Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chorizo Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon for #SundaySupper Tapas Party!

I must start this post off with : I cannot believe this is the first time I have posted on #SundaySupper since October.....BUT I have reasons for my nearly three month absence. Since you have last heard from me, I have ran two full marathons, three half marathons, two national holiday's and a two vacation. While my blog changed focus during that lag, I am trying to refocus for 2014 and one thing I would like to do is pair a wine with every recipe I post, regardless if it is casual or formal!

I am super excited to be back on board participating in #SundaySupper. Not only do I miss posting here every Sunday, I miss my friends! What better week to kick it back off than Tapas week. I love going out to dinner for Tapas. It's a great time to share small plates and eat multiple dishes with friends, trying new unexpected things. Whenever we are out for Tapas, I always order on Chorizo dish - it is hands down our  favorite. I prefer to pair red wine with most chorizo dishes and one of my new favorites is a blend that has become a bit too familiar in our household, Graffigna Elevation Red Blend.

This weeks #SundaySupper is brought to you by Connie at Foodie Army Wife and this is one lineup of recipes that you will surely want to bookmark!
This week, I decided to make one of my new favorites - chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. I had this dish for the first time at an event I threw 2 months ago and I have made it for multiple gatherings since. I found a recipe on Food Network which was very easy to follow and pretty much fool proof.

Bacon Wrapped Dates adapted from Food Network
Ingredients
15 Medjool pitted dates
1 pound chorizo, casing removed
5 slices bacon, cut into thirds
1/2 cup maple syrup
Directions 
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a sheet tray with silicone baking mat or parchment. Make an incision on one side of each date and insert a chorizo to fill the date.
Squeeze the date shut in your hand to secure. Wrap each date with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place all the dates on the prepared sheet tray. Roast the dates in the oven until the bacon on top is starting to crisp, 5 to 6 minutes.
Turn the dates over and repeat the process.
Remove the dates from the oven and brush both sides with the maple syrup. Return the dates to the oven until the dates are really crackly and sticky, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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Cheesy, Tortellini Tapas & Spicy Bacon Ranch Dip from Daily Dish Recipes
Black-Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar from Shockingly Delicious
Goan Beef Croquettes from Masala Herb
Giardiniera Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Bacon Wrapped Calamari from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
Patatas Bravas from Supper for a Steal
Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Bites from The Foodie Army Wife
Agave Truffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Tomato Bread from girlichef
Clams in Green Sauce (Almejas en Salsa Verde) from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Roasted Tomato-Basil Flatbread from Take A Bite Out of Boca
Herb and Citrus Marinated Olives from Magnolia Days
Smoky Paprika Peppers from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Balsamic Raspberries with Mascarpone Cream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gambas al Ajillo from Manu's Menu
Squid in Garlic Chili Olive Oil from Food Lust People Love
Tortilla EspaƱola from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Croquetas de Pollo from Cookin' Mimi
Low-Carb Salmon Croquettes from Yours And Mine Are Ours
Bruschetta Topping from What Smells So Good?
Herb Roasted Almonds from Curious Cuisiniere
Artichoke Heart and Manchego Spread on Fried Garlic Bread from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Tortillita de Camarones from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Patatas A La Riojana (Rioja-Style Potato & Chorizo Stew) from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
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Pocky Cake Pops from NinjaBaking.com
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Roast Onions with Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts from Healthy. Delicious
Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas from The Texan New Yorker
Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada from In The Kitchen With KP
Chorizo with Spicy Sweet Potato Tapas from Soni's Food
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Polenta Crostini Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms: Cicchetti - A Venetian Tapas Tradition from La Bella Vita Cucina
Best Wines To Pair With Tapas from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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22 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Megan! Congratulations on all your marathon success =) Your photos of bacon wrapped goodies make this mostly vegetarian want bacon!

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  2. It's so nice to have you back around the family table for Sunday Supper!
    We've missed your fabulous recipes and I can't wait to try this one!

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  3. I am drooling over this recipe! All I can say is it is perfect!

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  4. Chorizo + dates + bacon? Can I have these for breakfast?

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  5. My stepbrother and his fiancee love these, they made their own for her birthday party

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  6. I am exhausted just hearing you write about running! Way to go and glad you're back. Sweet dates and salty bacon are a match made in heaven.

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  7. Wow you have been super busy! I've always envied runners. Oh and your recipe yum it looks amazing!

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  8. Ooohhhhhhhh! These dates look to die for! I'd love to have a few (MANY ;-p) right now... PLEASE!

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  9. There's a restaurant my husband and I love, and this is the appetizer we always get. We used to share it, but not anymore. We want our own. These little guys are so so good. Thanks for the recipe! I'm making them as a surprise for hubby!!!

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  10. You had me at chorizo stuffed dates, Megan, and then, then - bacon too! I need a plate of these. All of them.

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  11. mhm I would love to try this with the local chorizo here. We don't get the common chorizo unfortunately.
    btw kudos on the marathons =)

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  12. These look delish and I love the Chorizo, Dates and Bacon!Cannot wait to try this :)

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  13. Wow! You've been busy. And Oh my goodness, your tapa look fantatic! Great idea to pair a wine with every dish!

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  14. I love stuffed dates, and yours filled with chorizo sound incredible! It's so nice to have you back this week, Megan! Hope your wedding planning is going well :)

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  15. I love dates and with bacon I'm in heaven! Welcome back, Megan!

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  16. Oh my gosh, chorizo and bacon in the same dish! Wow, must be delicious.

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  17. Oh my goodness these sound (and look) so delicious!!!!! As you probably know, I'm a sucker for bacon wrapped dates and I make mine filled with Manchego cheese and Serrano ham butttttt I am totally changing it up next time with this recipe!

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  18. These have everything! Sweet, salty, and savory-YUM!

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