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 pepperPreheat 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 oilTo 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 vinegarAdd 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 shavingsTo serve, place sauce on top of grilled meat. Garnish with chocolate shavings and cilantro.
ENJOY!(I'm going to!)