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When was the last time you planned a special evening to surprise your partner? Whether there is a particular reason to celebrate or you just want to say “I love you” to that special person, dinner is always a good idea. Remember, the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach!
If you have no idea where to start, the following is a complete menu– including an appetizer, main course, drink and dessert– that we are sure will give you a night to remember.
To prepare these delicious dishes, you will need your best allies on your side: your Royal Prestige® kitchen accessories! In addition to having a good time in the kitchen cooking for that special someone, having excellent kitchenware will help you cook up this menu more easily, enhancing the flavors to the fullest and preparing food in a healthy way.
Sweet and Sour Beet Salad
The best thing to kick things off is an exquisite, Sweet & Sour Beet Salad, which is an excellent light appetizer to smoothly transition you to the main course.
Start by taking your 8-inch skillet, place the beets and add 1 tablespoon of water at medium-high heat. Cover with the Redi-Temp® valve open and cook at medium-high for approximately 4 minutes, until it whistles. Reduce temperature from high to low and cook for another 10 minutes, until the valve sounds again, and beets are soft.
With the Royal Prestige® Salad Machine, slice the beets with the #5 Cone, which will create a wavy pattern. Place them in the 3-quart Mixing Bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
To prepare the dressing, pour orange juice, blue agave honey and red wine vinegar into the 2-quart Mixing Bowl and mix using the Precision Series Whisk.
Finally, in the 5-quart Mixing Bowl, combine arugula, crumbled goat cheese, mandarin wedges, peach slices, pecans, the and chilled beets. Pour the dressing over the salad. Mix and enjoy!
Pork Loin in Maple Syrup
Ready for the main course? Let’s get to work!
The first thing you should do is season the pork tenderloin with thyme, garlic, rosemary, pepper and salt to taste. Then, using the 1-quart Mixing Bowl, combine the maple syrup and Dijon mustard, using the Precision Series Whisk.
Preheat the 8‐quart Dutch Oven at medium-high heat for about 3 minutes. and Sear the pork loin for 4 minutes on each side. Then, add the maple and Dijon sauce, sliced pears, pumpkin, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and red wine. Finally, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Finish cooking with the Redi-Temp® valve closed for 16 minutes, or until the pork is fully cooked.
Slice the tenderloin with the Carving Knife and serve with vegetables and syrup. Sprinkle some blue or feta cheese on each plate and dinner is served!
Marry Me Juice
Accompany the main course with a delicious, refreshing juice, easy to prepare and with a name that will re-conquer your special person.
It’s as easy as putting everything through the Royal Prestige® Juicer: honeydew melon, cantaloupe and watermelon until they are well mixed. Add low-calorie plain yogurt in the juice container and that’s it. Chill and drink up!
Black Forest Cake
This sweet treat, one of the most outstanding dishes in German cuisine, it will delight the palate with both its rich chocolate and cherry flavors. It is an ideal end to the perfect evening with your partner. One that will leave both of you remembering the perfect cuisine that you prepared and the special moment you have spent together.
Take the 3-quart Mixing Bowl and combine chocolate cake mix, milk and eggs. At medium-high temperature, preheat the 10½‐inch Skillet for 3 minutes. Then, take it off the heat for 1 minute and coat with spray-on oil before pouring in the cake mixture, covering it and closing the Redi – Temp® Valve. Reduce the temperature to low and cook for 20 to 23 minutes, or with a knife insert it in the cake until it comes out clean.
In the 2-quart Mixing Bowl, add heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar, and combine until it thickens. Divide this mixture into two equal portions. Mix one portion with cocoa powder and the other with halved cherries. Slice the chocolate cake into two layers. Using a knife, poke holes in both layers. Pour cherry liquid onto both layers. Spread creams and cherry mixture over bottom later. Top with second cake layer, then spread cocoa cream mixture over the top. Garnish with whole cherries, chocolate shavings and cocoa powder. You may serve the cake immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
From start to finish your significant other will enjoy every morsel. What’s great about every dish is that is was prepared with a lot of love and since it was made with your Royal Prestige® products, you know it’s delicious. Enjoy and savor a home cooked meal with your loved one.