Recipe Challenge: fail.

Orgh. Three rounds in the ring with chocolate, cayenne pepper, and asparagus, and a winner is not me. It’s really just that chocolate is difficult. Here’s what I came up with, although you can do better by looking up any “vegetable burrito with mole sauce” recipe, I’m sure:

onions and garlic
a handful each of asparagus (diced), corn, black beans, rice
oregano, red pepper, cumin, salt
green onions and cilantro
some chocolate (I used about 40g)

Saute the onions in oil, add the asparagus, corn, beans, and rice. Saute all that, add the spices, then the green onions and cilantro.
Melt the chocolate (double boiler it yeeeee) and mix it in with everything. Note that you cannot thin it with milk or it will get all milky and not what you want for mexican food, and you cannot thin it with water or it will seize up and get solid again! And chocolate itself is really thick! Maybe you should roll it up in a tortilla first, then drizzle chocolate over it.
It’s a little weirder than a normal burrito. I mean, it’s tasty, but it just kinda tastes like chocolate. Or spicy chocolate.
What kind of chocolate do you use? I tried regular baking chocolate (unsweetened) and found it too thick/boring/rich or something. I actually liked it better with dark (70%) chocolate, but again, it just tastes like chocolate.

At any rate, I’m done with this. I’m open to suggestions, if you’d like to give it a try. (the challenge was: make something with chocolate, cayenne pepper, and asparagus.) It’s taken me forever to try this again, for which I apologize to Julie and to you, dear reader.

Okay, now, Julie, back at you: lemongrass, honey, and spinach/lettuce/a green of your choice. (if you can’t find lemongrass, i guess ginger would be okay…)

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