Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sultry Sea Salted Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

If you thought reading  Fifty Shades of Grey was a turn on, wait until you taste this sultry recipe I have for you….Sea Salted Chocolate Covered Strawberries. You'll take one bite and say "Hot damn, I found my new food aphrodisiac!" On Valentine's Day I usually go all out and make an extravagant dessert. This year, I wanted to make something super simple but also super indulgent, so I figured chocolate covered strawberries would be the perfect choice. And boy was it! Lately I've been craving anything chocolate that's infused with sea salt. Just look in my pantry or in my desk at work…you'll see a slew of sea salted chocolate products. I wanted to jazz up these chocolate covered strawberries a bit so I added a sprinkle of course sea salt to each one. Whoa, not only did the sea salt jazz them up but it made them look pretty darn sexy! Yes, I called my salted strawberries sexy…weird but true. Just take a closer look at those strawberries I made…it looks like they are wearing a chocolate tuxedo studded with glistening sparkles of sea salt! Not only do they look tall, dark and scrumptious, they taste that way too! Oh my, these scrumptious sweet-n-salty little morsels may just be my latest food obsession! 

It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to make these sultry sea salted chocolate covered strawberries. They can and should be made any day of the year! There is no baking involved and they can be prepared in minutes. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds until it's silky smooth, dip the luscious  lipstick red strawberries deep into the hot melted chocolate, add a pinch of sea salt to the bottom half, and let cool for 10 minutes. Yep, that's all it takes to create this vision of beauty chocolatey master piece.

So turn up the heat on an ordinary day and indulge yourself in a batch of these sweet-n-salty mouthwatering morsels. They'll become your new obsession and new food aphrodisiac! Salute to Sultry Sea Salted Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Sultry Sea Salted Chocolate Covered Strawberries: (Click to print this sultry recipe)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 1 or more

  • Hand pick 24 of the most gorgeous, extra large, round, lipstick red strawberries you can find
  • Select 1/2 cup of the darkest, richest, most indulgent chocolate morsels out there
  • 1 tablespoon of creamy silky milk
  • 1 tablespoon of coarsely ground'ing sea salt 
Directions: Gently wash the strawberries with your fingers under luke warm water, making sure every crevasse is properly cleaned. With a soft towel, very gingerly dry the firm strawberries until there is no moisture on the surface. Add a 1/2 cup of  the dark, rich chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl and slowly drizzle a tablespoon of the creamy milk over the top. Microwave on high heat for 30 seconds or until the chocolate is extra hot and melted all over. With a small spoon stir the chocolate until it's immersed in the creamy milk. The hot chocolate mixture should be extra smooth and silky. Now taste test the chocolate by licking the spoon. Go ahead, take a second or third lick to make sure the chocolate is velvety, creamy and warm. Once it's to your liking, pick up each strawberry by the head and dip and twirl deep into the hot velvety chocolate, making sure it's completely coated. Lay the strawberry, back side down, on a bed of parchment paper. Continue to dip each luscious strawberry deep into the chocolate. Making sure the chocolate is still warm on the strawberries, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on it's lower bottom. The sea salt should glisten like stars in a dark sky. The strawberries will still be really hot from the chocolate, so now allow them to cool off. Place the strawberries in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until they are stiff and firm. Look at how irresistibly delicious they look. Serve with red wine or champagne and indulge yourself until you've reached your peak food gratification. Repeat the recipe next day.

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