I’m doing a blog event called “They go really well together”. It’s where the host of the event comes up with a pair of ingredient that is rather unusual. Then bloggers come up with a recipe. Either original or one that they have. This one using chocolate and meat. Then at the end, there is a recap of all the different recipes. As soon as I read about this event, I knew what to do!
My entry is Rib Eye Steak with Chocolate Port Sauce.
This is a very elegant dinner. It would be perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Soft music, candlelight, A bottle of Zinfandel. Romance is in the air with this one.
I used a Zinfandel port wine. It was perfect with the chocolate. The sauce was kind of sweet, with a slight chocolate flavor in the background. You could definitely tell there was wine in it. It felt like velvet on the tongue.
I sprinkled the rib eyes with a grilling spice and put them on the BBQ.
Chocolate Port Sauce
3/4 C finely chopped shallots
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
1 1/4 cup port wine
1 can beef broth (14-141/2 oz ounces)
3/4 C whipping cream
3/4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
salt and pepper
Melt butter in large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add shallots and thyme; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or till shallots are nicely browned. Add port; cook 5-7 minutes or till reduced by half; stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 15-17 minutes or until reduced by 1/2; stirring occasionally.
Pour sauce over meat. Be sure to serve extra, because you will fall in love with it.
Top off dinner with a sinfully decadent chocolate dessert and a glass of the port. Hope you enjoy!