Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A recipe for Health, Sex, Happiness and Love

This dinner contains foods that enhance your health, sex, happiness and Love!
Many foods bring back memories. Shrimp take me back to the small fishing village, where I grew up. In the winter the fishermen would catch fresh shrimp. Fresh and cold from the icy winter waters of Maine we would shell them, cook them and eat them not as a luxury but as an everyday staple.

Tonight’s dinner – Mango Shrimp

The meal begins with a simple salad made of love by a Pink lady apple. Arrange fresh endives on a chilled plate. Slice one Pink Lady apple into quarters. Slice the quarters into slivers and arrange on top of the endives. Cut into small chunks manchego – a Spanish cheese that works well with the apples. You can also use a Romano cheese. Any cheese will work but keep it on the mild side. Sprinkle the top with slivered almonds.

Mix the juice of one small orange into a small measuring cup. Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir and then pour over the top of the salad just before serving.

Mango Shrimp

1 ripe mango peeled

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 pound of large shrimp peeled

1 tablespoon of chicken stock

1 teaspoon of chili powder

¼ teaspoon of hot sauce

1 ½ cups of fresh cut and crushed pineapple

1 cup of chopped tomatoes

1 small red onion chopped

Puree mango with lemon juice in blender. In nonstick frying pan combine shrimp with stock, chili pepper, and hot sauce, and cook, stirring about three minutes. Mix in pineapple, tomatoes, onions. Cook for about 1 minute. Spoon onto plate and drizzle mango sauce on top. Serves 4 at about 207 calories a serving – serve with cooked rice or couscous. For wine try a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Excellent white wine that goes well with seafood.

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