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Old 05-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #11
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Steve,

This is lovely ... Have to try it and thanks for posting the link.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #12
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Harry, I am wildly excited about the chocolate mint find in Tesco, I must get some. I have no idea what I will do with it, I just want it. Mojito sounds a good place to start though.

Love Margi's description of you and Boney being a "camp and a hoot".

Definitely camp anyway.
ooooooooh get 'er & knock me over with a feather duster,always room for one more queen....beeatch!
chocolate mint? wildly excited? you really DO need to get out more queenie!!
not all of the stores stock it,my local tesco which is allegedly the largest in europe doesn't,but it does stock growing pea shoots a la mustard & cress.i got my chocco loco mint at the horwich(bolton)store.easy schlep for you from the 'pool if you can't get it locally.up the m61 towards preston,can't miss it,next to bolton wanderers stadium
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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GQ & Harry,

Unfortunately, there are no Tesco or King Arthur establishments, however, then again, we have stunner Central Neighborhood Markets, which are not supermarkets. They are a combination of a Farmer´s Market with Butchers, Fish & Poultry Mongers, and one can even buy dried legumes / beans from the oak barrel and pickles in their brine from oak barrels ... They too of course have a Tabernita, tiny bars where one can have a wine or beer & Tapa or café & croissant or toast or sandwich, and rest a minute while shopping and going over list. They are kiosks and stalls ... with the seasonal and fresh daily goods of the day ... Prices are comparative.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #14
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I have a recipe which employs chocolate mint herb from Morocco. It is in a marinade, for the chicken pieces which are chopped in kebab chunks in spices and the herb & liquid of choice, white wine or olive oil vinagirette ...

Sounds very enticing ... and flavorful.

www.norfolklavendarco.uk ( they have this herb )

www.foodnetwork.com ( this USA website has some recipes with this herb )

If I have a chance later on today, I shall post it for you or Monday. It is basically a marinade for the chicken pieces and skewer them. It contains numerous spices as well. Grill or oven bake ...

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A friend of mine, who now lives in Germany, makes a sweet-ish homemade wine infused with chocolate mint herb. The recipe she uses is similar to this one. It tastes almost exactly like a York Peppermint Patty.
@ margi,look forward to that margi i love moroccan
@ steve looks good to me steve
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Moroccan Chocolate Mint Herb Marinated Chicken

Good Evening,

Here is the recipe that you have requested. Please feel free to adjust to your palate.

Moroccan Chocolate Mint Herb Marinated Chicken Kebabs ...

1 tblsp. Spanish Smoked Paprika ( sweet or piquant )
1 1/2 Teaspoons Cumin ground ( I grind from seeds )
1/2 teaspoon ground or fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp. cinammon ground
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
3 chicken breasts skinless sliced into Kebab Chunks to be skewered
1/2 cup chocolate mint herb chopped finely
Cilantro Herb chopped finely ( a few sprinkles )
the juice of 1 Lime
1 tsp. Honey of choice with herbs
Evoo ( extra virgin olive oil - light variety )

1. preheat grill at bottom of oven or an outdoor grill
2. Blend all the spices and all the herbs in a blender until well combined
3. place the mixture in a large bowl
4. marinate the chicken breasts 1/2 hr. or so
5. shake off excess marinade and put on metal skewers
6. grill

Enjoy.

*** Note: one can adjust the marinade time as well ...

Kind regards. Ciao.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #16
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While I don't care for any of the mints in savory dishes, "Chocolate Mint" is one of my favorites. It's VERY easy to grow (as are all of the mints), but is best grown in containers or thoroughly confined because it is extremely invasive.

I have a large terra cotta pot of it on my deck that's been going strong for 2 years now. Delightful to brush against for the scent on a hot day, or to pluck a sprig to dunk into a cup of hot chocolate in the fall.
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margi
definitely going to cook this,looks fab.only change i may make is to use skinless/boneless thigh meat rather than breast.
prefer the thigh in most dishes unless i'm cooking chicken schnitzel
thanks margi
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@ Harry,

Sounds fabulous, and we can see you are a leg man ! Let us know how it turns out.
Bacardi 1 even grows his own choc. mint herb. Cool.

That is a great idea ... Unfortunately, I keep it light on indoor herb growing as we travel so much.

Have a lovely evening and enjoy the Legs !!

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@ Harry,

Sounds fabulous, and we can see you are a leg man ! Let us know how it turns out.
Bacardi 1 even grows his own choc. mint herb. Cool.

That is a great idea ... Unfortunately, I keep it light on indoor herb growing as we travel so much.

Have a lovely evening and enjoy the Legs !!

Ciao.
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that obvious eh?
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That is a great idea ... Unfortunately, I keep it light on indoor herb growing as we travel so much.
Actually, all of my herbs are grown outdoors - just in large pots on my deck.
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