Arvad's Grill and Pub's Chef Mike Kennedy had our mouths watering with his bacon wrapped dates.
Try this recipe at home.
You can visit Arvad's Grill and Pub in Waterbury.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
(With Gorgonzola and Balsamic Reduction)
1 pkg. whole Pitted Dates
3 oz. crumbled Blue Cheese
1 lb. bacon
2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
Pour balsamic vinegar into a small, heavy bottomed pot and simmer on medium heat until it has reduced to the consistency of maple syrup. Slice down through the dates with a knife (opening to opening). Unfold and stuff with blue cheese and wrap back up, continue with the whole package of dates. Cut bacon slices in half and lay out on a cutting board or sheet. Place stuffed dates at the beginning of the bacon and wrap the bacon around and roll, place dates on a sheet pan with the bacon seam side down. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until bacon starts to get crispy. Serve on a plate or platter with balsamic reduction drizzled over the top.
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