That's right. I went there.
I'm entirely willing to pimp myself out for a date. And I'm not ashamed of it.
I know, it's been done before.
But I just couldn't help myself.
Bacon wrapped dates. Who doesn't love bacon? Who doesn't love dates? Who doesn't love bacon and dates together? There's a reason it's been done before.
Even when I was a vegetarian I still loved bacon. I craved it. I needed it. I didn't eat it.
But I do now. And I will continue to do so now. Why you ask? Let me make this clear: Because I love bacon.
I know all bacon = good. But seriously, get yourself some good bacon. Something thick cut, smoky, salty, and local. Stage makes incredible bacon - if you live on Vancouver Island you can pick it up at the restaurant or at The Market on Yates. Just get yourself some good bacon. A few pitted dates. And the best blue cheese your local cheese maker can put together. And then hold on to your butt. Because you are about to go on the best date of your life...Ow! Ow!
Bacon Wrapped Dates
10 Strips of Bacon, cut in half.
20 Medjool Dates, pitted.
20 Marcona Almonds (if unavailable, sub whole blanched).
4 Oz Blue Cheese, crumbled.
1 Batch Balsamic Reduction.
What to Do:
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F & line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. If you like, you can lightly spray with non-stick spray.
Carefully slide 1 or 2 almonds inside the center of the dates.
Wrap each date in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on prepared baking sheet. Place in oven and cook 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.
Remove from the oven, plate, sprinkle with cheese & top with a drizzle or two of balsamic reduction.
Die of exquisite bacon goodness.
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