Another great bookIntercourses : An Aphrodisiac Cookbook
I have made a salmon recipe from it several times, and it's spicy and fiery and sweet, all at the same time. (And it's easy, giving you more time for... other things...)
Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 (6-oz) salmon steaks or fillets
Combine the olive oil, honey, mustard, garlic, cayenne, coriander, lemon juice, and salt in a shallow dish. Mix well. Add salmon steaks and let marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place the salmon in a greased baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-7 minutes per side.
It's excellent, basically a marinade.
This book is divided into chapters by aphrodisiac- there are recipes for chocolate, asparagus, chiles, coffee, basil, grapes, strawberries, honey, artichokes, black beans, oysters, rosemary, pine nuts, avocados, and figs. There are also recipes for massage oils!!
I think the chocolate truffles I've made before, rolled in cinnamon and chili powder are also a powerful aphrodisiac. It's the combo of chocolate and chili.....
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"
- Henry James