An Easy-to-Make Valentine’s Day Meal

You know what today is. Hopefully, you’ve been planning for it and are ready to make a good impression on your significant other this evening.

In case you missed them, we featured a number of Valentine’s Day-related posts last week, ranging from the most romantic varieties of wine to wine-focused getaways, and even some tips on wrapping that special wine-related gift.

You can check out all those posts simply by clicking here and scrolling down.

Meanwhile, if you’ve decided to dine in tonight and need an easy-to-make meal, try the recipe featured below. It yields 4 servings, which means you’ll have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow or the next day, and the soufflés match beautifully with California-style (i.e., rich and buttery) Chardonnay.

CHEESE & CHIVE SOUFFLES

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3.5-oz. soft goat’s cheese
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add flour, and cook over low heat, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in milk until smooth.
  4. Return saucepan to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Allow to cool slightly, then beat in the goat’s cheese, egg yolks and chives. Add salt and/or pepper to taste.
  6. Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into the cheese mixture.
  7. Spoon the mixture into 4 greased individual soufflé ramekins, and set on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until risen and golden. Serve immediately.

 

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
One comment on “An Easy-to-Make Valentine’s Day Meal
  1. This souffles sounds delicious with goat cheese and chives.Cheers,J & C

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