June 21, 2016
People love chocolate. The gift of a box of chocolates is seen as a sign of love. Chocolate can be addicting. There are a multitude of different types of chocolate bars and candies. Some people like sweet milk chocolate, others like dark chocolate or white chocolate. They are all delicious, and everyone has a favorite. As we age our individual tastes for chocolate change, they become more refined, and we seek out chocolates from chocolatiers, and we begin to appreciate chocolate like fine wines and gourmet sauces.
Since we all have individual tastes, and many of us like to cook, we thought why not look to the best for some savory chocolate recipes. These chefs’ cookbooks have their favorite recipes for appetizers, main courses, and soups, along with a number of desserts. Included below are their cookbooks and a few savory dishes included. Bon Appetit!
Wild Sweets Chocolate – This cookbook, written by renowned chocolatiers Dominique and Cindy Duby has hundreds of exotic recipes for someone who wants to experiment with chocolate. Some savory recipes included are:
- Braised short ribs in a choco-wine sauce
- BBQ pork with cocoa nibs
- Alow roasted salmon with a cocoa consomme.
Mast Brothers Family Cookbook – The writers of this book are two brothers from Brooklyn New York who became famous for both their love of chocolate and their beards. This book has family recipes using chocolate for a variety of decadent dishes, both savory & sweet. Some recipes include:
- Spiced Cocoa Butternut Squash Soup
- Cocoa Coq a Vin
- Pan Seared Scallops w/ Cocoa Nibs
Last but not least we have the Theo Chocolate Cookbook, which has 75 sweet and savory recipes from a pair of Seattle chocolatiers. A few recipes of there’s include:
- Cocoa Dukkah
- Grilled Alaskan Spot Browns w/ Cocoa Nib and Almonds
- Roasted Squash w/ Brown Butter Nibs
So now go into your kitchens and begin testing out some yummy savory chocolate recipes. Refined palates rejoice!