This Valentine’s Day, channel your inner culinary artist by embracing the complex flavor palette inspired by Nielsen-Massey vanillas and flavors. Draw from timeless examples of famous masters such as Picasso and van Gogh who created masterpieces that were expressions of their love and passionate creativity. These recipes and tips can help the inner Cupid within each of us share our true creative nature through an exquisite meal, sure to result in your lover’s unbridled affection.
Embrace the vision of Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny as you serve Ginger Citrus Scallops with Sweet Chili Sauce, a dish inspired by the fresh flavors of the outdoors, commencing your evening using the sweet and woody notes of Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract. The slight heat of the fresh ginger in the recipe, paired with floral undertones of the Orange Blossom Water prepare taste buds for a three course canvas blooming with flavor.
Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract is a rich marriage of sweet and woody notes with a deep, spicy character. The resulting origin-specific extract works especially well with chocolate, citrus fruits and warm spices.
Employ the spirit and bold color style of Frida Kahlo while serving Vanilla Scented, Chili-Marinated Beef Skewers, a dish brushed with complex fiery flavor. Add Sautéed French Beans with Vanilla Spiced Truffle Oil for an earthy bright addition, securing both items as an undiminished multicolored main course.
Embody the commitment of pop artist Yayoi Kusama to limitless imagery as you prepare Decadent Chocolate Pudding with Espresso Whipped Cream, a dessert with endless flavor (recipe below). Made with an intensely hued trio of flavors including Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract, Pure Chocolate Extract, and Pure Coffee Extract, this dish will be remembered through infinity.
Decadent Chocolate Pudding with Espresso Whipped Cream
Decadent Chocolate Pudding
Yield about 2 1/2 cups 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups whole milk 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
In a heavy saucepan, combine the cornstarch and milk. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar until they are pale yellow and have thickened. Gradually pour into the cooled milk mixture. Place saucepan back onto low heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not let it simmer or boil. Remove from heat and then add melted chocolate, vanilla, chocolate and coffee extracts. Pour into individual serving bowls or ramekins. Chill 3-4 hours until set. Serve with Espresso Whipped Cream.
Espresso Whipped Cream
Yield about 1 cup 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
In a chilled bowl, combine all ingredients and whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Serve with Decadent Chocolate Pudding.