Chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates in piquillo pepper sauce

2011-03-05
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This is a tapas-style dish. For a larger party, you may wish to double or triple this recipe.

Put half of the jar of piquillo peppers into a food processor. Add the tomatoes, sherry vinegar, and smoked paprika. Process until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.

With a sharp paring knife, slice down one side of the chorizo sausage and remove casing. Try to source a locally made chorizo that not dried, but still soft and malleable. Also slice down one side of each date to open up the cavity; remove pit if necessary. Take a small amount of chorizo (about the size of the end of your thumb) and press into the date. Mold slightly with your hand so the finished date has a nice round shape with the meat inside. One large chorizo link should fill about 12 dates, maybe a few more.

Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap half of a bacon slice around each date. Tuck the end of the bacon slice into one of the wrapped edges to secure it.

In a skillet or saute pan, brown the bacon-wrapped dates until you have rendered out the bacon fat a bit and the bacon has browned slightly, but the bacon should not be completely cooked. If your skillet is oven-proof, pour off the excess fat or transfer the dates to an oven-proof dish. Pour piquillo pepper sauce over the top of the dates.

Place skillet or dish into a 400F oven for about 10-15 minutes, until bacon appears brown and thoroughly cooked. Enjoy with friends!

Ingredients

  • 1 large soft (not dried) chorizo sausage (no added sugar)
  • 3 tbsps. organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jar piquillo peppers
  • 1 tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • ~6 slices thin-sliced bacon (no added nitrates)
  • 10-12 large dates, preferably organic Medjool

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  1. posted by corybean on December 30, 2011

    Having a hard time seeing the ingredients list. I thought it was because I wasn’t registered, but now that I am I still cannot see the list…even in print view.

  2. posted by Kristin Jekielek on December 31, 2011

    Gah! We’re working on getting this fixed, corybean!

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