Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo-Stuffed Dates  
Difficulty: Beginner  |  Prep Time: 30 Minutes  |  Serves 8

  • 24 pitted dried dates
  • ¼ pound smoked chorizo, cut into approximately ¼-inch cubes
  • 12 rashers bacon, center cut, not thick
  • 24 toothpicks, soaked in cold water

Preheat oven to broil. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil.

Place a small piece of the chorizo into the center of the date. Cut each rasher of bacon in half. Wrap each date with half of a rasher of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold the bacon around the date.

Place the dates on a sheet pan and put under the broiler. Watching the dates constantly, wait until the bacon cooks on one side. Flip the dates and cook on the other side until the bacon is cooked, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the oven and blot each date on a paper towel before placing on a serving platter. Caution–they will be very hot.

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