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Valentine’s Day Seafood Feast

Valentine’s Day Seafood Feast


(jazz music) – I absolutely love seafood, and it’s exactly what you want to make when you’re trying to impress
that significant other. Whether it’s date night
or Valentine’s Day, this is what you want to make. I’ve got three amazing dishes, but first we’ve got a
ton of prep to knock out, and it all starts with some sauces. The first one is a cucumber
and horse radish sauce. Start by peeling, seeding,
and finally mincing up one half of a cucumber, and
place it in a small bowl. Follow it up with some horse radish, chopped fresh basil and mint, and finally some sherry vinegar. Give it a quick mix and set aside. Next is a classic vignette. Finally, mince up some shallots
and add it to a small bowl along with some white whine
vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, and whole black peppercorns. Stir it up and make way for
the classic cocktail sauce: ketchup, horse radish
sauce, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and lemon juice. Whisk it up, and let’s move on. The sauce is our finish. Now we want to knock out some prep because we’re gonna make a shrimp scampi. We simply want to mince up some garlic, chop up some parsley, and
it’s time to start cooking. The hardest part now is to make sure everything comes together
at the exact same time. What I mean is we have
shrimp on the stovetop, we have lobster that
needs to go in the oven, we need to shuck oysters. We really need to prioritize, so the first thing we’re gonna
do is saute off that shrimp. In a large, hot saute pan
with a little bit of butter, we’re gonna caramelize up that garlic. Next, place in the shrimp and saute for two to three minutes. Deglaze with white wine and cook for two to three more minutes. We finish off our scampi
with some fresh parsley, lemon juice, butter, and,
of course, salt and pepper. And now for the lobster. Simply cut down the center of
the tail, pull out the meat, and drizzle on some
melted, unsalted butter. Sprinkle on some traditional paprika, season with salt and pepper,
top off with parsley, and place it under the broiler on low heat for five to seven minutes. If you decide to shuck
the oysters at home, please be careful, but to keep it simple, ask your fishmonger to
take care of that for you. Now it’s time to feast. Look at that spread. Look, if your girlfriend,
boyfriend, wife, husband, whatever doesn’t like this, you give ’em my number. I’m coming looking for ’em. I don’t want to waste any time. I’ve got a serious seafood feast here. I’m gonna get into it. We’ll see you next time. (jazz music)

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