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Sweet, Smoky and Spicy for Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate bacon is a Benjamin Steakhouse favorite.
Chocolate bacon is a Benjamin Steakhouse favorite.

This Valentine’s Day, impress your loved one with a unique recipe from Benjamin Steak House that is sweet, smoky and spicy, all in one. It’s a twist on one of the chef’s favorite recipes, chocolate covered Canadian bacon, but with cinnamon and cayenne pepper to add a bit of a Valentine’s Day twist. It’s quite heavy – two  slices serves up to four guests, and it can be served as a snack, appetizer or even dessert.

Bon appétit!

Benjamin Steakhouse Chocolate-covered Canadian Bacon

With Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper

(Serves 2-4)

2 slices of extra-thick Canadian Bacon

1 cups of melted chocolate (made with Semi-sweet chocolate morsels)

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

Powdered sugar, to top

1)    In a double-broiler, melt chocolate morsels. If you do not have a double broiler, simply boil water in a medium-sized pot, then place the chocolate morsels into a smaller saucepan and place it in the larger pan to melt.

2)    Stir in cinnamon and cayenne pepper

3)    Place Canadian bacon in a rack and broil for about 3 minutes on each side.

4)    Remove Bacon from broiler and pat with a paper towel to remove the oil.

5)    With a spoon, coat both sides of the Canadian Bacon with chocolate mixture.

6)    Place in a lightly buttered pan, and add to broiler for about a minute.

7)    Remove, sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and enjoy.

If you’d rather save this popular dish for another day and prefer to dine out with your Valentine, visit to view the special Valentine’s Day menu.

Benjamin Steakhouse White Plains is located at 610 W. Hartsdale Avenue. Tel: 914-428-6868.


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