Now, before we get into the preparation portion of the evening, let's assume that all these recipes serve 2 people.
Sea Scallops w. Pork Belly and Olive Relish
- 2 pounds pork belly, skin removed; cut into 4 equal portions
- 4 tbsp Berbere spice
- 4 tbsp powdered lime leaf (available at Asian grocery stores, especially Thai)
- Smoke at 220-230 F for about 2 hours using lump maple charcoal and pecan wood chips.
- Once the pork belly has been smoked, take half and cut into small cubes.
|Pork Belly - ready for the smoker after 12 hours rubbed in the fridge|
- juice of 1/4 lemon
- Black pepper to taste
|Dessert - Grilled Pineapple with Rum Caramel; Ice Cider on the side!|
This one was a pretty big hit for the Rum Caramel; the pineapple not as much (I undercooked it)... But yeah, I'm thinking Rum Caramel on good vanilla ice cream will be a popular dessert in Casa del Unicorn this Summer!
So there it is! A pretty successful Valentine's Day feast! What did you all make your sweeties? I'd love to hear what you have to say!