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Grilled dates with goat cheese and bacon
Type of dish: Pig
Number of persons: 4 persons

Grilled dates with eggplant, goat cheese and bacon. Dates, aka the black gold. Dates are made for grilling. Warm, sticky and wrapped in a crispy jacket. Revolutions have been started for less. As far as we're concerned, the perfect BBQ snack for this weekend. 

Natural sweetness meets smoky temptation in this irresistible dish: grilled dates with goat cheese and bacon. Dates, those little gems of nature, have been known for centuries for their intense sweetness, and are the perfect base for a barbecue treat what will amaze you. The secrets behind this sensational dish are the surprising balance between the natural sugars of dates and the smoky aroma of the grill. As the dates cook on the BBQ, their sugars caramelize, creating a deliciously sweet and sticky filling that pairs perfectly with the creamy goat cheese and the crunchy salty flavor of the bacon. This combination of flavors and textures will amaze your guests and make these grilled dates a star at your barbecue party.

Be amazed by the magic of this simple, yet stunning delicacy that is surprisingly delicious. So, fire up the barbecue and prepare for a culinary adventure you won't soon forget. Grilled dates with goat cheese and bacon: a flavor explosion where sweet and savory come together on the grill.

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Cooking time: 15 min |

Preparation time: 10 min |

Temperature: 220°C direct

What do you need?

1/2 eggplant

24 Medjoul dates

100 g soft goat cheese

12 slices of breakfast bacon, halved


For the marinade:

4 tbsp water

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp salt


Further required:

mandolin or cheese slicer

metal prickers

Dates with bacon from Bastard BBQ

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Preparation method

On the mandolin, cut 12 thin, long recipes from the half eggplant.

In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the marinade and place the eggplant strips in it; they should be completely submerged. After 2 hours, remove them from the marinade and pat them dry.

Fill the dates with the goat cheese and wrap half the dates with half a slice of breakfast bacon and the other half with a strip of eggplant.

Thread the dates onto metal skewers, place on the grill of The Bastard and grill the skewers until the cheese begins to melt.

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