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need some ideas for PORK and DATES

deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
edited 3:27AM in EggHead Forum
hi all! hope all is well!

i'm looking for ideas of something special to do with pork and some beautiful califorina medjool dates.


the dates can be used in any way and preferrably more than one way.


thanks in advance!

Comments

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,520
    Grill the dates wrapped bacon, perhaps? I believe I saw/read that somewhere before..
  • boston_stokerboston_stoker Posts: 794
    You can't beat dates and bacon.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    thanks guys! going to make some of those.

    what about a "main course" idea?

    i was thinking some type of either marinade or sauce or both with some pounded pork tenderloin. problem is, i'm shite on sauces and marinades.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,672
    Jason,

    Off the top of my head I would think tenderloins splayed and pounded together with roasted garlic.
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    You could use goat cheese, roasted peppers, cous cous, zataar mix and olives for starters

    Roll up and hog tie

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    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,125
    These are eggcelent.

    Appetizers, Dates W/Manchego Cheese and Pepper Bacon, Roudy


    INGREDIENTS:
    24 Jumbo Medjool Dates
    12 Slices Thick cut Pepper Bacon
    Manchego Cheese (can substitute with Chorizo Sausage)




    PROCEDURE:
    BGE Setup:
    1 Set BGE up direct with raised grid. Stabilize the temperature at 375.-425.. Use cherry, pecan, or other smoking woods if you prefer a little more smoky flavor.
    Preparation:
    1 Pit the dates by making a small slice along one side. Insert a cube of manchego cheese the size of the cavity in the date. Wrap with . slice of the best quality pepper bacon you can find. Place on bamboo skewer. I typically put three dates on a six inch skewer or two dates on a 3 inch skewer. Cook until the bacon is crisp (about 15 minutes). Turn the dates a few times during the cooking process.


    Recipe Type
    Appetizer

    Recipe Source
    Author: John Roudebush

    Source: Sunshine State Florida Fest '11, Roudy, 2011/04/09
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Steve,

    Looks like you ran out of skewers. :ermm:
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,672
    Haha. I have no idea what was in that one! :laugh:

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Jason,

    Take a batch of dates and remove the pit, through a small slit and then pipe in some creamy cream cheese and wrap in bacon. cook those bad boys up indirect until the bacon is done and POW! sooo good
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    the dates i got are choice medjool dates from hadley fruit orchards in california. i'm cooking the pork and dates as part of a throw down so to speak, so i'm going to have to step up my game.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 472
    Hey Jason,

    Here is a Bobby Flay recipe for a grilled and stuffed pork tenderloin.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-pork-tenderloin-walnut-romesco-with-caramelized-date-shallot-sauce/index.html

    Let me know what time dinner is!

    Brad in Ocean Springs
  • grillmandangrillmandan Posts: 270
    If you cook good pork you can get lot's of dates!
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Stuff with almond, wrap in bacon, season with favorite rub and roast over drip pan.
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