Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.This prompt was really difficult for me because I don't think any of my food combos are weird. So I asked my boss - who is a very very picky eater - to pick the weirdest from a medium sized list of possibilities. And here we are.
I love olives.
I love chocolate.
I love red wine (specifically, this kind).
Turns out, I not only love all these things individually but I also love all these things mixed together. Whelp not all together - technically, the wine is served in conjunction with the truffles, not mixed in with the truffles (although that's not a bad idea; you may be on to something). One night after having a glass of wine (or two - what? don't act like you never...) I couldn't decide which snack I wanted to accompany my next glass of wine; salty olives or rich dark chocolate. I never did make up my mind which is how the Dark Chocolate and Kalamata Olive Truffle was created. At some point that evening, the idea to experiment was born.
Recommends: the first time - which coincidentally may also be your last - that you make these truffles, using less kalamata olives is key; that's how I got started mixing these flavors together. The more I combined these flavors, the more I liked them together, and the more the kalamata olives got a leading roll.
Also, do not get flavored or stuffed olives. Believe me, NO BUENO.
These truffles are the perf finger food to accompany you and your bottle of wine to the next foodie get together you attend.
1 c dark chocolate morsels
3-6 kalamata olives, chopped
- Melt the chocolate and coconut milk together in a double broiler.
- Mix in your chopped kalamata olives.
- Pop in the fridge for a few hours until chocolate sets.
- When the chocolate is firmish, roll into a ball using 1 tablespoon at a time. Roll around in cocoa to coat, and serve with a glass of red wine.
|Hi, um, so I guess this is me attempting to convey to you just how much I recommend this wine.|
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