Valentine's Day Meal: Filet Mignon and Lemony Shrimp Risotto

We often like to do a date night in on Valentine's Day to avoid the hustle and bustle of the crowds out to dinner on this special night. Normally, we go with something a little fancier than usual but easy enough to make after the kids go down for the night. This year we landed on filets and risotto. I followed this risotto recipe verbatim, and I would not change a thing.  I was a little leery about dumping all of the liquid in at once rather than stirring in a little at a time as all other risotto recipes I've ever made have called for.  It was still creamy and delicious, and the lemon just made the shrimp & the risotto out of this world.  Perfect for a special occasion but not too difficult for a week night treat.
Filet Mignon with Lemony Shrimp Risotto:
This was our Valentine's Day Meal: (Kids were not invited to this date night in, but they did get to enjoy some filet prepared earlier along with some baked potatoes and edamame.)

Filet Mignon:  There is really no secret recipe here...we keeps ours simple and season heavily with only salt & pepper, throw on a very hot grill to sear both sides then turn down the heat to medium until it's done to our liking.  Sorry for the lack of information, but if you get a good cut of steak, season it, sear it, and then slowly cook it, there is really no way to mess it up...except for to overcook it ;)

Lemony Shrimp Risotto: (recipe from Giada De Laurentiis found HERE.)

Happy Cooking!

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