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Author Notes: Smoky, spicy,sweet: bacon, curry, dates. The hot crunchy bacon gives way to a sweet creamy date and the surprise of curry! Simple to make; easy to eat. —LE BEC FIN
- 1 jar Madras Curry Paste (Patak's is fine)
- 50 Pitted Dates
- 16 ounces Bacon strips, cut in half crosswise
- 1 small box round toothpicks
- With a sharp pointed short knife, make a one inch lengthwise slit in the middle of each date (or pull apart) to make a pocket. Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon curry paste and close slit. Wrap a piece of bacon crosswise around the middle of the date, covering the pocket, and inserting a toothpick crosswise through the date to hold the bacon. Place the dates on a rack covering a sheet pan. Roast 350 degrees 15-25 minutes til fragrant and bacon is cooked through. Serve on a heat proof tray.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Dried Fruit
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Fewer
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Hors d'Oeuvre