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Date Bacon Wrap with Stuffed Ricotta is a recipe that is easy to make and has the glamour quotient to up your home-made canapés. Dates are used in cooking in both sweet and savoury dishes and we are sharing the finest Date recipes that we hope will add a bit of sweet deliciousness to your Iftar table and your Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. Although Dates are available the year around, they take on a greater role during Ramadan when Muslims across the world break their Ramadan fast (Iftar) with dates. Research has also proven that having dates after fasting has got great nutritional and health benefits as they are easy to digest, gives that immediate boost to the energy and more.
Date is a staple fruit of the Middle East and have been cultivated for many thousands of years. There are many varieties of dates available in the region and they are primarily sold fresh, when in season, semi – dried all year round, and as date syrup often referred to as dibs. Dried dates tend can be eaten as is, can be pitted (destoned) or you will find them pitted and stuffed with fillings such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, cream cheese, tahini and candied orange and lemon peel. The most decadent dates tend to be those dipped in chocolate or converted into a sparkling date juice for the occasional treat. Dates provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and an excellent source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, magnesium and potassium.
Date Bacon Wrap with Stuffed Ricotta
- 12 to 13 slices beef/turkey bacon
- 25 Sahara Dates
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese or feta
- Preheat oven to 45º F. Cut the bacon in half to wrap 2 dates in a slice.
- Remove the pits from dates.
- Place the ricotta in the corner of a strong plastic bag and squeeze tightly to make a cone. Cut a hole in one of the corners. Now use the bag like a icing cone/bag to fill the dates with cheese.
- Wrap the ricotta stuffed dates with bacon, secure with a toothpick.
- Arrange all the dates on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy.
- Serve immediately.
Sahara Premium Dates
The ‘date’ is one of the most nourishing fruits. It is a food of great importance and is called the bread of the Sahara Desert. Inspired by the same magnificent desert and this tree of life, Sahara Premium Dates imbibes its origin in a spirit of natural purity and grandeur. Sahara Premium Dates is a product that is carefully sourced from the finest date farms in the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman. Hygienically processed with the foremost technologies in Date fumigation techniques and packed with utmost care, Sahara Premium Dates is making continuous efforts through dedicated research and recipe development, to introduce a wide and varied range of ‘Date’ centric food products under the same brand name.
Sahara Premium Dates is produced, packed and distributed by Commubiz General Trading since the year 2006. Based in the United Arab Emirates, headquartered in Dubai, initially Commubiz General Trading has ventured into launching its very own brand Sahara with its own dedicated packing facility and distribution fleet to ensure timely delivery and distribution of its premium dates.
[Recipe and image has been supplied exclusive for FoodeMag readers. We have also tried the product at FoodeMag kitchen.]