Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Date, Parmesan, and Walnut Appetizer

Here's a simple and really delicious appetizer idea I discovered last week here. It involves only three ingredients and literally takes only a few minutes to put together. Admittedly, the parmesan is a little difficult to work with and can break easily while you place it inside of the date, but that's the only downside to this dish.
At first I didn't believe that this combination would really work thinking that the parmesan would taste odd when paired with the dates, but it actually works very well, adding a bit of salty sharpness to the sweet and almost candy like dates.

Date, Parmesan, and Walnut Appetizer [source]
-6 large dates (I used Medjool like the original recipe suggested)
-6 walnut halves
-1 small block of parmesan cheese

Slice each date down the centre and remove their seeds. Make small slivers of the parmesan cheese using a vegetable peeler. Then place one walnut half into a date's opening and delicately insert a sliver of parmesan cheese next to it. Serve and enjoy.
That's it. Give this appetizer a try then next time you have guests over because making it is as easy as slice, stuff, and serve.
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  1. Yum! When I went to the middle east a few years ago I came back with a box of assorted stuffed dates... stuffed with walnuts, cashews, and other things. They were so simple and so good and your post just took me back!