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Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Updated on January 12, 2010

Valentine's day food ideas

Simple and easy Valentine's day appetizer recipes including crab meat, guacamole dip, marinated shrimp and spinach cheese mushrooms will help you celebrate the romantic day in the name of St. Valentine in addition to exchanging flowers, cards, candy and other loving romantic gifts. Tasty food is a great way to treat yourself and your loved one and I hope these appetizer recipes come in handy as you prepare a delicious meal.

1. Valentine's day guacamole dip

Guacamole dip
Guacamole dip

Valentine's day appetizer recipe #1

Ingredients:

  • Avocados - 5
  • Red onions - 1/4 (chopped)
  • Tomato - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Lime juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Cilantro - 2 tablespoons
  • Jalpeno (small) - 1
  • Dash of black pepper

How to make Guacamole dip:

Cut the avocados in half. Remove the seeds and take out avocado from the peel. Mash the avocados and stir well. Add onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Just before serving, add the tomato, diced jalpeno and mix well. Valentine's guacamole goes well with tortilla chips. Guacamole dip is one of the best valentine's day appetizers you can use to excite your guest.

2. Valentine's phyllo crab cups

Phyllo crab cups
Phyllo crab cups

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese - 8 ounce
  • Crab meat - 1 cup
  • Horseradish sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Onions - 1
  • Miniature phyllo tart shells - 2 packages
  • Paprika - 1/2 teaspoon

How to make valentine's day phyllo crab cups:

Beat the cream cheese and haorshradish sauce in a bowl. Stir this in the crab meat and onion. Spoon 2 teaspoons in the phyllo tart shells and bake at 350 degree for 15 to 20 minutes. Pyllo crab cups makes another simple valentine's day appetizer.

3. Valentine's day lemon marinated shrimp

Valentine's day appetizer recipe #3

Ingredients:

  • Garlic - 5 tablespoons minced
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice - 3 tablespoons
  • Bunch of parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper - 1/2 teapoon
  • Cooked shrimp - 2 pound

How to make lemon marinated shrimp:

Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add shrimp, lemon juice, pepper, salt, parsley and toss well. Valentine's day shrimp is ready to serve.

4. Valentine's day spinach cheese mushrooms

Spinach with cheese mushrooms
Spinach with cheese mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • Spinach - 1/2 pound
  • Ricotta cheese - 3/4 cup
  • Water - 2 tablespoons
  • Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Egg -1
  • Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup
  • Walnuts - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Pecans - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Fresh mushrooms

How to make spinach cheese mushrooms:

Add spinach spinach in a boiling water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes and drain the water completely. Cut the spinach into small pieces for later use. In a bowl add ricotta cheese, butter, egg and beat well. Stir this mixture with parmesan cheese, walnuts, pecans and spinach. Remove stems from mushroom. Spray oil inside of mushrooms and stuff with spinach mixture. Bake at 400 degree for 20 minutes.

Shrimp puff recipe for Valentine's day

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      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      I love these ideas and bet they all are good.

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