It’s Valentine’s Day! You know what that means? If you said dinner, chocolate, flowers, and many sweet tasting desserts, you are correct! You may have been planning this day since the beginning of the month and have every part of the evening down, or you might still be forking your brain for what to do (humph!). Relax and do a breathing exercise, however, because today Loiselle Insurance Agency has just declared being nationally recognized love experts (even if the nation fails to recognize us as so). As a result, with the help of the World Wide Web leading us to Food52, we have gathered all the information you would need to create a world class dinner.
Your guide for the night will be an esteemed blogger (…) named Noelle.
On the menu is a dish of spicy citrus buttered oysters; makes 24 oysters.
You will need:
¼ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon Sriracha
2 teaspoons shallots (finely minced)
1 tablespoon lime juice
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons cilantro, minced
24 oysters on the half shell
- READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS FIRST.
- Mix the butter, Sriracha, shallots, lime juice, salt and cilantro.
- Let the butter mixture sit in the fridge. This will allow it to become solid. It’s not required for the mixture to set completely, but it should be firmer than it is fluid.
- In the meantime, heat your broiler until it is hot…very…very…hot.
- Toss each oyster with a dollop of butter.
- Broil for 3-4 minutes.
*Shells will be extremely hot, so be careful while consuming.*
Top the rest of the night off with a refreshing martini made with 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of vermouth, ice, and a lemon twist. First, pour the gin and vermouth into a shaker that has ice halfway. Stir it vigorously using a long-tailed cocktail spoon for half a minute. Finally, strain the liquid into a chilled martini glass. Now garnish (you can also use olives if you’re not up for using a lemon twist.
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Enjoy your delicious dinner and that special time with your Valentine. As you hopefully already know, all of your friends at Loiselle Insurance wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!