Romantic Dinner Basket

Lynnda Cloutier


For a dessert treat, slip a small box of fancy chocolates into the picnic basket. Heart shaped truffles are a sweet and sensuous way to say "I love you."


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for the shrimp cocktail sauce:
1 can beer, 12 oz
2 tbsp. shellfish seasoning
12 to 18 jumbo shrimp
1 cup catsup
1 tbsp. horseradish
for the crab dip:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup loosely packed chopped chives
2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp. frehly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. flaked snow or king crabmeat, 1 lb.
bottle of wine, towels, candles, crackers, matchsticks

How to Make Romantic Dinner Basket


  • 1Fill a large pan with water; add beer and shellfish seasoning. Bring to a boil. add shrimp. Cover and boil til shrimp are pink, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 2Drain shrimp, let cool and peel. Using a sharp knife, cut a lit along the back of each shrimp; remove dark vein. Chill shrimp in covered container.
  • 3In small container, mix the ketchup and horseradish. cover and chill.
  • 4In medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in crabmeat. Put the crab dip in a tightly sealed container. Refrigerate til ready to use.
  • 5To assemble the basket, in the bottom of basket, arrange shrimp, cocktail sauce, and crab dip. Put a bottle of wine near the middle of the basket. Tuck a towel around the bottle. Add wine glasses, using the napkins to cushion them.
  • 6Arrange breadsticks, crackers, candles, candlesticks and matches around the other items.

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About Romantic Dinner Basket

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers

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