Chile Ginger Glazed Salmon

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Sweet and spicy, this dish es together fast, and may even help you get lucky 🙂 

Shape magazine asked me to put together a few aphrodisiac recipes in honor of Valentine’s day, so I decided on this delicious chili ginger glaze, which contains a few of the foods purported to put you in the mood. 

Chiles: Chiles get your blood pumping, increasing circulation and stimulating nerve endings so that you feel more turned on.

Honey: This sweet and sticky nectar is filled with B vitamins, needed for testosterone production, and boron, which helps the body use and metabolize estrogen. Lore has it that the term “honeymoon” es from an old tradition in which newlyweds drank a honey drink for 30 days after marriage to help them get acquainted in the bedroom, and thus set the foundation for a healthy marriage.

Whether or not the dish actually helps you score, I don’t know, but it is a quick, easy, and delicious dish to put together for your Valentine. 

Chili Ginger Glazed Salmon
Serves 2
Chili Ginger Glazed Salmon/ Part of Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac Menu
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 2 4 oz wild salmon filets
  2. 1/4 tsp. salt
Chile Ginger Glaze
  1. 1/3 cup of water
  2. 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  3. 2 tbs. honey
  4. 1 tbs. chili paste
  5. 1 tbs. fresh ginger, minced
  6. 1 tsp. soy sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Sprinkle salmon with salt, and bake for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, In a small saucepan, bine all glaze ingredients, stirring to dissolve the honey, bring to a boil, lower heat to medium low, and let cook down for about 2-3 minutes until slightly thick.
  3. Remove salmon from oven, brush thoroughly with the glaze, and put on top rack under broiler for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and serve.

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