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Recipe for romance: Lobster salad, chocolate tart

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Valentine's Day is coming up and with that are expectations of a romantic dinner. You won't disappoint with these recipes from chef Ryan Scott: Lobster salad, chocolate ginger chili tart and basil pomegranate cucumber cocktails.

Basil pomegranate cucumber cocktail

Ingredients

    • 3 ounces vodka or gin
    • 2 basil leaves
    • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
    • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
    • 2 cucumber slices
    • 2 ounces champagne

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Chocolate ginger chili tart

Ingredients

  • For the tart shell:

    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup flour
  • For filling:

    • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger
    • Pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 cup preserved ginger
    • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

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Lobster salad

Ingredients

    • 2 avocados
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 small seedless watermelon
    • 2 8 ounce lobster tails
    • 1 cup arugula
    • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For honey vanilla chocolate vinaigrette:

    • 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • Pinch of dried red chile flakes

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