There’s nothing as special as a good friend, except perhaps a good friend with a good bottle of wine . . .
Always strive to create temptation – a glimpse of the pleasure to come – . . .
Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price – Jean Baudrillard . . .
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted . . .
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster – Jonathan Swift . . .
A gentleman seduces his lady’s mind before he even touches her body . . .
First we eat. Then we do everything else – M.F.K Fisher . . .
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away . . .
Aphrodisiacs + Spices, Cocktail Recipes, Imported, Poultry + Duck, Salad + Dressing, Seafood + Shellfish

the seduction of pomegranates

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The culinary and mythological virtues of pomegranates have been extolled in art and literature since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Clearly, this exotic fruit has withstood the test of time for a reason. Famed for its lively color and refreshing juice, pomegranates add
beauty and flavor to appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.There are many wonderful recipes using pomegranates that are worthy of a Seduction Meal. Try a few before deciding upon your favorite as there is surely one that will add sparkle and a boost of love to your romantic soiree.

Pomegranate Cocktails


Featured are three cocktails using  PAMA liquor: The Blushing Lady, Pama Passion, and Champagne Dreams.

The Blushing Lady

1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice
Lemon Wedge
Course sugar, for garnish

Rub a wedge of lemon around the rim of a martini glass and dip the glass into a plate of coarse sugar. Set it aside. Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the garnished martini glass.

Go to the bottom of this post for the other two recipes. 

Halibut Rolled with Pomegranate Stuffing
recipe from the Pomegranate Councilserves 4

1 large or 2 pounds firm-fleshed, 1/2 inch thick halibut
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil or butter
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup pomegranate juice or 3 tablespoons pomegranate paste
1 tablespoon slivered candied orange peel
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground saffron, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of hot water
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

fish in cold water. Pat dry with paper towel and rub both sides with 1
teaspoon salt. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large frying pan and brown onion
and garlic. Add all ingredients except the saffron water and lime juice
and cook for 3 minutes. Mix well and remove stuffing from heat.

oven to 400 degrees. Lay fish out on the baking dish. Place a layer of
stuffing on one end of the fish about 1 inch long and gently roll from
the stuffing end and pin closed if necessary. Pour the saffron water,
the rest of the oil, and the lime juice over the fish. Place in the
oven and bake 10-15 minutes (until the fish flakes easily with a fork),
basting from time to time.

Arrange the fish on a serving
platter. Pour the sauce from the baking dish over the fish and garnish
with walnuts and pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate and Papaya Salad with Ginger Dressing
recipe from the Pomegranate Councilserves 6


Pomegranate seeds add lively color, flavor and crunch to this ginger-spiked salad.

1 medium pomegranate
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or a generous 1/4 teaspoon
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2 heads endive, separated into leaves
3 quarts baby lettuce or other torn lettuce leaves
1 medium papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green part of green onion

Separate seeds from skin and pulp of pomegranate (you should have about 3/4 cup seeds); reserve. To make dressing, mix lemon juice and next 6 ingredients; whisk in oil. Reserve. On a large serving platter, arrange endive leaves like spokes with tips pointing out. Toss papaya with 1 tablespoon dressing; reserve. Toss lettuce with remaining dressing; mound over endive leaves. Top with reserved papaya; sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, then with green onion.

For a main dish–try adding a mound of crab or lobster salad in the center.

PAMA Cocktails

1 ounce Pama
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce Fresh orange juice
3 ounces Champagne or sparkling wine

Assemble the first three ingredients in a cocktail glass with ice. Slowly pour in the Champagne while stirring very gently to retain the bubbles and chill the mixture. Strain into a Champagne flute and garnish with an orange zest.

1 1/2 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
¾ oz. Peach Schnapps
Orange Juice and Lemon Lime Soda
Splash Grenadine
Garnish with a lime

Jenn, from Leftover Queen has a delicious recipe for Pistachio Pomegranate Chicken. Visit her blog to review this recipe (and great photo), and much more–there are some really tasty romantic meals on her blog!

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Terry Dagrosa

Terry Dagrosa, founder and publisher of As President of Digital Marketing Collective and Tara del Mar Productions, she has extensive experience in sales, design, digital marketing and social media. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget, so we’re thrilled to introduce our very special and highly-talented contributors and friends.  They’ll share their mouth-watering recipes, cheeky anecdotes and delightfully creative perspectives with all of us. Be sure to check out their websites and follow them, too – we promise you’ll learn to love and cherish them as much as we do!" xoxo


  1. foodhoe February 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    the recipe sounds delicious and your pictures are really stunning!

  2. Joachim March 7, 2008 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    I agree – how do you manage to get such great food shots all the time? I know how difficult and time consuming it is to set those up and still keep the items fresh. Yours want to literally just jump on to my fork!
    Beautiful site – award deserving.

  3. terry dagrosa March 8, 2008 at 5:47 am -  Reply

    Thank you Joachim… one day we’ll get together and I’ll tell you my secrets.

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Seduction Meals is about Food + Romance, and everything in-between. . . a sumptuous menu, alluring presentation, sensuous music, luscious cocktails and the right ambiance. Like a precious gift, preparing a romantic meal for two is about making that certain someone feel extra special. With just the right combination of ambience and culinary delights, you too can create a memorable, delicious experience for your loved one. Seduction Meals. Everyone has one - what's YOURS?



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