Monday, January 25, 2010

Tapas Time – Datil con Tocino / Dates Wrapped In Bacon

This is a popular and easy tapas. Grocery stores sell these ready for the broiler. We looked at a package of them at a local store, and I decided that I could make them better and cheaper.

  • Dates - Semi Dry (Pitted)
  • Cheese - Semi Curado Manchego
  • Toasted Almonds
Put It Together:
  • Cut the bacon strips in half crosswise.
  • Stuff the dates with almonds or cheese.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around the stuffed date.
  • Secure the bacon wrap to the date with a toothpick.
  • Broil until the bacon is crispy.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Shirlee – Liked It
  • John - Liked It
  • Do Again – Yes, and it will become a standard cocktail treat with other cruisers.
  • Leftovers – None
What I'll Do Next Time
I saw a recipe that included serving them with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar with butter. The goodness just keeps getting better.

1 comment:

  1. John took these to a party on land in San Francisco, and they were a hit here too.