Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mojo Bruschetta

According to Dr Evil...Mojo is: The libido. The life force. The essence. The right stuff.

For a spy themed party I did for New Years I was trying to come up with foods that I thought would go with the Austin Powers movie. I mean an International Man of Mystery, a sex symbol so I looked up aphrodisiac foods and thought an Avocado Bruschetta, better known as Mojo Bruchetta. I added tomatoes to this to give it a little bit of color.
 List of the Aphrodisiacs Foods
Almond
A symbol of fertility throughout the ages. The aroma is thought to induce passion in a female
Avocado
The Aztecs called the avocado tree "Ahuacuatl which translated means "testicle tree". The ancients thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled the male's testicles.
Basil
Is said to stimulate the sex drive and boost fertility.
Garlic
The 'heat' in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share it together. Garlic has been used for centuries to cure everything from the common cold to heart ailments. This is a good time for moderation.
Pine Nuts
Zinc is a key mineral necessary to maintain male potency and pine nuts are rich in zinc. Pine nuts have been used to stimulate the libido as far back as Medieval times.
 Mojo Bruschetta
 
Ingredients: 
Baguette
3 Avocados
2 Roma Tomatoes
1/3 Cup Basil
1-2 Garlic Gloves (depending on your preference)
2 Tablespoons Chopped Almonds or Pinenuts
Juice from half a lemon (to help delay the browning)
1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Directions
1. Slice baguette, place on pan, use a pastry brush to dab a little olive oil on each of the slices and toast in the oven
2. While toasting chop up all ingredients and mix together.Adding just enough olive oil to coat the ingredients.
3. Once slices of the baguette are cool, put a spoonful of the mixture on each baguette. 


Enjoy and Behave ;)



Tips/Notes

I used almonds in mine because I forgot to buy pine nuts and the taste was not over powering, but pine nuts would probably go better in this.
I had a little leftover (you probably wont have any leftovers!) the next day and it didn't brown that much but you can add a little more lemon juice to try and prevent it

4 comments:

  1. The bruchetta looks fabulous! Yum!

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  2. this mojo bruchetta looks so scrumptious =)

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  3. Love the avocado in this, it certainly adds a nice additional flavor as well as texture to the bruschetta-yum!
    Love the whole tie in to the general theme of the 24X24-glad you were chosen, congrats

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  4. Mmmmmm...what a delightful bruscetta topping! I could eat it by the spoonful!

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