To endour selection of appetizers, we’ll go with something a bit more dinnerparty-appropriate.
This sinfully sumptuous recipe is definitely on the menuwhenever you are in the mood to feel elegant and sophisticated (even if dinneris served on your ratty living room couch). 40 mins 2 SERVINGS Ingredients:· 10 toothpicks· 1/4 cup brown sugar· 1/16 cup tamari(gluten-free soy sauce)· 1/4 teaspoon gratedfresh ginger· 1 ounce goat cheese,at room temperature· 1/8 cup chopped pecans· 10 pitted medjooldates· 5 slices gluten-freebacon, cut in half so you have 10 short strips Instructions:Soak the toothpicks in water forabout 15 minutes.Preheat the oven to 400 ° Fdegrees.Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil.Place the brown sugar in a smallbowl. In another bowl, mix together the tamari and ginger.In a small mixing bowl, combinethe goat cheese with the pecans, mixing well.
Stuff the dates with some of thegoat cheese mixture, wrap each date with half a piece of bacon,and secure with a toothpick. Dip the date in the tamarimixture, then into the brown sugar, coating well. Place on the prepared bakingsheets.Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or untilthe bacon is crisp. The dates are now ready to impress your partner! Tip:Leave the dates to cool for aboutfive minutes before serving, and then pair with a glass of Prosecco each.