Thursday, May 8, 2008

ChocolateBet: May 8, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:

2 servings
Swiss Knight (Imported) Fondue Au Chocolat + Southern Tsunami/AFC Corp. Ocean Crab Roll (Crab and Avocado Sushi)
OK - Good (Each item was very good separately; they were OK together.)
Fondue: 2 oz. (56 g.); 7 oz. (200g.) total container +
Sushi: 10.5 oz. (298 g.)
Calories: 280 calories (fondue) + ~1,000? cals. for 12 pcs. crab roll = 1,280 cals. total (estim.)
Cost: $7.99 (fondue) + $7.25 (sushi) = $15.24 total (This was an expensive experiment.)
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

Day #7 of Chocolate and Meat Week calls for something daring. Or, as my daughter would say, gross. But I thought to myself why not try sushi fondue? Wouldn't you? :-). (It was either that or lamb with chocolate pomegranate sauce -- a dish I was going to invent on the fly. But, I had to work late, and I ran out of time to cook anything elaborate.)

I have to admit, I am glad to see the back of Chocolate and Meat Week. I was running out of items or combinations to try. I thought about dunking turkey hot dog pieces into chocolate fondue this evening, but went for the crab roll instead. I have to admit that after this I would have been out of ideas. What I learned this week: a really nice, rich chocolate-y mole sauce goes well with most meat or main entrees. And the remaining edible chocolate + meat alternatives generally also involve a close relative of a mole sauce. All other possible combinations are pretty iffy.

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