Monday, January 7, 2008

First Anniversary Dinner

Since our first anniversary landed on a Monday night, we decided to make dinner at home. It was very intimate and romantic. We started the night with a seafood pasta and lobster tails, followed by some Perrier-Jouet Champagne. For desert, we had a few slices from the top layer of our wedding cake. Everything was DELISH! The cake was surprisingly moist and sweet.

I started off by caramelizing some onions in olive oil and grating some garlic over that. I threw in the scallops and shrimp, added some sauvignon blanc,basil, parsley, s&p, a sprinkle of lemon juice and LOTS of butter (smart balance).

The lobster tails were really easy to make. First, I removed the little legs and cracked them open. I put a cube of butter on each one and baked them for about 10 mins at 400 degrees. They were incredibly tender and juicy.

I then served the scallops and shrimp over a bed of angel hair pasta and poured on the wine/buttery sauce! The lobster tails were placed next to the pasta. The lobster was delicious all on its own or dipped in the buttery sauce from the pasta.

Here I am munching on the lobster, trying to savor every last morsel! Mmmmmmm....

Here's a pic of our wedding champagne flutes and the top layer of our wedding cake. We were a bit scared at first, but it was delicious! It seems that the fondant really preserved the cake b/c it was really moist and sweet!

Now.... I think I'm going to go for some leftovers!


ruthEbabes said...

Congratulations!!!! This all looks delicious! What a great way to celebrate.

Marisol said...

Hmmm it all looks so yummy! Happy Anniversary!

GlimmerGal said...

Yum! Happy Anniversary!