3 Quick and Easy Recipes just in time for Valentine’s Day

 

Running out of time on what to prepare for your loved one’s on valentine’s day? Here are 3 quick and easy dishes for you to make at home with easy ingredients from Safe Select. All of these recipes can be done within just 30 minutes!

 

 

Chicken Piccata

Enjoy tender chicken breasts dredged in a lemon pepper flour and seared until golden goodness! This is a quick and easy recipe that’s sure to blow you and your loved ones away with its citrus and juicy pan-fried crispy chicken!

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 
  •        (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • minced fresh parsley, optional

Procedure: 

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. 
  2. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. 
  3. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  4. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Add wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink, 12-15 minutes. 
  5. Drizzle with lemon juice. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

 

Seafood Pasta

Want something refreshing? Seafood Pasta is a perfect dish that’s sure to impress your friends and family! Mix and match the ingredients with your favorites, and serve in just under 30 minutes!

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb. scallops meat, patted dry
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small shallot, minced 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, 
  •  plus more for serving
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, 
  •  plus more for garnish 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Procedure: 

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to the pot. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add shrimp and scallops and season with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate. 
  3. To skillet add shallot and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, 3 minutes. Add milk, broth, Parmesan, tomatoes, and parsley and season with salt. Simmer 3 minutes more, then return shrimp and scallops and toss until combined. Squeeze with lemon juice 
  4. Add cooked spaghetti and toss until fully coated. 
  5. Garnish with parsley and serve with Parmesan.

 

Grilled Steak

Want something more fancy? Enjoy this juicy grilled dry rub steak that’s quick and easy- perfect for a dinner for you and your loved ones! 

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 USDA Angus Choice Ribeye Bone-in slices
  •  2 inches
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Meat Spice Blend or your favorite steak seasoning

Dry Rub: 

  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano

Procedure: 

  1. Remove steaks from the refrigerator and any packaging. Brush each side with oil to coat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and white pepper. Rub both sides of each steak with the rub mixture. Let steaks sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat (about 500 degrees). Sear steaks for 3 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking with the lid closed until the steaks reach the desired level of doneness (130 degrees F for medium-rare).
  4. When the steaks are removed from the grill, immediately top with 1 tablespoon butter each, tent with aluminum foil, and allow the steaks to rest 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into them.



Are you getting excited for Valentine’s day? These dishes only take about 30 minutes to make, perfect for a quick and easy dish you can prepare for your loved ones this Valentine’s! Check out what we have available in our store to buy everything you need in our premium online palengke. You can also avail our special promo and get 14% off all our fresh red fruits!

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