Anne Burrell’s Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Chorizo and Manchego
Bacon wrapped around dates is a sweet and salty taste sensation. Plus cheese, and sausage. Mouth-watering! And I personally love anything with bacon in it. Ummmmmm!
Chorizo is a variety of heavily seasoned pork sausage, either cured or fresh, that is common in Spanish and Mexican cuisine. Depending on the spices used, it can be sweet or spicy. You can usually find Chorizo in regular grocery stores, also in specialty food markets, meat markets, ethnic markets, and sometimes even farmers markets.
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Chorizo and Manchego – Bacon wrapped around dates is a sweet and salty taste sensation. – Medjool Dates ((pitted)), Manchego ((cut into 12 rectangle logs)), Chorizo ((fresh, casings removed)), Bacon ((cut in half)), Maple Syrup, Sherry Vinegar, Preheat the oven to 375°F.; Make an incision lengthwise in each date, open it up, and flatten.; Place a piece of Manchego in the center of each date.; Break each chorizo link into quarters. Form each piece of chorizo into a log that is the length of the date and squish it onto the Manchego. ; Close the date around the filling and squeeze to secure.; Wrap each date with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.; Place all the dates on a baking sheet, transfer to the oven, and roast for 7-8 minutes or until the bacon is starting to crisp up. Turn over the dates and roast the dates for another 7-8 minutes.; In a small bowl, combine the syrup and vinegar.; Remove the dates from the oven and brush them with the syrup-vinegar mixture. ; Return the dates to the oven and bake another 1-2 minutes or until they are crackly and sticky. ; Remove from the oven and let rest for a minute, remove the toothpicks, and serve.; – If you can’t find Manchego cheese, you could substitute with Pecorino Romano or Asiago
This recipe was originally shown on the Rachel Ray show, by Anne Burrell. <a href="http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/19641_anne_burrell_s_bacon_wrapped_dates_with_chorizo_and_manchego/" target="_blank">Rachel Ray’s website</a>
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Chorizo and Manchego
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Bacon wrapped around dates is a sweet and salty taste sensation.