Valentine’s Day Recipes

Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa
(Serves 2)
If you want to impress your loved one with some home-cooked fare, try this amazing Salmon dish featuring Gourmet Garden herbs and spices

2 salmon fillets (skin off)
1 cup champagne (drained)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Lemongrass

1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 can sweet corn kernels
1 medium onion (diced)
1 red capsicum (diced)
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Coriander
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Hot or Mild Chilli

Step 1 Heat together in a saut? pan the champagne, water and lemon grass
Step 2 Reduce to a slow simmer and add the salmon
Step 3 Cover and poach until done
Step 4 For the Salsa: Mix all of the ingredients together and stand in the refrigerator for 1 hour
Step 5 Serve together with rice or chat potatoes.

French and fantastic
If you want to make something really special, try a recipe from the newly released French Leave DVD. Award winning British chef John Burton Race stars in this cooking/comedy show made by the producers of The Naked Chef and Two Fat Ladies. John has decided to take a year off from his fast paced London restaurant to rediscover his love for cooking. He packs up his wife and six children (aged between three and fifteen) and heads to an old village in the depths of rural France. He cooks everything from Apple Crepes to traditional French dishes and everything in between.
RRP $39.95 from ABC shops.
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Homer Hudson Icecream
Warning ? this is seriously indulgent ice cream. Forget your gourmet ice cream in a cone, this is the big bertha of the ice cream world. Don?t despair at the small size of the ?for one? tubs as even those with a serious sweet tooth will be fighting to finish it. The SheSaid team had the arduous task of roadtesting Homer Hudson to make sure it was up to scratch for your Valentine’s Day dessert! We tried Chocolate Rock [more cocoa than a sane person needs in one afternoon] and Hoboken Crunch (this flavour will send you bordering on addiction), other flavours are Beyond Fudge Brownie and Cherry Virgin. With no artificial colourings, preservatives or flavourings, it?s one of the creamiest ice creams available in your supermarket. Available in 125mL and 500mL tubs.

After dinner cocktails
The chocolate covered strawberry is a quintessential romantic treat. How about something a little different ? the alcoholic variety! Pour 15ml of Cadbury Cream Liqueur over 15ml De Kuyper Strawberry Schnapps in a chilled shot glass and you?ve got the perfect Valentine?s Day cocktail! Fancy something a little less strong? Try the Espresso Cream.

15ml Cadbury Cream Liqueur
30ml Bacardi
15ml Coffee Liqueur
30ml Milk
30ml Cream

RRP of Cadbury Cream Liqueur: $28.99