In the Kitchen: Cooking for Your Valentine

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We’re helping you set the scene for the perfect romantic weekend this Valentine’s Day. Chef Jeanie Roland from Ella’s Fine Food and Drink joined The Rhode Show kitchen to make slow-roasted coffee rubbed short rib, herbed mashed potatoes, cheesy potato roll and chocolate parfait.I. Slow Roasted Coffee Spiced Short Ribs

3#- boneless shortribs

¼ C dark brown sugar

2T fine ground coffee

2t black pepper

rub shortrib with dry rub overnite

3T oil

1C dice fennel

2 cl garlic

1C carrot, fine dice

1.5 C fine dice onion

½ C fine dice celery

2C veal glace

1 qt. chicken stox

1.5C tomato paste

1/4C cooking port wine


remove ribs from fridge, pat dry

sear ribs in hot pan with oil until nice crust develops, remove.


Sauté vegetable in same pan until the onions & celery are

Translucent, add tomato paste at this point.

While vegetables are still in pan, deglaze with cooking port wine

Add stock & glace & bring to a simmer.

Add ribs, cover and bake in oven @ 325 degrees for 1.5-2 hours

Until tender

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Remove ribs at this

Point and puree the braising liquid….be very careful…it is still hot!

Once you have puree, adjust seasoning & pour over the ribs…chill overnight.II. HERBED MASHED POTATO

2# Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and ¼

cover in cold water and simmer

4oz heavy cream

2oz butter

put in sauce pot and heat until simmer.

Once the potatoes are soft, put in mixing bowl, add cream

And season with


White pepper

Nutmeg, all spices to taste

& herbs of your choiceIII. CHEESEY POTATO ROLL


1ea egg for egg wash

1ec sheet of filo dough

1/2C cheddar cheese

Mix left over potatoes with ½C cheddar cheese &

2T fresh herbs, again your choice.

Brush filo dough with egg wash and add potato/cheese/herb mix

Pan fry or bake in oven at 350 degrees until goldenIV. CHOCOLATE PARFAIT

4C heavy cream, whipped

8oz bittersweet chocolate

1C ½ and ½ or caramel, bring to a simmer

and pour over chocolate & stir until smooth, strain and cool.

Fold 2C of whipped cream into 3 additions.

Spoon into bag and fill glasses.

Alternate your chocolate cream with whipped cream in

glasses or your choice of decorative bowls, garnish with

fresh berries and enjoy your romantic weekend.

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