Chorizo-filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Penelope Casas, courtesy of foodandwine.com

This timeless tapa from Spanish cookbook author Penelope Casas has everything going for it—it’s sweet, smoky and savory, all in one bite.

Serves: 24
Total time: 20 mins.

Chorizo-filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Ingredients and directions

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. 1. Slice the chorizo crosswise in thirds. Halve each piece lengthwise, then cut each half into 4 lengthwise strips to make a total of 24 small sticks.
  2. 2. Tuck a chorizo stick into each date and pinch the dates closed. Wrap a strip of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick.
  3. 3. Place the wrapped dates in a large skillet, seam sides down, and sauté, turning, until the bacon is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.