Pan Fried Trout with Fennel and Orange Salad, Courgette Ribbons and Rosemary Orange Butter

Valentines Day Dinner with MasterChef Finalist Terry Lyons: 3 Courses in 30 minutes!

Need a little Valentines Day dinner inspiration?

Our Facebook Seasons Eatings contest was a huge hit last winter, and we had the amazing pleasure of hosting our first-ever iMeet virtual cooking lesson, hosted by Terry Lyons, former Master Chef Ireland finalist from his kitchen in Clonakilty, Ireland.

The result? A delectable three-course meal, perfect for a romantic Valentines Day dinner at home or simply an amazing meal made for your loved ones right at home.

Our favorite part? You can make this amazing 30-minute meal from your home kitchen. Just buy the ingredients below, hit play on the recorded iMeet video and Terry will walk you through the steps as you cook!

First Course: Raw Carrot and Avocado Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts

Second course: Pan Fried Trout with Fennel and Orange Salad, Courgette Riboons and Rosemary Orange Butter

Third course: Roast Plums with Lime Mascarpone

Have questions while you’re shopping or cooking? Visit Terry’s website at or Facebook at You can always connect with us, as well, @PGi on Twitter, PGiFans on Facebook and PGi on LinkedIn. We’re just a tweet away!

Shopping list:

400ml fresh carrot juice

1 ripe avocado

1-2 lemons

1 clove garlic

6 hazelnuts, toasted and crushed


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

2 fillets of trout (or 1 side)

125g butter, softened at room temperature

1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped

½ shallot, finely diced

Rosemary Roasted Plums with Lime Mascarpone
Rosemary Roasted Plums with Lime Mascarpone

Zest of 1 orange

½ courgette

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 fennel

2 small oranges (blood orange if possible)

3 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 lime, juice and zest

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp honey

4 plums

4 sprigs rosemary

2 tbsp brandy

2 tbsp light brown sugar

100g mascarpone

50ml cream

Zest of 1 lime

This video was created using PGi’s award-winning iMeet web conferencing software. The cloud-based software is available starting at $9 per month. Visit to learn more – and start hosting your own events live and on-demand with iMeet.

About Blakely T.

Blakely is a work-life juggler with three little monsters, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book-a-holic, Atlanta transplant and PR/social/content strategist (and presentations nerd) for PGi.

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