Melissa Kaylene: Simple and Delicious Stuffed Date Appetizer!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Simple and Delicious Stuffed Date Appetizer!

It all began when my husband and I went out to a Spanish restaurant one evening. The appetizers they had were slightly exotic to my taste buds and oh-so-delicious. One of the hor'derves I sampled involved using dates. I went home and have since made my own altered versions using ingredients that I already had..

stuffed date appetizer

One version I have made is super simple, quick and easy, and tastes like you took along time to make! All you need is four ingredients.

1. Dates (as many as you'd like to serve)

2. Feta Cheese

3. Honey

4. Chorizo (or any other kind of sliced meat,
or even bacon)
stuffed date appetizer
1. Slice the dates just enough lengthwise to remove the pits. They will become an open shell to  fill.

stuffed date appetizer

2. Slice the Chorizo (or meat of choice) into strips, and roll up and place inside of dates. You can experiment with whatever kind of meat you want, I just happened to have some Chorizo in my fridge I bought from Grocery Outlet to try, and I was surprised at the smokey flavor it had, and how well it blended with the other tastes!

stuffed date appetizer
stuffed date appetizer

stuffed date appetizer

3. Sprinkle and place Feta cheese inside the dates.
                                                     stuffed date appetizer

4. drizzle honey on top and place them under the broiler until the cheese is browned slightly.

 stuffed date appetizer
 Eat them warm and enjoy!!! My husband loved the surprised combo of the Chorizo as well. He quickly devoured the plate (okay, I helped too!) As they practically melted in your mouth!! Mmmm :)

stuffed date appetizer
stuffed date appetizer

 ~Melissa

4 comments:

  1. Those look tasty! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the combination of salty and sweet. Oh, and easy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooh this looks fantastic!! I have some dates that I need to use -- this is perfect!

    ReplyDelete