Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 ounces canola oil

  2. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , divided

  3. 1/2 cup cornstarch

  4. 2 tablespoons Sabor Italia, recipe follows

  5. 6 egg whites

  6. Water, for consistency

  7. 2 chicken breasts , pounded thin and sliced

  8. 4 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  9. 1 poblano chile , grilled, peeled, seeded and diced

  10. 1/2 onion, diced

  11. 2 tablespoons Sabor Italia, divided, recipe follows

  12. 2 ounces red wine

  13. 1/4 cup milk chocolate

  14. 2 tablespoons chili powder

  15. 1/4 cup canned tomatoes

  16. 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves

  17. 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  18. 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  19. 2 tablespoons granulated garlic powder

  20. 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

  21. 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

  22. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

  23. 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and preheat 6 ounces canola oil to 400 degrees F.

  2. For the tempura : In a small mixing bowl, add 1 cup flour, cornstarch , Sabor Italia, egg white and enough water to have a pancake-like consistency. Mix until thoroughly combined.

  3. Thread chicken slices onto wooden skewers. Season, to taste, with Sabor Italia. Dredge the skewers into 1/2 cup flour and then into prepared batter. Place skewers immediately into preheated oil and fry until golden brown. Place onto a baking sheet and finish in the oven, about 5 minutes. Do the same for the shrimp .

  4. For the sauce: In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, saute the poblano, onions and a pinch of Sabor Italia. Add the red wine and chocolate and stir until combine. Add the chili powder and remaining Sabor Italia and stir until thickened. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro leaves.

  5. Place skewers on a platter and top with sauce.

  6. For the Sabor Italia: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months *


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