I’ve always been a fan of pork crackling. I mean, what pork lover doesn’t like crackling? That salty crunch, the intense flavour filling your mouth and the immediate desire to shove more into your gob.
Pork scratchings can be seen on many bar and restaurant menus, which I love, but none of them have done it quite like this. I know I’m filled with some wacky ideas sometimes but this is one that has been on my mind for a long time. Pork scratchings with a very different outfit.
Chilli, lime, salt and chocolate.
Not just your ordinary chocolate but something that has its own spice. Mexican chocolate spiked with cinnamon and sugar granules. The scratchings don’t really taste of chocolate alone. There’s saltiness, a chilli kick, the zing of lime, a smokiness from paprika and a subtle hint of aromatic cocoa. Teamed with Mexican fire water or your favourite beer, it’s a match made in porcine heaven.
Time to step out of the box.