chorizo stuffed dates

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Last Updated on 13/10/2021 by richard

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En español: Dátiles Rellenos De Chorizo Envueltos en Tocino

Chorizo-stuffed Bacon-wrapped Dates: delicious and flavorful chorizo, stuffed in sweet dates, and wrapped with crispy, salty bacon! Served over a creamy roasted red pepper sauce, these little bites will wow your guests and your taste buds!

A great tapas dish recipe from Alex Snodgrass at thedefineddish.com.

Try the sauteed chorizo in red wine for another meaty tapas.

chorizo stuffed dates

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Alex Snodgrass
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Starter, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6
Calories 357 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Roasted Pepper Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 g finely diced shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 200 g roasted red bell peppers loosely chopped
  • 2 tbsp juice from a jar of roasted red bell peppers
  • 400 g canned whole tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

For the Chorizo-Stuffed Dates:

  • 200 g uncooked chorizo *see note below removed from the casing
  • 16 pitted dates
  • 8 slices bacon cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

To Make the Sauce:

  • Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt and a few cracks of black pepper. cook, stirring, until tender, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the roasted red bell peppers and the juice from the jar and continue to cook, stirring, for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, vinegar and bring to a simmer. Once simmering rapidly, reduce heat to low, cover and let cook, simmering, while you prepare and bake the dates.

To Make the Dates:

  • Gently open up the date so that it can easily be stuffed. Place about 1/2 tbsp of the chorizo in the cavity of the date. Wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue until all of the dates are prepared.
  • Transfer the dates to the oven and cook until the chorizo is cooked through, 12-15 minutes. Then, turn the oven on high broil and broil (watching carefully so that they don’t burn) until the bacon is just crisp, another 2-4 minutes depending on your broiler!
  • Meanwhile, while your dates are baking, transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside, cover, and keep warm until the dates are done.
  • To serve, spoon and spread desired amount of the sauce across the bottom of a serving platter. Place chorizo stuffed dates on top and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Note regarding the Chorizo: Make sure to buy uncured, fresh chorizo sausage rather than the salami-like cured kind.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gFiber: 6gSugar: 45g
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