Medjool Dates with Chorizo and Bacon

  1. Medjool dates, as many as you desire
  2. Chorizo
  3. Bacon

Cut a slit in the date and remove pit.  Stuff each date with a piece of chorizo.  Close the date and wrap with bacon.  Secure with a toothpick, seam side down.  Use a non-stick frying pan to fry the dates.  Do not add any oil to the pan.  Fry till to your desired crispiness.  I like mine very crispy so I will fry, turning on its sides till desired doneness.

Variations:  You can also stuff the dates with blue cheese and wrap with bacon and bake at 425° for 15 mins.  You can also stuff the dates with blue cheese and a slice of pickled jalapeño pepper, wrap with prosciutto, jam on and bake 350° in oven for a few minutes till warm.  Another variation is to stuff the date with dark chocolate and bake in the oven till warm, or wrap a bacon around the date and bake at 425° till crisp. Use your imagination to come up with your own variation.

Alternatively, use fresh figs and do not bake but use prosciutto or jamon to wrap the figs.

Enjoy experimenting!

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