There is something inherently romantic about seafood. Maybe it's the delicate flavors or the age-old traditions associated with fishing, crabbing, oystering, lobstering...You get the point. But can seafood be sexy? Let us show you how to cook a killer Valentine's Day dinner using one of our Party Boxes.
The FultonFishMarket.com Valentine's Day themed gift boxes are sure to deliver a sexy seafood dinner on Valentine's Day, and we've provided recipes and ideas to maximize the romance -- delivered directly to your door. Each gift box also includes a complimentary bag of frozen swordfish cubes that you can enjoy any time. You now have the perfect excuse to stay in for Valentine’s Night, and you're sure to whip up some amazing eats. Here are a few or our favorite recipes sure to deliver a very special Valentine's Day dinner with your love.
Valentine’s Dinner Recipe #1: Vodka Oyster Shooters and Baked Crab Legs with Spicy Garlic Butter
Pro Tips: Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac! This recipe is for 1 dozen oysters (dinner for two), but you can triple it up to use your entire gift box if you like
1 Dozen Live Atlantic French Kiss Oysters
1 Dozen Live Atlantic Madhouse Oysters
1 Dozen Live Pacific Kusshi Oysters
Short knife (for shucking the oysters)
Rag or kitchen towel (for shucking the oysters)
Large mixing bowl
1 dozen oysters
1 brick aged Romano cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Steps to grill the Oysters:
Light the grill.
In the mixing bowl, stir together the lemon juice, garlic, and seasoning.
Shuck the oysters, but don’t remove the meat; leave the meat in the shell after splitting apart the shells.
Place the oyster flatter-side up, holding it with the rag so you don't cut yourself.
Insert the knife just next to the hinge (the place where the oyster shells connect to each other).
Carefully twist the knife to break open the hinge. Try to keep the oyster flat so you don't lose too much liquid. If you have difficulty, try inserting the knife at different angles.
When you've broken the hinge open, to avoid cutting the oyster, slide the knife along the bottom edge of the top shell to pry the shells apart. Use the knife to remove the oyster meat from the shells. Serve the oysters as soon as possible after shucking. You can chill them on ice for a short time if you need to.
Place a teaspoon of the butter mixture on each oyster.
Place the oysters shell-down on the grill. Cook about 5 minutes until the oyster meat curls around the edges of the shell.
While the oysters are grilling, grate the Romano cheese and set aside.
Transfer the oysters to the serving platter and top with the grated cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Valentine’s Dinner Idea #3: Lobster and Scallops with Tomato Garlic Vinaigrette