Chorizo-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Christmas Eve my family typically forgoes the heavy meal to instead feast on a variety of delicious appetizers! This is a new one I’m trying this year after trying something similar at a restaurant recently. It is DECADENT, DELICIOUS + SUPER EASY! The PERFECT holiday appetizer!
- 3/4 pound Spanish Chorizo, uncooked
- 24 Medjool Dates
- 12 slices of Neuske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon, cut in half
- 1/4 cup Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Denissimo Fine Aged Balsamic Vinegar, for finishing
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the date in half lengthwise (only on one side). Remove the pit from the center. Stuff the date with a generous teaspoon of chorizo. Gently squeeze the date around the chorizo and wrap a slice of bacon (half a piece because they are cut in half) completely around the stuffed date. Secure the date shut with a toothpick. Repeat until all dates are filled and wrapped.
Place the stuffed, wrapped dates on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. When done, place the dates on a serving platter and drizzle with Denissimo Fine Aged Balsamic Vinegar.