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chocholate gravy?

Postby captain wassname » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:59 pm

My wife met a couple who said that 100% cocoa chocholate was great for thickening gravy.
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Postby wheels » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:11 pm

I imagine it would be, it's very bitter though (for want of a better word). A bit like monté au beurre - monté au chocolat? Be bloomin' expensive though!

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Postby vagreys » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:29 pm

Yep. Cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate....all good in savoury stews and sauces. Used that way in French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, and Mexican cuisines, and some folks even add cocoa/chocolate to chili.

Mole poblano, (chicken in a cocoa/chocolate and chile poblano sauce) is common in Mexican restaurants, here.

I had a great dish of rabbit and prawns with dark chocolate/tomato sauce, and a rabbit stew with bittersweet chocolate stirred into it, while I was in Barcelona.

There is a beef stew with cocoa that I've heard was very good, too.
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Postby yotmon » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:37 pm

I've cooked Partridge in a chocolate sauce (spanish dish), it was ok, but didn't blow me away. I think it acted as a 'thickener' and made the sauce richer.
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Postby Dogfish » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:56 am

I've found the bitter rounds out some dishes nicely.
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Postby captain wassname » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:43 pm

expensive? about £32.00 a kilo
I nearly had a turn but Mrs Wassname purchased some.single bean origin £5.75 for 180gms.
I would have bought 2kg of vac packed pork leg for that.

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Postby wheels » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:09 pm

To be honest that's not as expensive as I had imagined. Enjoy it.

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Postby DiggingDogFarm » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 pm

I like it with beef.






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Postby captain wassname » Wed May 02, 2012 4:51 pm

I feel a beer and chocolate sausage coming on

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Postby vagreys » Wed May 02, 2012 5:51 pm

Careful with the hop profile...that could go weird.
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Postby wheels » Wed May 02, 2012 6:18 pm

captain wassname wrote:I feel a beer and chocolate sausage coming on

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Postby captain wassname » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:04 am

the beer and chocolate sausage idea is still alive Ive just got a couple more portions of my beer sausage to get through and Ill be away.
I had some bangers and mash yesterday and made an onion gravy with chocolate It was a nice combination.
Maybe thats a better way but Im sort of committed to attempt a beer and chocolate sausage.Will brew the beer in a week or so.

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Postby vagreys » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:49 pm

The world would be boring, indeed, without experiments. Watching this one with interest, since it combines two of my favorite activities.
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