May 27th, 2009 17:55 EST
Chef Tilley Makes a Few Suggestions on Creating Romantic Meal at Home
As each of you know the economy has been slumping which has forced many of us to eat out less often, in fact I am being told that many of your are preparing gourmet meals for your eating enjoyment at home, So men how are you wooing potential dates if you have less dollars in your wallet?
With that being said guys dating + romance doesn`t = Spending $$. Cooking a romantic meal at home can allow you to keep your social life, while keeping your checking account in balance as well.
As the owner of a gourmet food company I believe that you can enjoy a great home cooked meal and on a budget, take High Liner Foods who just released their newest line of products, Sea Cuisine, which offers restaurant quality seafood at home. These recipes were created by executive chef, Owen Tilley. Recently I spoke to Chef Tilley who has provided me with some meal suggestions and plating techniques to enhance your eating enjoyment and your love life. Chef Owen Tilley, recently signed on as Executive Chef and Director of Culinary at High Liner Foods. Chef Tilley has cooked for big names such as the Kennedy/Shriver family, James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Cosby, and the great Julia Childs.
Garlic Veggie Pasta SautÃ©
SautÃ© garlic with mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes; toss with cooked pasta. Drizzle with olive oil and Italian style bread crumbs.
Serve alongside Mediterranean Crusted Salmon
Tortilla Tilapia, Bacon & Chipotle Toss (see attached photo)
Toss cooked sweet potatoes, cooked bacon, avocado, chipotle peppers, and onions with a drizzle of olive oil.
Serve on a bed of High Liner Sea Cuisine Tortilla Tilapia, along with a bucket full of Corona`s for a game day meal with a twist.
Mixed Veggie & Bacon Rice
Mix peas, corn, and bacon with prepared rice and serve hot. Serve alongside Sea Cuisine Potato Crusted Cod.
Bacon & Garlic Green Beans with Roasted Potatoes
SautÃ© onions, garlic, and bacon with green beans; serve with roasted potatoes, mixed in with High Liner Sea Cuisine Tuscan Parmesan Shrimp, and a glass of Chardonnay for a mature twist on bacon.
P.S. guys, fish is really easy to cook and rather inexpensive, it will be easy to impress your date and give your date the impression you have spent a lot of money on a tight budget. Top off your meal with a bottle of wine from the Coastal Vineyards Wine Club.
Thank you Chef Tiley and High Liner foods for reminding us that we can have an awesome meal without paying the premium prices required at a restaurant.
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock
(SOP readers use coupon code SOP to get 10% off your next Bacon order)
Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club