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A Seafood and Prosecco Date Night In

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Life is all about celebrating the little things.

Like a day off of work.
Like a day to finish putting up my Christmas decorations while watching ridiculously cheesy Christmas movies.
Like a Sunday afternoon warm bath and nap.
Like a day with my main man.
Like a seafood and prosecco date night in.

Voveti_Prosecco 12It is no secret that I have found eating out to be tough lately.  And even though I love burgers and unseasoned sweet potato fries, sometimes it is just simpler and more delicious to have date night in.

I am lucky enough to have a fiance who is understanding of my health and dietary needs, and who is game for turning date night into a cooking at home night.  While I love to be lazy and let others do the cooking for me, I genuinely find date nights in to be the most enjoyable.  It probably doesn’t hurt that they usually involve wine.  And why eat out and pay $8 for one glass of wine each when you can have a whole bottle? 😉

Voveti_Prosecco 17When I first started coming around to wine, I thought I only enjoyed dry red wines.  But then we drank prosecco in Denver this past summer to celebrate our engagement because it is Jeremy’s aunt’s drink of choice.  That officially turned me into a prosecco convert.  So when I was given the opportunity to try VOVETI Prosecco, I could not pass it up.

Voveti_Prosecco 6VOVETI Prosecco is a modern, Italian craft prosecco that is both upscale, yet affordable.  The prosecco is a collaborative effort between the Collavini family and the Ferrer family, with each family bringing four generations of sparkling wine expertise to the table.  Essentially, it looks, feels, and tastes fancy without being super expensive.

Voveti_Prosecco 9We popped open the bottle right away before we even started cooking.  What?  Don’t try to tell me that you don’t enjoy sampling alcoholic beverages while you wait for your dinner to cook!

Voveti_Prosecco 8VOVETI Prosecco has golden apple, pear, and melon flavors with just the perfect amount of “sparkle.”  I was pleased that it was a bit more dry than some proseccos tend to be, since I am a fan of the dry varieties.

Voveti_Prosecco 10Jeremy loved it too.

Voveti_Prosecco 13Since prosecco pairs so well with seafood, Jeremy and I decided to whip up a quick dinner of baked salmon and sautéed veggies.

One of my favorite things about salmon is that it is extremely versatile and very easy to season.  I usually don’t buy anything in particular at the grocery store when fixing salmon.  Instead, I just scrounge through my fridge and pantry and pull out what sounds best.  I also do not measure.  Cooking salmon is more of a go-with-the-flow kind of experience for me.

Voveti_Prosecco 15On this particular day, I seasoned our salmon fillets with garlic powder, freshly ground pink Himalayan sea salt, ginger powder, fresh lemon zest, and fresh thyme.  I baked the salmon at 400 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes.  You could certainly bake it for less or more time, depending on the texture you prefer.

cooking_kaleJeremy and I also whipped up two super quick and easy side dishes.  I sautéed zucchini slices in coconut oil and seasoned them with garlic powder, onion powder, and more sea salt, while Jeremy whipped up crispy kale and carrots.  We essentially used my recipe for Crispy Collards and Kale, but left out the collards and added in carrots.

Salmon_and_Voveti_Prosecco 2Sunday night date night perfection.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

What is your idea of the perfect date night in?
Are you a Prosecco fan?

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  • Dana December 3, 2015, 8:04 am
    Every once in a while, my husband and I will stay in to make ravioli. It takes about 3 hours or so and I usually simmer a simple tomato sauce to eat with it. A lot of work for a date, but it is so delicious and fun. I haven't had much Prosecco, but I think I liked what I've had. I love Brut, but it cannot be a cheap bottle. I've had one that actually qualifies as champagne and is $48/bottle. Luckily it is hard to find.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 3, 2015, 9:37 am
      Wow, sounds expensive! I bet Prosecco would be an awesome alternative. And homemade ravioli? That sounds amazing. I bet it is worth how time-consuming it is!
  • Susie @ SuzLyfe December 3, 2015, 11:42 am
    Date nights in are the best! Everything sounds so great, and salmon and prosecco are a fantastic upscale but accessible pairing Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted...Recent Discoveries – Thinking Out LoudMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 3, 2015, 1:23 pm
      Yes they sure are! It was nice to feel fancy without having my wallet feel that way ;)
  • GiGiEats December 6, 2015, 1:22 pm
    Salmon is my life line. Without it, I would be empty inside - literally, because that's all I eat! LOL!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 6, 2015, 5:31 pm
      It is SO good! I still find it crazy that I used to HATE fish! :(

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