Savoury Chocolate Appetizer Ideas
My gourmet group has decided that the next theme will be chocolate (in all its forms). I am not coming up with many ideas for a non-sweet appetizer. I was wondering if any of you foodies out there have any ideas??? Thanks!
Washington Post has a great Michel Richard recipe for chocolate-covered grapes. They're awesome, and the texture is amazing.
The Washington Post, October 18, 2006
Course: Dessert, Snack
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.
Felidia in NY used to make raviolis that had unsweetened cocoa in the pasta dough and were filled with pumpkin or butternut squash. I think they were just dressed in a simple butter sauce. Delicious.