Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
Carol Fenster, an expert on gluten-free cooking, believes that gluten intolerance shouldn’t dampen romantic, at-home dinners for two. She created this special dinner of Salmon and Vegetables in Parchment Packets, Tossed Salad, and Chocolate-Orange Mousse that is perfect for such occasions.
“Entertaining with a romantic, at-home dinner for two is easy—even if a guest is gluten intolerant—with simple dishes that are based on carefully-selected, flavorful ingredients,” says Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks including 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes.
The romantic occasion could be Valentine’s Day or any other festive occasion with a celebratory mood such as a birthday dinner for that special someone, a wedding anniversary, or even the anniversary of a couple’s first date, says Fenster, who has served many romantic, gluten-free dinners since she was diagnosed with gluten-intolerance in 1988. Her simple, yet seductive recipes serve two, but are easily doubled or tripled. They are also dairy-free and egg-free—just in case a guest has those additional concerns. Here is her simple, step-by-step guide:
Start with Easy Appetizers
Fenster recommends starting with easy appetizers of olives and roasted nuts, gently heated in the microwave to heighten their flavors. A handful of chopped fresh herbs accents the flavors.
Serve a Simple, Make-Ahead Entrée
For each serving of Salmon and Vegetables in Parchment Packets, place a 12-inch square of parchment paper on the countertop. On each square, layer a 4-ounce salmon fillet (skin removed), 1/4 cup shredded carrots, a few 1/8-inch strips of red bell pepper, a couple of chopped olives,
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