To give diners a peek inside and experience the dishes their favorite celebs enjoy most when in Miami, these star chefs at hotspot restaurants are unveiling their recipes so home cooks can attempt them without the ever so present Hollywood judgy side-eye.
This is a guest post recipe: Villa Azur – Roasted Dates by Executive Chef Erwin Mallet. The celebrity who loves this dish: Darren Criss. The recipe will make 4 servings.
Roasted Dates Recipe
36 pitted dry dates
12 slices of Bayonne Prosciutto
Manchego cheese: 4oz
Honey: ½ tbl spoon
Heavy cream: 1 cup
Melt half the Manchego cheese with the cream in a saucepan, salt and pepper, boil and then mix everything together in a blender. Put aside in a cooler.
Stuff the dates with Manchego cheese: 2 gr. per date. Wrap the dates 3 by 3 with one slice of Bayonne prosciutto.
Bake the dates in an oven at 400 degrees F. for 4 minutes, then top the dates with honey and re-bake for 1 minute. Plate and serve with the dressing on the side.
From Carol: I’m not a huge fan of dates, but I think this would be a recipe that I would enjoy making (because it’s easy to prepare) and one that I would enjoy eating because I love Manchego cheese! While I wouldn’t make it all of the time, I think it would be nice to whip up for special occasions. What about you? Do you enjoy eating dates? If so, how do you like them prepared?