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Chef Derek Curzi’s Valentine’s Day recipes

BT Montreal | posted Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2019

Amaretto shrimp

Ingredients

  • 6-8 jumbo shrimp (cleaned)
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 0z amaretto
  • 100 ml 35% Cream
  • 50 ml shrimp stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g toasted almonds
  • 1 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Heat butter until light brown
  2. Sweat shrimp, de-glaze with Amaretto, let alcohol burn off
  3. Add stock cream and let simmer 3 to 4 minutes, add butter
  4. Top with toasted almonds

Red wine sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 oz red wine
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1L demi glace
  • 50g french shallots

Directions

  1. Swear shallots in butter
  2. De glaze with red wine and cognac
  3. Let simmer until half reduced.

Proseco mustard dressing

Ingredients 

  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 1L olive oil
  • 250 ml dijon mustard
  • 100 ml proseco
  • 250 ml white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions 

Combine all ingredients and whisk well until smooth and emulsified in refrigerator overnight.

Molten lava cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 115g dark chocolate
  • butter

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate over double boiler, whisk eggs and sugar until very thick.
  2. Slowly fold in melted chocolate, sift flour and fold into mixture.
  3. Grease individual molds pour in batter.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve then cook in a 380 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes