Oh, let me tell you a little secret about oysters, they have quite the reputation as a love potion! It's said that their shape, texture, and even their taste can be quite arousing (especially with lemon and garlic!). Some even say that eating oysters can mimic the feeling of being kissed!
Also, it's not just the oyster's sensual appearance and taste that make them an aphrodisiac, but also the fact that they are rich in zinc, which plays a crucial role in the production of testosterone and estrogen. And you know what that means, more desire and better performance in the bedroom!
Moreover, Oysters can also be enjoyed as a great delicacy with a glass of wine, which is also known to have an aphrodisiac effect, and this can also add up to the romantic atmosphere.
So, next time you're feeling a little frisky, try shucking a few oysters and see what happens! In fact, check out the recipe below for your next Date Night and see where things go...
Oysters with Lemon & GarlicIngredients:
- 12 oysters, shucked and on the half shell
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 shallots, minced
- 1/4 cup of white wine
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a pan, sauté the garlic and shallots until they are softened. Add the white wine, lemon juice, heavy cream, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook the mixture until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Place the oysters on a baking sheet and spoon the sauce over them. Bake the oysters for 5-7 minutes, or until the edges start to curl and the sauce is bubbly.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Note : Oysters are a rich source of zinc, which has been known to increase libido in men and women!
Bonus!: For more ways to prepare this sensual treat, check out our delicious Oysters Rockefeller recipe!