Check out my fun recipes for the AARP.org’s website using aphrodisiacs that will help put you and your better half in the mood for something naughty and something nice.

Here is the link for all the recipes – 5 romantic recipes – using ingredients like honey and saffron.

Check out this recipe, one of my personal favorites, that I developed for them

Saffron Salmon bites

Developed by Monica Bhide for AARP.ORG

Photo taken for Life of Spice by Sala Kannan

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS:

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 ½ teaspoons crushed red pepper

¾  teaspoons saffron threads soaked in a tablespoon of warm heavy cream

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

2 lb salmon fillet, cubed into bite-sized pieces

DIRECTIONS:

In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the salmon.

Mix well. Add the salmon cubes and toss to coat.

Allow to marinate, refrigerated, for an hour.

Preheat to 350 F.

Place the salmon cubes on a foil-lined baking sheet in the pre-heated oven. Pour any leftover marinade over the cubes. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cubes are cooked.

Turn off the oven and turn the broiler on to high. Broil the cubes for about 5 minutes. Gives a nice color to the salmon.

Remove from the oven.

Serve on a platter (you can add a toothpick to each piece).

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