Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chocolat' Chicken

I always drool over the movie Chocolat', when lead character Viene concocts all her sumptuous, chocolate-y deliciosities!  Especially the birthday feast for Armande! Every course served, is dripping in chocolate, and the dinner guests are overcome with culinary choco-exhilaration!  

Anyway, it inspired me!  Instead of going out to battle the Valentine crowds for dinner, I decided to create my own deliciosities for that handsome hunk o' man of mine and I.

I call it Chocolat' Chicken.....

.....served with brown rice, and because there's a bit of spice to the sauce, a side of cooling spring greens & mixed berries salad with glazed walnuts and feta cheese.  Hmmm!

Chocolate IS an aphrodisiac, you know.....so take multi-helpings at your own risk! *wink*

  • 1 1/2 pound boneless chicken, pork or lamb chops
  • 3 tablespoon Mexican chocolate (you can also use powdered, in a can, on baking aisle, Ghiradelli chocolate, or improvise)
  • 1 poblano pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 3 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Chocolate shavings

  • 1 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, lamb or pork chops,
    Salt and pepper
    Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Season meat with salt and pepper. Place on grill, grill for 2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.

  • 1 poblano pepper (chopped)
    1 onion (chopped)
    1 clove garlic (minced)
    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    olive oil
    To saute pan add olive oil, onion, garlic and poblano pepper. Add smoked paprika and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.

  • 3 tablespoon Mexican chocolate
    3 tablespoon sherry vinegar
    Add sherry vinegar and chocolate. Puree with immersion blender until smooth. (Or if you don't have an immersion blender you can put mixture from pan into a normal blender or food processor.)

  • 3 sprigs cilantro
    Chocolate shavings
    To serve, place sauce on top of grilled meat. Garnish with chocolate shavings and cilantro. 

    (I'm going to!) 
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