A Romantic Dinner for Two
Date night just got a lot easier — and less expensive.
It’s love at first bite with this romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner of elegant salmon fillets, flavorful asparagus and homemade dill sauce. Pair this meal with a dry glass of wine and you will have your sweetheart swooning in no time. Oh and did I mention this is all keto?!!
So let’s get going! I am going to walk you through step by step on how to pull off a romantic dinner for two!
Step 1: Get cooking!!
My Lemon Salmon & Asparagus from my new book comes together in 20 minutes and couldn’t be easier! It is also a one pan meal that you can put in the oven and then focus on your other steps while it is roasting!
1/4 cup avocado oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
12 asparagus spears, woody ends removed
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and the garlic in a bowl.
Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet.
Rub the salmon with the garlic and oil mixture and evenly coat.
Squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Arrange the asparagus around the salmon in a single layer, drizzle the spears with the remaining 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, and place the lemon slices over them.
Roast for 12 to 15 minutes until the salmon is cooked through to your liking.
STEP 2: Make your dill sauce
1/4 cup mayo (Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil may is my ultimate favorite - use promo code CKL for 10% off)
1/2 tsp lemon juice, or to taste
1 tsp finely diced onion
1/2 tsp dill weed
Finely dice the onion and chop the dill weed.
Add the mayo into a small bowl.
Add the lemon juice. Start with 1/2 tsp, then add more if desired.
Mix in the onion and dill weed.
Stir until full combined.
STEP 3: set the table
A beautifully set table will not only create an amazing ambiance, but it can also take a meal to the next level. I like to keep it simple with classic dishware and beautifully plated food. For this dinner, I really wanted a fresh and clean look so I went with all white dishes to contrast perfectly against the pinks, greens, and yellows in the ingredients and chose a nautical looking tablecloth to act as the perfect backdrop. Next, I used extra lemons slices and dill to create a functional (and edible) centerpiece. Finally, I made a added a few personal touches to tie everything together.
For the final touches I went with two romantic staples: flowers and candles! I attached these cute mini chalkboards to simple white roses and wrote a personalized message for my date. Next I pulled out my favorite Vanilla Triple Cinnamon candle from Skylar. It's the perfect blend of Sprinkles Vanilla cupcake and Triple Cinnamon cupcake without all the carbs! No one can resist the smell of vanilla. It's soothing, comforting and oh-so-sweet.
I am 100% obsessed with this candle and to make it even better it is also all natural, clean burning and made of soy coconut wax! Plus, when you purchase your candle, 10% of proceeds will be donated to Step Up, a non-profit organization that offers mentorship and financial aid to help high school girls in need succeed. You can get $10 off your candle by here.
STEP 4: pour a glass of wine and enjoy the night!
A glass of good quality dry wine is 100% acceptable on the keto diet every once in a while. Opt for dry wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. A 5 ounce glass only has 3-5 grams of carbs.
So pour yourself a glass and toast to a special night, to happiness, to health and to love!
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