After you CTB for a while, you get immune to the awe-inspired praise. Deliver the two primal pleasures in large quantities and you will have them brainwashed. Wielding the culinary seduction skills of a wizard has its advantages. You are in control, literally dishing out doses of delight turns you into the banging equivalent of a crack dealer. Intense rushes of “oohs” and “ahs” are dealt like vials of culinary crack on the playground. Your chosen playpal(s) will be unable to resist you whenever you lead them by the hand into your kitchen. Culinary crack hos they will soon become. This aphrodisiac triple-threat is the perfect first taste that will leave them begging for their next fix.
Total time: approximately 10 minutes
Projected cost: $7
Drinking Buddy: POMMELONTINI BIKINI or a Chardonnay
Ingredients (Serves 2):
1. 2 tbsp FIG jam
2. 1 dash salt
3. 1 dash black pepper
4. 2 tbsp CALIVIRGIN olive oil
5. Ω lb large SHRIMP
6. 1 handful raw PINE NUTS
7. 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
8. 1/2 red onion chopped finely
Remove the tails, shells, and veins from the shrimp. Marinate with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Create the fig sauce by sautÈing the garlic and red onions in olive oil on medium heat (approx 2 min). Throw the pine nuts in and brown (approx 2 min). Scoop in the fig jam and cook until congeals (approx 2 min). Mix the shrimp in and cook until the turn pink, flipping once so they cook evenly (approx 4 min).
Serve this tasty slice of Flavor Country with a simple SALAD.