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This article appeared on the Irish Examiner on 13th February and has recipes I have created and tested extensively. They cannot fail.
A little more information: I often slice the duck breasts before serving, adding them back to the pan with the noodles to make sure they are hot enough.
Of course heart shapes are not necessary for any day of the week, even 14 Feb, so be creative with shapes. Simple rectangles have their own beauty.
To accompany the noodle dish try an Austrian, German and Alsace Rieslings. I favour producers such as Trimbach, Hugel, Wohlmuth. From the New World, there are great Rieslings from California and New Zealand. I will be writing about them later. Albarino can work too and there are plenty to choose from. However, a bottle of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco is perfect throughout the meal too. I’m trying a dry prosecco from Le Contesse from Conegliano Valdobbiadene. which I ordered online from Wines Direct. It will be my first time, so I will Tweet it if I like it.
As you can see, I made the best of leftover egg whites by making heart shaped meringues and using some of the mixture to write a love message on a tray. Thanks to Cara Sanquest for her creative input.
It’s a good time to be a bit silly. Happy Valentine’s Day. OXO