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How to Prepare Your Valentine's Day Dinner with Your Slow Cooker

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Looking for a tasty dish to share with your significant other this Valentine's Day? Whether you're a culinary expert or you don't think of yourself to be particularly skilled in the kitchen, using your slow cooker can allow you to make a high-quality dish with little effort.

Try whipping up one of these romantic slow cooker meals this holiday.

Slow Cooked Lemon Caper Halibut
This slow cooked lemon caper halibut is perfect for sharing with your significant other. It's both tasty and complex, offering a great way for you to show off your culinary skills with the slow cooker.

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You'll need:

  • 4 halibut filets
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Line the bottom of your slow cooker with lemon slices, then place halibut filets on top of the fruit. Pour either the white wine or the chicken broth over the pieces, then coat with salt, pepper, garlic and dried basil. Cover the stoneware and allow the fish to cook for about 2 to 3 hours on low. Heat butter and capers in a skillet until the butter is brown, then cover the fish with the sauce.

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
If your loved one enjoys savory dishes, this slow cooker beef and broccoli is ideal for serving on Valentine's Day.

beef and broccoli

You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 lb. flank steak
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Chop the steak into five even pieces, then place strips in the slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients - save for broccoli - then pour over the steak. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. After 5 hours, stir in broccoli and allow it to cook for an additional hour.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 

 

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