Forget Spanish fly or powdered rhino horn; Naughty nibbles features heart-melting, temperature-raising dishes with aphrodisiac ingredients. Strawberries, chocolate, asparagus--even coffee--have long been considered stimulants for the romantic appetite. Don't wait around for Cupid to take charge this February. With a little imagination Aphrodite can help you stir things up on your own.
These candies are delectable. Covered first with chocolate and than white chocolate, they are truly decadent! If you're really a chocolate fanatic (like me), try using semisweet chocolate instead of white for the second coating.
I adopted this recipe after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. His original comments were, "A simple party dessert which is a year-round opportunity to use the season's best and ripest fruit." My comments submitted as a review when I first tried it were, "Excellent chocolate fondue. I cut the recipe in half and prepared it with Ghirardelli Semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream. Hubby and I ate an entire pound of strawberries dipped in this luxury while watching movies tonight." I have made this many times since for just Hubby and I, and for guests. It is a very good chocolate fondue.
The Egyptian spice blend known as dukka includes toasted ground cumin, coriander and sesame seeds; Sortun gives it a twist by adding toasted coconut. The carrot dish here is traditionally eaten by first dipping bread in oil and then in the dukka before spooning the puree on top. It’s typical of North Africa’s qimia--a version of tapas or meze. Harissa is a fiery Tunisian spice paste. It is available in jars and tubes at many specialty food shops. If you cant find it, i have read that you can sub chili garlic paste or other hot sauce, but I bet the harissa is much better. MAKE AHEAD: The recipe can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Refrigerate the carrots and store the spice mixture at room temperature.
Find the biggest, sweetest, freshest strawberries around and serve with stems on for a handle and start dipping. So light and delicious. The recipe comes from Gwendolyn's Bed and Breakfast Inn in Vermont.
This torte is easy to make and so beautiful! Arrange the strawberries in a circle in the middle of the torte and gently press. Elegant and Decadent....
This wonderful recipe was found on a beautiful website: www.finedinings.com
Wonderful blend of flavors in this asparagus dish designed by Chef Grace Parisi of "Food & Wine". It is super fast to prepare, healthy and so delicious!
NOTE: If you prefer to serve thicker asparagus spears, add about 10 minutes to the roasting time.
Chef Traunfeld has experimented his whole life with infusing herbs & food. In this dish he uses sage and lemon to create a perfect balance of delicate flavors that embellish a dish yet somehow never overpower it.
You are looking at this recipe because you like Lobster Bisque... look no further. This recipe is to die for! It was adapted from a recipe by Darren Lock, chef of The Point, a former Rockefeller lodge high in the Adirondacks. Start preparing the bisque as soon after cutting the lobsters as possible. MAKE AHEAD: The recipe can be made through Step 4 & refrigerated a day. Just rewarm before proceeding. Wine pairing: A dish of this complexity and grace deserves a wine with just as much. Try it with the rich and silky Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2001 from Germany. Buy two bottles and save one for 2025.
This recipe is my version of a very popular mussel dish from my favorite restaurant! The ingredient that makes this recipe so wonderful is the Sambuca, so do not leave it out! I have substituted Pernod and thought that was wonderful as well. Can be served as an appetizer or a main dish. Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread because you will want every last drop of the sauce! Enjoy! Wine Pairing: Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2003 with its yellow apple, lemon zest, pear and Macadamia nuts and light but creamy body is a wonderful match to the dish.
I love artichokes and eggs benedict. When I found this recipe I immediatly made it for breakfast the next morning. It is a beautiful and elegant breakfast dish that is great for a special occasion or romatic morning.