Food Porn on Pinterest

 


Chefs and food writers are a natural fit for Pinterest. People are enticed by food not only by the way it smells and tastes, but also by how it looks. It is a very visual industry.

 

I once watched a food travel show that descried the visual presentations of food on TV as “Food Porn”. To be appealing,  images of  food and the people eating it must be seductive and alluring, so good you can practically taste it. Sounds like porn to me. That’s what I’ve heard anyway.

 

 

Images like these will spread like wildfire on Pinterest.

 

 

 

Don’t believe me? I did a search for ‘food porn’ on Pinterest and came up with hundreds of boards. People are into food porn on Pinterest. Of the 31 boards I have, my ‘Recipes Make Me Say Yum‘ board has the most pins, over 300.

From that board, I recently felt drawn to make  Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli from the Amateur Gourmet and took some pictures along the way. I consider them amateur food porn.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of broccoli cut up into florets
  • 1 lb raw peeled and deveiend shrimp
  • 4 Tbs olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt and and additional 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp pepper divided
  • 1/8th tsp hot chili powder (I doubled this)
  • lemon zest from one lemon

 


Gorgeous flavorful spices

Combine coriander, cumin,  chili powder, salt and pepper. On a cookie sheet, toss broccoli in 2 tbs olive oil then toss in spices. Spread into a single layer and put into a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.

While broccoli is getting started, toss shrimp, 1/2 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper, with lemon zest and remaining olive oil.

 


Beautiful yellow fresh lemon zest

 

After the broccoli has roasted for 10 minutes  toss in seasoned shrimp and put back into the oven for 10 more minutes. Toss again halfway through.  Adam from the Amateur Gourmet, recommends roasting until the broccoli is tender and has golden edges.

 


Into food that’s crisp,light and clean?
Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli might just be your type.

 

I served it on top of brown rice and squeezed in additional lemon juice for an added kick. It was a perfect  light and flavorful summertime meal.

 

Have you been drawn into the world of Pinterest food porn? What turns you on to a food pin to make you repin it? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cynthia Sanchez
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