5 Aphrodisiac Foods For You & Your Valentine at Wicked Willie's
Valentine's Day is upon us once again (this Sunday, for any of you that have lost track of time!) Wicked Willie's Sports Grill has just the thing to get you and your valentine in the romantic mood this holiday calls for. Bring your honey to our Lake of the Ozarks sports bar & grill for one of the dishes below and not only will you both get a delicious meal but you'll be able to catch some sports on the big screens while you're here!
An aphrodisiac is a food or drink that stimulates desire or a thing that causes excitement. Below we have shared a few of our #WickedGood menu items that contain foods considered to be aphrodisiacs. It's far from all of the many menu options we've got for you at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar, but they are a great place to start.
Spicy Chili Peppers
Adding chili peppers to a dish is the perfect way to "spice things up" during a romantic dinner. Eating chili peppers causes your heart rate and body temperature to rise, both of which enhance the "romantic" experience. This food also contains the natural chemical capsaicin, which is known for boosting testosterone levels and increasing libido.
- Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Habanero Wings
These award-winning wings are the best of both worlds - sweet and spicy!
- Cajun Chicken Fettucine
This dish brings the heat with blackened, spiced, grilled chicken and a spicy Cajun sauce. It also contains roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, and sauteed spinach.
Since Roman times, the flavor-booster basil has been known as a symbol of love. Nutritionally, it has been studied for its libido enhancing nutrients because it contains high levels of vitamin A, beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.
- Margherita Flatbread
Fresh basil, mozzarella, tomato, roasted garlic olive oil, and balsamic syrup all atop this flatbread create a perfect appetizer to share.
One reason that strawberries are associated with love and romance is the fact that they are naturally shaped to resemble little red hearts. They are also full of antioxidants and lots of vitamin C that promote vitality and blood flow.
- Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad
This plate is filled with organic baby spinach, fresh strawberries, spiced pecans, crumbled goat cheese, and a side of strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette.
Did you know that an avocado gets its name from the word "ahuacatl", which means "testicle" because of its shape and the fact that it grows in pairs! (Maybe not a fact that your valentine will find as interesting dinner conversation unless they've got an awesome sense of humor.) This food also is known to boost vitality due to high levels of vitamin E which helps maintain youthful vigor and energy levels.
- Wicked Burger
This flame-grilled burger is made from ground chuck infused with caramelized onions, jalapeno, and chipotle sauce. It is topped with more caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and chipotle mayonnaise.
- Spicy Baja Shrimp Tacos
Large sauteed shrimp are tossed in a chipotle sauce with cilantro slaw, avocado, mango, and chipotle sour cream to create these magnificent shrimp tacos. They are also served with a side of black beans.
Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids which are not only important for heart health but also for helping your libido. They supply the building blocks for the production of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
- Salmon, Avocado, & Tomato Sandwich
Here we've got 2 of today's aphrodisiacs on 1 sandwich! Olive oil and black pepper marinated salmon is topped with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo on toasted wheat bread.
- Grilled Salmon Wrap
Grilled hoisin glazed salmon with pineapple salsa, sesame ginger dressed greens, slivered almonds, and rice noodles in a spinach herb tortilla.
- Grilled Salmon Dinner
Our savory grilled salmon topped with pineapple salsa and served with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.