Valentine Menu: recipes for an Aphrodisiac feast!

Avoid the set menus and create an aphrodisiac-filled feast at home this Valentine’s Day. You’ll need a hint of lust, a splash of romance, and probably some ingredients as well then…

We all know that using asparagus, strawberries and chocolate are tried and tested ways to stimulate your senses, but did you know that olives are equally as effective? True story; the black olive increases desire and passion in ladies, while the green variety improves the strength and energy of men.

Don’t believe us? Well you can only try this Valentine Menu at home that is guaranteed to get hearts racing…

Starter: Roasted Tomato Salad with Asparagus and Black Olives

Fragata roasted tomato salad Valentine Menu

– Aphrodisiac one: 6 garlic cloves peeled and halved. Improving blood circulation, garlic makes erogenous zones more sensitive.

– Aphrodisiac two: 24 asparagus spears. A well-known mood-boosting food, asparagus stimulates both mind and body in both men and women.

– Aphrodisiac three: a handful of chopped, pitted black Fragata olives. Encourages energy and makes women feel more passionate.
– 750g cherry tomatoes
– 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Main: Fillet Steak with Green Olive Tapenade
Fragata steak and green olive tapenade Valentine Menu copy

– Aphrodisiac four: 60g pitted green olives (we used Fragata olives for this Menu). Proven to make men stronger and more energetic.

– Aphrodisiac five: 1 crushed garlic clove
– 4 beef fillet steaks
– 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
– 2 tsp baby salted capers, rinsed and drained
– 2 tsp lemon juice
– 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Dessert: Millionaire’s Shortbread with Black Olive Caramel
Fragata Millionaire's shortbread Valentine Menu copy

Check the full recipe here.
Olive caramel
– Aphrodisiac six: 100g pitted black olives (we used Fragata olives for this Menu)
– 200g caster sugar
– 50g liquid glucose

Chocolate topping

– Aphrodisiac seven: 200g plain chocolate. Full of mood-lifting agents that cause an increase in heart rate and feelings of well being, chocolate provides feelings of euphoria associated with love.
– Knob of butter

Shortbread

– 175g butter
– 5 tbsp caster sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 175g plain flour
– Pinch of salt

Garnish

– Aphrodisiac eight: a handful of strawberries. Containing essential vitamins and minerals, strawberries boost libido. They’re the food of love, after all!

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