Chocolate mole was another challenge thrown my way by Franklyn on our FB page. Maybe I was channeling Heston Blumenthal, maybe I was drunk off my ass, maybe I wanted to see what chicken and chocolate would taste like. To be honest, 'chocolate mole' sounded like some kind of variation of 'Dirty Sanchez' or 'Donkey Punch' so at first I wasn't really sure what I was being asked to do. Thankfully by the time I'd turned on my webcam, got the chocolate body paint and live chicken I'd figured out it was a recipe and saved everyone a huge embarrassment/prosecution.
The trickiest part was making the chicken lollipops, the sauce itself took all of 4 minutes to make. Skin a chicken drumstick and grab hold of the fattest part of the meat, scrape it down and turn it inside out over the rest of the drumstick, think of turning your wank sock inside out (seriously, this might be the only food blog to need an R-rating).
For the sauce gently fry and soften the shallots (4), garlic cloves (2) and green chili while you blend the tomatoes (3) with salt and pepper.
Add the toms and dark chocolate (85% cacao) and stir until the chocolate melts. You can also optionally add a handful of raisins..just saying.
Wrap the bones in foil so they don't burn and cover the drumsticks with the sauce before putting them into a preheated oven at 200C. Keep an eye on them for half an hour, turning them every now and then until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with any excess as a dipping sauce.
Words of warning:
- The sauce got everywhere. Do NOT do the single ladies dance while you're prepping this, even if it comes on over the radio.
- The bones will be hot so no touchy until they've cooled down a bit. if they look too pasty and white when you take the foil off stick them back in the oven for a few minutes to colour.
- Do not eat the entirety of the chocolate before cooking and then have to go back to the supermarket and buy more while the bitch behind the counter judges you with those eyes because you have chocolate all over your mouth/hands/crotch. Don't judge me!