Okay so...'i have a friend' who has been feeling a little sluggish in the bedroom of late and asked me what they could eat to increase their libido. There are the obvious choices, oysters and strawberries spring to mind but I thought I would put together a simple starter, main and pudding where every ingredient is considered a libido booster!!! And considering the weather is so rubbish at the moment...any excuse will do!!!
Starter: Avocado Salad
Extra V olive oil and Balsamic vinegar
No cooking required. Simply pop the baby spinach on a plate and drizzle with good extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Chop the tomatoes in half and place on the spinach, then sprinkle with Raisins and Sunflower seeds and place half a chopped avocado on top. Finish with a drizzle of Balsamic!
Main: Beef Fillet with Grilled Aubergine and Veggie Rice
2 Lean Beef Fillets
1 red and 1 yellow pepper
Petit Pois (frozen peas!)
1/4 pint chicken stock
Cut the Aubergine into cm strips and cover with salt. Leave for about 10 mins. Add pepper, Olive oil and a few sprigs of rosemary and place under the grill for about 8 mins on each side.
Place the rice in a pan of boiling water and leave to cook for 20-25 mins.
In a separate pan add a tsp of olive oil, when hot add the Beef Fillets and fry on each side for 2 1/2 mins (for Medium Rare). Take the beef out of the pan, cover with foil and set aside. Pop the peppers in the pan you used for the steaks and fry for 3 mins, add the frozen peas, broccoli and 1/4 pint of chicken stock. Boil for 4 mins. When the rice is cooked, drain and add to the veg and stock. Crack in an egg and stir (it will have cooked on its own once its served!!)
Serve with the strips of grilled aubergine on the bottom of the plate, a circle of rice and the beef fillet on top.
Pudding: Pineapple and Strawberries
1 Digestive Biscuit
200ml single cream
Literally the easiest pudding ever. Chop the pineapple into chunks and strawberries and grapes in half and pop into a champagne glass. Crush the digestive biscuit and pix with the cream. Pour over the fruit. Yum!