I received these wonderful dates to try. Mainly my experience growing up was dates in a hard block, date squares (which I still love) and that was about it. Later in life I have come to love, appreciate and cook a lot more with dates, but never have I seen such BIG, BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS MEDJOOL DATES as these from NATURAL DELIGHTS.
Biting into one of these beauties is a treat onto their own, they are so sweet and only slightly chewy as they almost melt in your mouth. They are huge with wonderfully shiny skins. Instantly I wanted to stuff them with something a bit spicy to meld with that sweet caramel flavor, MAN are they good!!
I added a little crunch from pistachios and this is a winner of an appetizer!!
Look at all the different varieties there are, magnificent.
- 12-15 Medjool dates
- 70 gm. goat cheese
- 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
- ⅓ cup chopped pistachios
- Pit dates if necessary or just slice open but not all the way through. Set aside. Mix goat cheese with the sriracha and stuff with a small amount of the cheese mixture. Squeeze slightly to bring the cheese up to the top and press into the nuts. Serve whole or sliced in half.