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Poll: Savory Chocolate Entree (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Best savory chocolate dish?

  1. hot stuff - Chocolate-Orange Duck with Chocolate Pierogis stuffed with Cottage Cheese in Heavy Cream and a side of Mushrooms (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. salsalady - Chipotle Chocolate Carbonara Pasta (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  3. D3monic - Carne Con Cocoa y Cocoa Guajillo Salsa (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  4. Hybrid Mode 01 - Cocoa Gumbo with Chicken and Sausage (5 votes [17.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  5. Ashen - Spicy ChocoPasta with Roquefort Cream (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  6. Dragonsfire - Turkey with Chocolate Fruit Sauce (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  7. geeme - Pumpkin-Chocolate-Crusted Tenderloin with Champurrado-Inspired Corn Muffins (5 votes [17.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  8. SmokenFire - Chocolate & Stout Shepherd’s Pie with Alsation Tarte Flambe and Simple Salad (13 votes [44.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.83%

  9. Guatemalan Insanity Pepper - Nutella, Manzano Jelly and PepperJack Cheese Sandwich with Jalapeno Rings and Terry's Orange Chocolate Ball Wedge (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

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#1 The Hot Pepper

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

Vote for the best use of cocoa or chocolate in a savory dish!
 
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

So many ways to use chocolate. Makes me wish  liked chocolate more lol.

Great job everyone.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

Torn between D3, HM01, and perhaps SF this time ...

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

My Top 3 is Hybid, Geeme, SF.

 

I like SAUCY food and with cocoa, I KNOW it works with chili and the gumbo nailed that comparison. Also those "cocoa puffs" looked dope and reminded me of when the food ninja graced us with his General Tsos. I'm all about Hybrid on this one! I know it works and looks killer.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:44 PM

     SnF crushed it. Great job using chocolate several different ways with success. That sauce you made for the tarte sounds just ridiculous!

     Good seasonal choice, too. That's a whole bunch of exactly what I want to eat when I come inside from shoveling or climbing or ice fishing.

     hot stuff's pierogis, salsalady's carbonara and geeme's upscale southern meal get high marks too. Great job all!  That was a weird, fun, weird throwdown!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:51 PM

My Top 3 is Hybid, Geeme, SF.

 

I like SAUCY food and with cocoa, I KNOW it works with chili and the gumbo nailed that comparison. Also those "cocoa puffs" looked dope and reminded me of when the food ninja graced us with his General Tsos. I'm all about Hybrid on this one! I know it works and looks killer.

 

     Thank you!  :party:


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:54 PM

You could have even added more cocoa, but I like the idea in general and think it works!

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:00 PM

I'm in.

 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:19 PM

You could have even added more cocoa, but I like the idea in general and think it works!

 

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     I agree completely. I played it conservatively the first time around. The next time I make it, I'll double it at least.

 

 

I'm in.

 

 

 

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     And ( I don't know how I didn't think of this at the time... :banghead: ) I will also make a pan of chocolate Malt -o- Meal bread. Just substitute the cereal for cornmeal in a recipe, add a bit of sugar and fry it in bacon fat in cast iron.

     That would've been the prefect side dish for this.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:26 PM

Great stuff all around.

Somehow, going into Monday when it's not a holiday just seems off to me. .02


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:35 PM

Great stuff all around.

Somehow, going into Monday when it's not a holiday just seems off to me. .02

 

I'd agree with you HS as most of the TDs I've entered before have only been through Sunday prior to the last couple ones.  IIRC it was expanded to Monday in order to allow weekend clock punchers a bit more time to come through.  Seeing the larger turnouts and working weekends myself the extra day has been a real boon.  Stuff that I could not have entered before is now a possibility, and I worked Sat/Sun 12hr shifts last weekend so most of my stuff was made Sun late night into Monday morning/evening before service.  The extra day is the reason I was able to participate in this TD.  :)  


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:41 PM

I've never had shepherds pie but i've seen lots of pics. That was by far the most appealing looking pie I've seen. Got my vote!

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:56 AM

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:47 AM

If it's been 4 hours, call a dr.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:12 AM

Great stuff all around.

Somehow, going into Monday when it's not a holiday just seems off to me. .02

I like that it makes it possible for more people to do it. It's a lot of work if you work on the weekend.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

 F#$%^, F%^&, hard choices. Awesome stuff everyone !!



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

I may need till Sunday night to decide. I may need till Monday. What do you guys do when you simply cannot decide? Throw a dart? Eeny meeny miny?


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:09 PM

I may need till Sunday night to decide. I may need till Monday. What do you guys do when you simply cannot decide? Throw a dart? Eeny meeny miny?

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:03 PM

I may need till Sunday night to decide. I may need till Monday. What do you guys do when you simply cannot decide? Throw a dart? Eeny meeny miny?

 

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