One of the greatest things about cooking with someone is that your friend might have an idea you never thought of before. It may be a way of slicing, a spice or a knack for combining flavors. It’s your friend’s Secret Ingredient.
When cooking a chicken curry with a friend recently, he suggested since we didn’t have coconut milk we replace it with a bit of chocolate milk. Chocolate milk? I would have never, ever done that on my own. But like in delicious Mole sauces, chocolate can be a surprisingly good flavor in different dishes. A Secret Ingredient.