Chocolate with the Main Course? Are you kidding?

United States
August 30, 2008 6:53pm CST
Yesterday, I saw the movie Chocolat. There was one scene where a party was served chicken and pork loins with a chocolate sauce. I looked online for any such recipes and sure enough there were tons of recipes which included chocolate as gravies, sautes, and much more. Have you heard of any such recipes or tried any such recipes? How are they? Liv
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Particularly in Mexican and Southwestern cookbooks, you'll find some wonderful recipes for such things as moles (pronounced molays, which are chocolate-based. Spain has some magnificent main dishes based on chocolate, too. It's not sweet at all, but almost a smoky taste. Once you've tried it, you sort of can't help seeking it on every menu in every restaurant, since so many places have fusion cuisines now.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Really? Wow, I am part mexican and I had no idea. When I was a kid, anytime someone mentioned mole, I cringed even though I never tried it. It never occured to me to try it as I got older. Shame on me. LOL. But I believe it was Spanish monks that first introduced chocolate to the rest of the world but it has been around for quite some time. Thank you for your response. I think I just might get braver and try mole tomorrow. I will have to let you know what I thought. Liv
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Please do let me know. Don't forget, either, that the first attempt might not be the best choice, so try it a few different ways. Thanks for the "best"
• United States
1 Sep 08
I was actually thinking that so I went to this nice mexican buffet that I knew of. I grabbed a few of my favorites and a side of mole. I tried a little taste with everything. It was fantastic! You were right about the smokey flavor. Thank you so much for the advice. Liv
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• United States
30 Aug 08
When you think about it chocolate doesn't have to be sweet... it is very bitter without all the butter and sugar added to it. I really doubt its something that I would be interested it... but I'd be willing to try it... Its not to crazy of an idea... I mean we orange any honey glaze everything! Why not chocolate glaze?!? Sugar rules the world hunneh! lols
• United States
31 Aug 08
This is true. That is what I was guessing. I mean there are so many different flavors of chocolate including ones that are bittersweet. Like oranges or grapefruits I guess then it would compliment the meat. Oh and I do agree with you...SUGAR RULES THE WORLD...AND BUTTER! ROFL! As they say in Last Holiday, the secret of life is butter...lol. Liv
• Australia
31 Aug 08
It's not something that I would go out of my way to make or order,but if some-one placed it in front of me I would try it,don't know what I would do if it wasn't to my taste and I could'nt eat it although I love chocolate, anyway I guess it takes care of both dinner and dessert in one meal lol
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• United States
31 Aug 08
This might sound really weird, but last year I tried it. It wasn't actually a recipe-- my friend saw the movie and was like "huh...I wonder..." and so at her graduation party, she had a chocolate fountain, and there was chicken there. Needless to say, we put some chocolate on our plate and dipped the chicken in it. It wasn't bad, but I'm sure if we used some actual recipe it might be a lot better. haha.
• United States
1 Sep 08
Wow that does sound interesting. I may have to try that. I mean I have had pretzels with chocolate so there is a mixture of salt and chocolate. But chicken and chocolate? Hmmm, I may have to get brave. LOL. Thanks so much for your response and sharing your experience. Liv
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
31 Aug 08
I haven't tried any of these dishes as yet,as I have a similar response as You to the general idea! I've heard of Chocolate chili,and dishes that would use unsweetened chocolate in the recipe..as long as it wasn't sweet,and nobody mentioned what it was til I'd eaten some,I'd probably be interested in trying it out as something unusual...You never know,it could make a convert out of Me!
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I've never done that before, well, except maybe the odd breakfast where I would eat a chocolate donut. Or, I would eat Cookie Crisp for breakfast, or Count Chocula.