SUGARCANE raw bar grill, Las Vegas, Miami, and Brooklyn, NY
Not only are these dates wrapped in bacon, they are also stuffed with a spicy sausage filling. If you can’t find linguiça, a Portuguese sausage, substitute Spanish chorizo.
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons grated Manchego
- 2 tablespoons diced linguiça
- 6 dates
- 3 slices of bacon, cut in half
Preheat broiler. Combine the cream cheese, Manchego, and linguiça in a small bowl and mix well. Make a deep slit in each date and place a half tablespoon of filling inside each one. Close dates and wrap tightly in a slice of bacon. Place the dates in a foil-lined cake pan and roast in the broiler until the bacon is crisp, about 7 minutes. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes.
When the dates are cool enough to handle, skewer on toothpicks and serve.
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