Food & Nutrition

15 Weird Food Combinations Chefs Secretly Love

Chocolate and tuna

chocolate tunaCourtesy Fishmonger’s Market

Chocolate-Covered Tuna Crudo is Celebrity Chef Frankie Terzoli’s go-to weird food combination. He coats fresh tuna in powdered dark chocolate with chili sauce, vinegar, and smoked salt to balance out the sweet and smoky flavors. Food fact: You should never, ever eat these foods by themselves.

Fruit and cactus

courtesy Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Café just introduced their new Citrus Cactus Smoothie. Don’t worry though; there won’t be any cactus spines in your drink. It’s a blend of fresh cactus, orange, apple, mango, pineapple, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Fresh cactus is an extremely rare ingredient, and it’s only used in about two percent of restaurants, so you’ll want to try it before supplies run out.

Candied bacon and pickles

courtesy Tavern62 by David Burke

Chef David Burke, Executive Chef at Tavern62 by David Burke, serves this famous combination at his restaurant. He coats the bacon with maple and black pepper and serves it with pickles and a lime.

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