What better place to spend the most romantic holiday of the year – Valentine’s Day – than in a cozy cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains? Our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN cabins are perfect for romantic getaways, and these savory and sweet recipes are perfect for your cabin’s fully equipped kitchen!
Elegant White Chocolate Mousse | Taste of Home | 8 servings
- 12 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small, heavy saucepan, combine chocolate and 2/3 cup cream; cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl, beat remaining cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Fold 1/4 cup of the whipped cream into chocolate mixture, then fold in remaining whipped cream.
Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
Creamy Pesto Shrimp | All Recipes | 8 servings
- 1 pound linguine pasta
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup pesto1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream, and season with pepper. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Blend in the pesto, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.
Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Serve over the hot linguine.
Perfect Flank Steak | Delish | 4 servings
FOR THE MARINADE
- 1/3 c. olive oil
- 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. lime (or lemon) juice
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
FOR THE STEAK
- 2 lb. flank steak
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar. Add steak and toss until coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Remove steak from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season lightly with salt (remembering there was soy sauce in the marinade) and pepper.
To grill: Preheat grill to medium-high. Place on grill and cook steak to your liking, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. (Cooking time will vary due to thickness of your steak.)
To broil: Preheat oven broiler to high. Place steak on a sheet pan and cook, turning once halfway, until cooked to your liking, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. (Cooking time will vary due to thickness of your steak.)