These classic spinach-laden bivalve mollusks make as a good appetizer this February. Why? Well, aside from the vindicated claims that they are aphrodisiacs (actually, they have been proven true), Oysters Rockefeller is probably one of the simplest and classiest starters to prepare for your date or for yourself (if you don’t have anyone to share them with).
Although there are various permutations to the recipe, one even containing absinthe, Oysters Rockefeller has a good withstanding history of over a century. This version of ours contains creamed spinach, loads of garlic, and a hefty amount of Mozzarella and Gruyere. You may also add a bit of zest by squeezing a lemon wedge in order to contrast the cheese. Pair it with a bottle of sparkling wine, and you’re golden.
This plate of Oysters Rockefeller could even fool your date into thinking that you took some fancy-schmancy cooking class, even if it took you only 5 minutes to learn the recipe from this post and 20 minutes to prepare it. Or if you want to go the extra mile and serve a full-course meal, check out our guide to faking Valentine’s Day dinners.