Roasted Chocolate Pork Belly

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Home Made in the Oven: Truly Easy, Comforting Recipes for Baking, Broiling, and Roasting

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2019

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Chocolate originally comes from Mesoamerica, where the Aztecs and Maya were known to use cacao beans as a means of payment or for making a drink since forever. No wonder that they cooked with it. Cacao by itself isn’t sweet. It has a deep, rich flavor that works well with roasted meat.

Many chefs in proper, old-fashioned Dutch restaurants in the country use cacao—or chocolate sauce—combined with wild game, like deer meat. But real savory cacao with roasted meat truly is an eye-opene