Healthy 3-Course Date Night Dinner For #ValentinesDay - Medshield Movement

Healthy 3-Course Date Night Dinner For #ValentinesDay

Whether you want to prepare a beautiful meal to surprise your partner or you want to have fun cooking in the kitchen together, making a delicious, healthy meal at home means no queuing or rushing or set dinners out on Valentine’s Day. Here, we have a tasty, healthy starter, main and dessert that will tantalise your taste buds while helping you stick to your healthy-eating goals. 

Starter: Tuna Tartare

What You Need

400g boneless, skinless tuna (you can also other fish such as trout, salmon or yellowtail)

¼ small red onion, sliced into super-thin rings

2 spring onions, finely sliced

1 tbsp finely chopped chives

2 limes + 1 extra for wedges, if needed. 

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra

Pinch chilli flakes

Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, for garnishing (you can also use coriander)

Salt and freshly

ground black pepper

Method

1/ Slice the fish into one-centimetre pieces.

2/ Place the red onion slices, spring onions and chives in a glass bowl. Add the zest from one lime and one tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, as well as the sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of chilli flakes. Whisk to combine, then add the fish, tossing to combine. Taste to check the flavour and add more lime juice, if needed.

3/ Divide the tartare between six small plates or bowls and garnish each with a few parsley leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and a thin lime wedge.

4/ Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Main: Thai-style mussels

What You Need:

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 large clove garlic, finely chopped

4 spring onions, sliced

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 lemongrass stalk, smashed and sliced

Juice and zest of 1 lime

1 x 400g tin coconut milk

½ cup fresh coriander, chopped

1kg mussels (500g mussels each)

Method:

1/ Heat the sesame oil in a large pot (with lid) over medium heat.

2/ Add the garlic, spring onions, chilli and lemongrass and cook gently until softened.

3/ Add half the lime juice and all the zest, the coconut milk and coriander (reserving some pretty leaves for garnishing) and stir to combine. Add the mussels.

4/ Steam for five minutes. Discard any mussels that have not opened after seven minutes. Serve immediately with some bread of your choice to mop up that yummy sauce.

Dessert: Meringue Berry Mess

What You Need:

2 large Meringues (store-bought is fine)

2 tablespoons of thick cream or coconut cream 

4 large strawberries, quartered

8 raspberries, halved

2 sprigs of mint

Method:

1/ This dessert is super-easy to make and is really just about plating. Start by placing each large meringue on its own plate or bowl. 

2/ Place one tablespoon of cream or coconut cream on each meringue. (you could replace the cream with berry sorbet or vanilla ice cream)

3/ Divide the strawberries and raspberries equally and add to each dish. 

4/ Garnish each dish with a sprig (or a couple leaves) of fresh mint. 

Want to check out some more meal ideas? We have another great three-course meal right here. 

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