Romance Week: Spice things up with a salmon dish for two with aphrodisiac ingredients

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(Mass Appeal) – Chef John Slattery of joined us to show how to make a perfect Valentine’s Day meal to get everyone in the mood – sticky salmon for two with aphrodisiac ingredients to heat things up!


  • 8 oz salmon filet
  • 2 oz honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 stalks of asparagus
  • sprig of rosemary
  • 1 cup prepared black beans
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 2 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 milk chocolate bar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


Sear salmon with salt and pepper. Coat with honey and place in the oven at 450 for 8 minutes.

In saute pan, melt butter with oil add asparagus, rosemary sprig, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and cook until the asparagus is just tender.

In a mixing bowl, combine black beans, cumin, salt, pepper, and basil and stir to combine. Gently fold in strawberries and avocados and drizzle with olive oil.

In a small skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil and gently melt the chocolate bar. Stir in the chili and cook for 1 minute.

Arrange beans on the plate, then the asparagus and top with salmon. Drizzle the entire dish with chocolate mole.

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