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6 Festive Recipes for a Valentine's Day Dinner Party
Heartwarming fare to feed friends and lovers alike.
cauliflower soup
Cauliflower Soup with Crème Fraîche
Chef Steve Corry, co-owner of the restaurant Five Fifty Five and the French bistro Petite Jacqueline in Portland, suggests you start off your feast with a soul-warming cauliflower soup enriched with crème fraîche.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Soup with Crème Fraîche

vadouvan curry shrimp
Vadouvan Curry Shrimp
Vadouvan is a French-Indian spice mix that gives this dish a sophisticated depth of flavor.

Get the recipe: Vadouvan Curry Shrimp

salmon in parchment with olive butter
Salmon in Parchment with Olive Butter
"You can have the salmon on a tray, ready to roast, before guests arrive," Corry says. "When you take it out of the oven, it's puffed up a little from the steam, then you open it like a valentine."

Get the recipe: Salmon in Parchment with Olive Butter

brussels sprouts and potato and fennel puree
Potato and Fennel Puree and Brussels Sprouts with Brioche Bread Crumbs
This puree recipe is enlivened by Sambuca, an anise liqueur, while the Brussels sprouts have a luxuriously crunchy texture thanks to the addition of crunchy brioche crumbs.

Get the recipes: Potato and Fennel Puree and Brussels Sprouts with Brioche Bread Crumbs

clementine pots de creme
Clementine Pots de Crème
Individual pots de crème feel more personalized than a plated dessert. These are made from Corry's foolproof family recipe. Bonus: You can make them a day ahead of time.

Get the recipe: Clementine Pots de Crème

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