Come summertime, we love taking advantage of the sweet and tart goodness of berries. That’s why we are berry excited to partner with Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt to share tips, insights and her favorite recipes using berries.
Most people will always reference chocolate and peanut butter as a marriage made in culinary heaven, and there’s no argument here that it’s not borderline perfect. However, the next time you’re swooning over that tried-and-true combo, take a step back and repeat this to yourself: Chocolate and fresh berries are better.
It’s a bold statement, but standing by it is easy. Pairing up one of life’s great indulgences with some of nature’s most glorious sweets at their peak ripeness is just plain perfect. In fact, we can’t think of one berry that doesn’t play nicely with chocolate in all its various forms. Of course we’ve all seen strawberries and chocolate cozy up next to each other, but perhaps the ultimate chocolate-berry match is raspberries and bittersweet chocolate.
The tart raspberry cuts through the rich, dark chocolate and adds a fresh brightness. Most often you see raspberries in some sort of a sauce form on a dessert, but this recipe uses fresh berries so that their natural sweet/tart balance can shine through. The berries are simply dressed with an orange zest spiked sugar and candied ginger.