest said...

Sounds so simply spectacular!

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