Another creative food thought from Chef David Rocco.
From Denny: Continuing along in a chocolate recipe week is another delightful unusual and savory chocolate recipe from Cooking Channel's Chef David Rocco. In this recipe he paired some chili pepper heat with very dark unsweetened chocolate. This chef does so love to push the status quo boundaries when it comes to food! He noted too that to add the fresh parsley at the end of the dish as you serve so it will not overcook and lose its bright flavor and color.
Penne al Cioccolato con Anchovies: Penne with Chocolate and Anchovies
From: Chef David Rocco
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4 servings
1 pound/450 g penne rigate pasta
3 tablespoons/45 ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 dry chile peppers, crushed
8 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
2 cups/457 g chopped finest quality plain dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa)
1/2 cup/114 g finely grated bread crumbs
Small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Cook the penne in a pot of boiling salted water. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.
To make the sauce: In a saucepan heat up the olive oil. Gently saute the garlic, add the chile peppers, and anchovies. Cook until the garlic is golden and anchovies have somewhat dissolved. Then add the chopped chocolate. When the chocolate has completely melted, stir in the bread crumbs.
Drain the pasta just before the 'al dente' stage and add to the saucepan. Add the chopped parsley and mix well for a few seconds so that the pasta and the sauce are well amalgamated or combined. Serve the dish immediately.
*** For more savory and sweet chocolate recipes from Chef David Rocco:
Candy: Almond Brittle - The best combination ever invented: almonds and chocolate. Enjoy this chef recipe of a few ingredients.
Chocolate: Chocolate Risotto - Enjoy a rice pudding style dessert made with chocolate.
Appetizer with Chocolate: Sauteed Shrimp Drizzled with Chocolate - Check out this unusual dish employing chocolate as a spice.
Chocolate: Beef Stew With Chocolate - This Chef David Rocco is on a roll with awesome savory recipes using dark chocolate as a star ingredient.
Drink: Chocolate Martini - A chocolate martini, with the glass rim coated with fresh pear and shaved chocolate, for that perfect sip.
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