I belong to a group of Latina bloggers, and within the group there are a few of us obsessed with food. One of my blogging hermanas decided to call a Latina Cook-Off challenge. The only criteria is we use pistachios and bacon in our recipe and post it on Saturday September 3rd. Here is my entry to the cook off…. a simple appetizer that will be gone faster then you can say WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS!
All photos taken by: Nicole Presley
Ingredients for pistachio cheese filled dates wrapped in bacon:
16 – medjool dates
1/4 – cup cream cheese
1/4 – cup goat cheese
17 – wonderful pistachios (shelled and chopped)
4 – stalks green onion (chopped)
1/4 – teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
1/4 – teaspoon black pepper
8 – slices bacon
Take dates and slice down one side and remove pit.
In a small mixing bowl add cream cheese, goat cheese, chopped wonderful pistachios, chopped green onion, Lawry’s and black pepper. Mix well. Then fill a teaspoon with a heaping amount of cheese filling and fill date. Repeat till done.
Grab your bacon and slice in half.
Take a half piece of bacon wrap it around date and close with a toothpick. Repeat until done.
Place all bacon wrapped dates on a aluminum foil lined cookie sheet.
Place under the broiler on high and cook on first side for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden crisp, then remove from broiler flip them over and cook on the other side for an additional 4 minutes. PERFECT PISTACHIO CHEESE FILLED DATES WRAPPED IN BACON!!!!!!
No compensation was received for this post. I was provided with a sample of Wonderful Pistachios to aid this recipe. The recipe and opinions are my own.