Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

Show that special someone in your life how much you love them by cooking them a Three Course Valentine’s Day Dinner. Try my Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, White Bean Bruschetta and Baked Chocolate Bananas.

I started my Three Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes with a simple bruschetta made with white beans and heirloom tomatoes, seasoned with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

Appetizer Course White Bean Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Appetizer Course White Bean Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

My Main Course Recipe is Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, in a light coconut cream sauce tossed with brown rice spaghetti and petite peas.

Main Course Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Main Course Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

My last recipe was a simple dessert, baked banana with dark chocolate chunks and slivered almonds. It’s the perfect sweet, but light dessert to end a special homemade Valentine’s Day dinner.

Dessert Course Chocolate Baked Banana

Dessert Course Chocolate Baked Banana

 

Valentine's Day Dinner
 
Appetizer Course, White Bean Bruschetta Main Course, Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Dessert Course, Chocolate Baked Banana
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Recipe type: Valentines Day Dinner Three Courses
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • White Bean Bruschetta
  • 1 loaf bread
  • 1 can low sodium white beans
  • 1 pound mini heirloom tomatoes or 1 pack cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
  • 1 to 1½ pounds shrimp, peeled with tail on
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans extra thick coconut milk
  • ½ garlic bulb
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 package of brown rice pasta (1 pound)
  • 1½ cups frozen petite peas
  • Baked Chocolate Banana
  • 2 bananas
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chunks
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. White Bean Bruschetta
  2. Cook beans in small sauce pan on low for 10 minutes and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half or ¼.
  4. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Slice bread 1 inch thick and toast
  6. scoop up a large spoonful and top on sliced toast
  7. Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
  8. Cut tope of garlic bulb off and cut in half. Place in foil and add ½ tablespoon olive oil and wrap in foil. Pre-heat oven at 400˚F and bake for 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and squeeze garlic cloves into blender, add coconut milk and blend until smooth.
  9. In large pan add remaining olive oil and pour mixture from blender into pan. Simmer on medium low heat. In small bowl add 1 tbsp. water, cornstarch and mix with fork until completely diluted. Stir into Alfredo sauce and add salt and pepper.
  10. In large bowl mix shrimp, minced garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  11. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large pan on medium heat and add shrimp. Cook for 5-6 minutes and add parsley and lemon juice. Cook for another minute until shrimp is fully cooked.
  12. Boil peas for 2-3 minutes in small pot.
  13. Follow cooking instructions for pasta.
  14. Baked Chocolate Bananas
  15. Pre-heat ove 350˚F degrees
  16. Peel ¼ of banana and with a small spoon scoop a little of the fruit out.
  17. Add chocolate and almonds and wrap half and hug the banana in foil so it stands up on it's own.
  18. Bake for 10-15 minutes