Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in romantic recipes | Posted on 01-10-2009
Romantic Picnic Recipes for
If you have been looking for a sweet and intimate activity or setting for you and your significant other, then I definitely recommend a romantic picnic. Food can be incredibly sensual and intimate, as can being outdoors with each other. When you combine the two, a romantic picnic is what you get. And while you can pick a variety of foods to take with you that will work well, perhaps the most intimate foods are those you can feed to your partner. Don’t laugh – it works! This article will give you a few romantic picnic recipes for finger foods that are designed to give you that closeness that you and your partner desire.
Romantic Picnic Recipes: Fresh Fruit Platter
The simplest finger food is a platter of fresh and succulent fruit. You can use just about any combination of fruit that you would like, and of course, if you or your partner like or do not like a particular fruit, the choice is up to you to include it. You can truly make this your own. But, I will give you my personal recommendation for a fruit platter. Take the following fruits:
You will want to quarter the oranges and halve the strawberries, then slice everything else except for the grapes. You do not have to do anything fancy with the presentation, but I recommend arranging them by type in circles on a platter. The inner row is strawberry, the next row kiwi, etc. Along with this platter, you should bring dipping sauces or toppings. I recommend melted chocolate, whipped cream, cream cheese, strawberry glaze, and your favorite flavor of yogurt. This romantic food idea is very simple and does not take a lot of time to prepare.
Romantic Picnic Recipes: Homemade Chips and Salsa
If you really want to impress your significant other, try these romantic picnic recipes for homemade chips and salsa. To make your chips, you will need 1 ½ to 2 corn tortillas, vegetable cooking spray, and butter. Take your tortilla and spray each side with a light coat of cooking spray. Then, cut it into eight even wedges and bake for 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Before you do, though, place a bit of butter on each (or melt some butter and lightly coat each side with a touch of butter). You will want to keep these in for about 3 to 4 minutes per side. You will know they are done when they are nice and crisp.
Now, for your salsa, you will need the following:
– ¼ teaspoon of oregano
– 1 ½ tablespoon of green bell peppers (chopped)
– ½ minced clove of garlic
– ½ teaspoon of salt
– 1 ¼ tablespoon of rice vinegar
– 1 ¾ teaspoons of olive oil (light)
– 1 ¾ cups of chopped fresh tomatoes (the riper the better)
– 1 ½ tablespoon of chopped jalapenos (you can substitute red bell peppers)
– 2 ¾ teaspoons of chopped cilantro
– 1 teaspoon of chopped white onions
First, take your green pepper, onion, minced garlic, olive oil, and red peppers/jalapenos and simmer. If you would rather use a microwave, that is fine; just cover the mix and put it in for 1 minute. At this time, add your tomatoes and toss in the oregano and a touch of the cilantro. You will need to put it in for 2.5 to 3 minutes this time. After you are done, take the other ingredients and mix them together with what you have just prepared. You will want to put this in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but I recommend two or three hours at a minimum. If you want to use the stove instead, just simmer the ingredients over a medium-low heat instead of microwaving them. You will know they are ready at each step when they are nice and blended but not too hot to the touch.
Now all you have to do is just take your homemade chips and salsa outside and let you and your partner enjoy! I hope these romantic picnic recipes for finger foods have gotten your juices stirring. Feel free, of course, to customize them any way you wish. The real secrets to romance are effort and creativity that come from your heart.
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