Tuesday, February 9

Romantic Valentine's Day Dessert: Seductive Strawberry Zabaglione

seductive strawberry zabaglione DSC_0003

OK, guys. I know you've been checking out my Super Bowl recipes. Now that Super Bowl Sunday is over, get ready for the second biggest Sunday of the year: Sunday, February 14th, Valentine's Day. Don't panic. I've got ya covered.

Whether you surprise her with reservations at her favorite restaurant or make a romantic dinner for two at home, you've got to make her Seductive Strawberry Zabaglione for dessert. Red, ripe strawberries, velvety custard, and sweet Italian wine are so sexy.

I developed this recipe with men in mind because it's easy to make, allows you to flex some muscle, which will impress her, and makes an elegant presentation. Think of it as your minimal-effort dessert with maximum sex appeal. Though I wouldn't carry that thinking into the bedroom. I'm just saying.

Seductive Strawberry Zabaglione (zah-habl-YOH-nay)
Makes 2 servings
Print recipe only here.

You can subsitiute champagne for the Marsala wine if you think it's more romantic, but the Marsala's flavor is fuller and sexier. You can also substitute raspberries if you prefer.

2 martini glasses
10-12 fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sweet Marsala wine

1. Divide sliced strawberries evenly among two martini glasses. Set aside.

2. In a large metal or glass bowl, vigorously whisk 2 large egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons sweet Marsala wine until combined. Place the bowl over a saucepan filled with 1-2 inches of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Continue to whisk until doubled in volume and thick, about 4-5 minutes. Spoon over berries. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

You might also enjoy these easy yet romantic desserts from Food Blogga: 
Easy Chocolate Ginger Truffles
Dessert Risotto with Wine-Poached Figs
Quick Chocolate-Cinnamon Mousse with Cherries
Mini Custards with Limoncello-Spiked Raspberry Sauce

You might also enjoy these Valentine's Day desserts:
Strawberry Tart recipe at Cafe Fernando
Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe at Slash Food
Limoncello Tiramisu recipe at Proud Italian Cook
Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake recipe at bell'alimento

The most important part of Valentine's Day is dessert, but here are some Valentine's Day dinner ideas too:  

Camembert and Kumquat Chutney Toasts
Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Crostini 
Roasted Pepper, Olive, and Brie Bruschetta
Apple, Fennel, and Celery Salad
Sicilian Salad of Fennel, Oranges, and Olives
Wild Arugula and Blood Orange Salad with Prosciutto

Roasted Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan
Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Chives and Thyme
Roasted Kabocha Squash with an Orange Honey Glaze
Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Sage Glaze
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Glaze
Roasted Acorn Squash with Medjool Dates and Toasted Almonds

Lobster Fra Diavolo
Lobster Risotto plus a tutorial on how to make risotto.
Tagliatelle with Pan Seared Shrimp and Fennel
Pasta Shells in Creamy Saffron Sauce with Shrimp and Peas
Orange and Ginger Glazed Planked Salmon
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Fresh Pineapple Chutney
Kona Kampachi with Meyer Lemon-Thyme Butter
Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Kumquats
Grilled Rib Eye with Chimichurri Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry-Mango Salsa
Pork Tenderloin with Indian Spiced Cherry and Rhubarb Chutney
Fiery Shrimp with Avocado-Pomegranate-Tangerine Salsa served over Soft Polenta
Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) on Crispy Polenta with a Rosemary-Goat Cheese Sauce


Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wonderful! I'm going to have to leave this up so my husband will be sure to see it when he gets home from work. Thanks for looking out for the ladies, Susan!

Finla said...

I soso wish it was strawberry season here. And I am bookmarking this one. Yummy yummy yumm.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great idea and a wonderful dessert!



Sean said...


Your posts always crack a smile on my face.

Thanks for keeping culinary challenged males like me in mind Susan :)

chow and chatter said...

oh wow love this and great presentation

Susan from Food Blogga said...

lynn-Good thinking. :)

happycook-We actually have the best strawberries in the winter months here in San Diego.


sean-I got your back. :)

chow and chatter-I'm happy to hear it! Thanks.

Amy from She Wears Many Hats said...

That does look pretty easy - I can almost taste it too! Maybe I'll do a trial run before Sunday?

Sari @ Cook Your Dream said...

What a lovely dessert. Can't wait for summer, when is a strawberry season here, to give it a try! ;)

Susan @ SGCC said...

This looks divine! We're in the middle of strawberry season here too.

Paula - bell'alimento said...

The Zabaglione looks scrumptious & def seductive ; ) Thanks so much for including my Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake in your round up!

Unplanned Cooking said...

Beautiful! Love custard and fresh berries.

M. said...

Zabaglione has always been my favorite dessert, it is easy to make and heavenly tasting, definitely recommend trying it, especially for upcoming valentine's day.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

A sure-fire winner, I reckon! A lovely dreamy dessert to win over anyone's heart. Beautiful.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

This sure does LOOK sexy! Yum!

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

This looks so good. I'll have to check the strawberries when I grocery shop this week.

TENINA said...

Hey Susan, this looks so refreshing and summery! Nice one!

The Teacher Cooks said...

It is really a beautiful dessert to be so simple, but even so I do not think that my husband will make it. He does make reservations though!

Half Baked said...

Simple and elegant! Perfect for valentines day!

Christine said...

Beautiful, elegant and seductive. I've saving this for Mr CC, when strawberries come into season up here. Lovely recipe Susan.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Happy Valentine's Day Susan. Enjoy. May all the men in our life make us delicious and sexy desserts like this one.

Goody said...

I just showed this to my better half and he replied:

Zabaglione sounds like something you use to smash down a hockey rink."

-I can smack him for you if you'd like (he's sitting right here, laughing)

Maria said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. Gorgeous dessert!

ChichaJo said...

The does look incredibly sexy ;) And delicious! Advanced Happy Valentines!

Livin Local said...

Oh, sinfully beautiful!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

It is strawberry season here, Yay!!!
And I don't need a Valentine's day for this one. :)

I Want To Make This said...

This looks delicious! I wanted to let you know that I linked to this post on my blog post "21 Delicious Desserts for Your Valentine".
Thanks for sharing your recipe!


Susan from Food Blogga said...

Thank you, Stacey! I appreciate it! :)