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Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon.
© Tina Rupp

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 24
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This timeless tapa from Spanish cookbook author Penelope Casas has everything going for it—it's sweet, smoky and savory, all in one bite.

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  1. 1 small Spanish chorizo sausage (about 2 ounces), casing removed
  2. 24 Medjool dates, pitted
  3. 12 slices of bacon, halved crosswise
  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. 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. 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.