Dark Chocolate-Lime Souffle
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons grated lime peel
10 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
5 large eggs, separated, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place six 3/4-cup soufflé dishes on baking sheet. Mash sugar and lime peel in small bowl. Place chopped chocolate in medium bowl set over saucepan of simmering water; stir until melted. Remove from over water; whisk in egg yolks, salt, and 2 tablespoons lime sugar (mixture will become thick). Beat egg whites in large bowl to soft peaks; add 2 tablespoons lime sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Whisk 1/3 of whites into chocolate mixture to lighten; fold in remaining whites in 2 additions. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into dishes, dividing equally. Bake until softly set and puffed, about 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, whip cream, fresh lime juice, and 4 tablespoons lime sugar to peaks in medium bowl.
Top soufflés with whipped cream mixture. Sprinkle with additional lime sugar.
Pairs Well With
Tart, refreshing lime balances the richness of the chocolate.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 593 calories, 43.6 g fat (23.1 g saturated fat), 231.0 mg cholesterol, 56.9 g carbs, 4.4 g dietary fiber, 47.4 g total sugars, 52.5 g net carbs, 10.1 g protein