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Know a good recipe that involves chocolate?

Asked by lilikoi (10079points) February 8th, 2010

Looking for appetizer and entree recipes that include chocolate. Know any good ones?

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ModernEpicurian's avatar

Washington Post has a great Michel Richard recipe for chocolate-covered grapes. They’re awesome, and the texture is amazing.

Chocolate Grapes
The Washington Post, October 18, 2006
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack
Features: Fast

You can make (and eat) these in minutes.

Makes 3 cups

1 pound stemmed and chilled seedless grapes
4 ounces 60 percent semisweet chocolate, melted, at body temperature
1 to 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Wash and dry the grapes well; place in a large bowl. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Add the melted chocolate to the grapes, 1 tablespoon at a time, carefully scraping down the sides of the bowl and stirring through the center of the grapes so that they are evenly coated.

As the chocolate begins to set (which will be almost immediately), place the cocoa powder in a small strainer and sift the powder, little by little, over the surface of the grapes. Gently toss or stir the grapes as you continue to sift until all of the grapes are well coated and separated. Spread the grapes on the baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the chocolate has completely set, or up to 1 day.

jrpowell's avatar

Chocolate Fondant

Sorry, that is a dessert.

gemiwing's avatar

Chocolate covered jalapenos are very good. I would make chicken with mole sauce for the entree.

Mole Sauce

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Savory Chocolate Napoleon
Here’s a Chocolate and Brie Panini recipe, but I think this would be really good as a filling for a puff pastry bite instead of the panini. It might be messy to cut the brie panini into bite-size bits.
Making bittersweet chocolate cups and filling with chicken salad that’s finely chopped could be an interesting pairing. Perhaps a dusting of cinnamon.

The trick with combining chocolate with meat is to use a bittersweet or dark chocolate, so that you’re not getting the sweetness of milk chocolate.

ucme's avatar

Err like there’s a bad one? Yummy.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Chocolate,at my house never even makes it into a recipe.I admire your strength;)

JLeslie's avatar

Chicken Mole, but I have never made it. Here is a Paul Dean recipe

Lightlyseared's avatar

Stop playing with yourself and just eat it.

lilikoi's avatar

Thank you folks for all the wonderful answers! They are a huge help!

@Lightlyseared Me and bf are making each other dinner for V-day (it’s a challenge to see who’s is better lol) and I’m thinking about using chocolate as the theme because he likes it a lot (whereas I actually don’t; I’m more of a fruit person).

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