Help! Need chocolate/cocoa finger food recipes and ideas...
I am not much of a cook, but thought maybe all you gourmands might be able to give me some ideas...
I want to throw a "chocolate theme" engagement party for my brother. I'd like to have finger foods (no silverware to deal with) that either have cocoa/chocolate as part of the recipe or are paired well with chocolate (perhaps as a sauce on the side). Desserts and sweets aren't a problem... got plenty of ideas for that one. It's the actual food that I'm having issues with.
I've heard of cocoa dusted scallops (though I can't find an actual recipe). And I've also heard of using cocoa in a rub for pork, but not sure how I can turn that into finger food.
Any other ideas or thoughts about it? I really appreciate any guidance you have to offer!
Small skewers of steak rubbed with cocoa and spices are great
I use a blend of cocoa chili powder and cocoa some sugar for a dry rub and then grill. A nice blue cheese dipping sauce is great with this.
Also, Steak kabobs with a chocolate dip. Marinate the steak with salt and pepper, a little ground coffee and some chocolate and olive oil and seasoning and then marinade over night. Grill and serve with a chocolate dip
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
Some honey to sweeten
Chocolate pasta is great like a chocolate mole. Great. Also a simple fruit sauce over the chocolate pasta.
chocolate ravioli is great too.
A slow rubbed pork roast with spices and chocolate is great pulled pork and served on a bun.
Someone always gave me small thin strips of salmon skewered with a white chocolate sauce is you are interested.
Chocolate dipped fruit of course and bruscetta with a fruit dip, cream cheese and chocolate. Easy put always works. Pound cake (yes store bought. I dip 1/2 in chocolate and then the other half in preserves and then serve with a dollop of marscapone cheese.
Figs filled with gorgonzola and served with a drizzle of raspberry and white chocolate. Fondu of course.
Shrimp I heard are good with a light chocolate dusting but never tried. Can't help there.
Thanks for the suggestions! I was hoping to serve 4-6 different finger foods, but I'm starting to think I won't be able to have chocolate/cocoa in ALL of them, or it might be a little overwhelming. Looks like I'll have to try something that may balance the richness of some of the chocolate foods.