Seduction by Mango
Try Something Mango Today!
No, Mango is not a person, although that could be a really interesting story! The mango is known as the 'king of fruit' throughout the world. It's a delectable fruit although it's listed in the nut family. It's flavor hints of a mix between peaches and pineapples, and the texture is sensuous and juicy. It makes a most excellent item to add to your list of ingredients to seduce by.
In India the Mango tree plays a sacred role. It is a symbol of love and thought to grant wishes. Mango leaves are used at wedding to ensure the couple bear plenty of children. It is also prescribed to increase male libido.
Many Southeast Asian kings and nobles had their own mango groves. These groves were a source of great pride and social standing. Each grove had it's own private cultivars to create the most succulent groves. This began began a still popular tradition of sending gifts of the choicest mangos.
Mangos burst with protective nutrients. It has high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also plentiful providers of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folate, vitamin E, vitamin K, Vitamin B, and Beta Carotene. It also is an excellent resource of natural energy for an evening of hardy lovemaking! They are considered to be the best of all fruits in regard to replenishing lost minerals salts, vitamins, and energy after a workout, so serve mangos after lovemaking as well. You'll be surprised at how quickly you'll be up and about for round two.
For a truly delicious romantic meal, try Shrimp Salad with Mangos, or Mangos A La Devo for a sensuous dessert. Make sure you pick nice football shaped mangos that have a delicious scent to them for the best flavor.
Shrimp Salad with Mangos
3 Oz. Pineapple Juice
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Orange Juice
1/4 Cup and 1 Tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly Ground Pepper and Sea Salt to taste
1 Pound Cooked Shrimp
1 Small Bag Baby Spinach Leaves
1 peeled, seeded, and diced Mango
1/2 Cup chopped Macadamia Nuts
1/2 Cup Banana Chips
4 Oz. crumbled Goat Cheese
3/4 Cup sweetened flaked toasted Coconut
Whisking pineapple juice, orange juice, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper to create salad dressing and set aside. Brush the shrimp with remaining olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper, then set that aside. Place the spinach leaves, mango, macadamia nuts, and banana chips into a large mixing bowl and then portion out onto serving plates. Drizzle salad dressing over this.
Heat shrimp in a large skillet for about two to three minutes. Top salad with shrimp and then top shrimp with the goat cheese. Sprinkle with coconut and serve.
Mangos A La Devo
3 Medium peeled sliced Mangos
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Almond or Vanilla extract
Bring water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and extract to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add peeled and sliced mangos and continue to simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.