Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates

By Chef John Simmons

Summary: Delicious Bacon Wrapped Dates are sweet, salty and hot; quick to make as finger food for party.

Prep time and Cooking time (duration): 20 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 1

Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Dates

  • Thickly sliced bacon
  • 8 dates
  • 8 smoked almond
  • 1/2 bottle of red wine
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Regular blue cheese
  • Chili oil
  • Olive oil

Getting Ready

Get out these items and utensils: Knife for chopping,  2 frying pan, tooth pick
Get from your pantry:  Olive oil, Sugar, Chili oil, Dates, Wine
Get from your refrigerator: Bacon, Blue cheese

Pre-prepare the following:

  • Remove the pits from the dates.
  • Place smoked almond in place of pits.
  • Wrap dates with bacon slice and insert tooth pick.

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in the pan.
  2. Lay the dates wrapped in bacon in the frying pan and fry them till it gets crunchy.

Prepare the syrup sauce

  1. Heats the pan and pour wine in it.
  2. Sprinkle sugar in it.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of grounded black pepper.
  4. Reduce the wine till it gets little thick like syrup. Typically cook for 4 minutes or so.

To serve:

  1. Lay the fried bacon wrapped dates in the plate.
  2. Pour syrup sauce on it.
  3. Sprinkle blue cheese on it.
  4. Splash some chili oil on it.
  5. Serve hot.

Original Recipe and Video at ChefLive.com

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