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Bacon Dates

I found a new idea for grilling. Bacon Dates! The taste was excellent, and it was also pretty easy to make. After we discover this, the bacon dates are always on the grill. It all started with a lovely day. Here’s the story:

Grilling time

Last weekend, a friend of mine invited us over to his place for a barbecue. It was nice and sunny outside, perfect weather to do this. We didn’t overthink it and accepted the invitation. It’s always lovely to drink a beer, chat, and grill.

Besides many things that he prepared for this, I was astonished about the bacon dates. It was the first time I have tried something like this, and I was a delightful surprise on how nice the flavor of the date combines with the bacon. So I’ve stolen the recipe from him, which is not a recipe; it’s more like an idea, but a great one. I’m a big fan of two ingredients recipes, and this one is something you should try at your next barbecue party.

Grilled Bacon Dates

Bacon Dates – again and again

After we tried this, we’ve done it a few times on our grill to accompany the steak. I was surprised how easy it is to make, but also how delicious it is.

What you have to do is to buy some dates, seedless one if you find, if not just take the seed out. When choosing the dates, make sure not to pick the dehydrated ones, but the ones that look juicy. Take the bacon and wrap the date until it is covered in one layer of bacon. Cut the remaining bacon and use it to wrap another date. Base on how long your bacon slice is, you may be able to use one slice for 2-3 dates.

The rest is pretty simple, place them on the grill, and grill them for around 10 minutes on all parts. At this stage, the bacon should be well cooked. If you cannot grill, no problem, place them in the oven at 200 C (392 F) for around 15-20 minutes. Just take them out when the bacon is ready.

bacon and dates

This recipe goes well as an appetizer or with the main dish. First of all, make sure you have enough for all the people that will participate in your meal because they will want more. Second, serve them with lots of greens; they tend to be a little overwhelming.

Bacon Dates - main dish

Bacon Dates

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These bacon dates are really a thing for summer grilling. If you plan for grilling, just add them on your list. The sweetness of the date combines very nice with the fat and salty bacon and as they cook fast you can use them as appetizers before your steak and sausages are ready.

Ingredients

  • 12 seedless dates
  • 6 bacon slices

Instructions

  1. Cut the bacon slices in half Bacon dates - cutting bacon
  2. Wrap the dates with bacon
  3. Grill the bacon dates for 10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked.Grilling the bacon dates

Notes

If you want to serve the dates as appetizers, grill them at the beginning. If you want to serve them on the same plate with grilled steak, place them on the grill when your steak is already half way cooked.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 141Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

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