Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines dinner!

My tasty and romantic valentines dinner!!


This evening was very romantic! Red roses, a funny letter with love hearts candy (quite childish, but it was inventive!), Champagne and great food!

I made duck leg in a chestnut sauce, with peach and anis chestnut brick...
Add 300 ml of milk, half a fine chopped shallot onion, and 6 sweet peeled chestnuts. Bring it to the boil, then add some butter and a tablespoon of sugar. Turn down the heat and let it cook for 30-45 min.
In a frying pan add some duck fat and cook the duck leg on its fatty side for 3 min. Take it off the heat and add it in the sauce. Put a lidd on the saucepan and let it cook for another 30 minutes. I know it may seem like a long time to prepare this dish, but it´s totally worth it! The chestnut sauce and duck together is just amazing!!
For the peaches, use conserved ones. They are sweet and very easy to make soft! Add 200 ml of white wine, and some star anis in a sauce pan with 4 half peaches. let it cook at low heat with the lidd on for 20 min. If the wine disappears, add some water to keep some liquid in the pan. After 20 min, they should be a bit soft and you should be able to turn off the heat.
For the bricks, brown 3 chopped shallots in a saucepan. Add your chestnuts (5-6) and a little part of the duck leg meat. Then add some cream for the texture and season! If you need more, just add more;) Use 2 rice paper to make the bricks, and fry them in sunflower oil.
Great dish, and a success!

Then the dessert!!!
I made a double mousse au chocolat (part white part dark!)
This had a thick, dark chocolate fluffy mousse in the bottom! and a light fluffy white chocolate mousse on top!
Want the recipe? I´ll be posting it tomorrow! I promise you, this mousse was one of my best mousse experiences!! I truly loved it...


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