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Smoked Salmon Hearts
Cream cheese with chives, garlic or herbs
Plain or peppered water crackers
Smoked salmon, cut into thin strips
Garnish: any combination of capers, green onion rings, caviar, sour cream
Spread cream cheese on crackers. Take two smoked salmon strips, the same length, and curl them into a heart shape on each cracker. Decorate with your choice of garnishes. Pour bubbly and feed each other.
Shrimp Hearts on Pink Tomato Pasta
12 large shrimp
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 T tomato paste
1/2 cup cream or milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb. thin pasta such as spaghettini or fresh Asian noodles
Garnish: parsley sprigs
Over medium-high heat, sauté shrimp in butter and olive oil, stirring until shrimp are coated with oil. Add onions and stir until onions and shrimp are just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and milk; season to taste.
Cook pasta al dente. Divide between two bowls. Spoon some sauce over each portion and toss lightly. On each portion, arrange six shrimp into three hearts (you get the idea). Top with remaining sauce, garnish with parsley and serve hot.
Remember the movie Lady and the Tramp? Pasta can be one of the sexiest foods going. Just make puppy dog eyes at each other and start slurping from opposite ends. (You won't have to worry about messing up your clothes if you don't have 'em on.)
Deluxe Banana Split for Two
1 large, ripe banana, split lengthwise
Strawberry and/or raspberry ice cream
Valentine cookies with red sugar
Canned cherry pie filling or maraschino cherries
Whipped cream (spray can okay)
Candy hearts and/or red hots
Lay the banana in a large bowl. Pile on as many scoops of ice cream as you can handle. Tuck in some cookies so they stick out a bit. Spoon or pour on cherry pie filling and chocolate sauce. Top with whipped cream and arrange candy over everything.
Here's a perfect chance to play with your food - and each other. We at Wine X trust you to make up the details as you go along. Email us (), and maybe we'll print some of the juiciest!