Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuesdays at the Table: Prosciutto Stuffed Dates

Prosciutto Stuffed Dates


Dates (found in the produce section)

Parmesan Cheese –cut into slivers (see below)

Prosciutto de Parma – cut into strips (see below)

1. Place a date on a cutting board, then using a paring knife incise down the longitudinal axis to the level of the seed. Then, retract the edges if the date, and remove the seed. Toss out seed.

2. Insert a sliver of parmesan (about the length of the date and about 6-8 mm in diameter), then close the date back up.

3. Wrap the date in prosciutto (the width of prosciutto strips should be long enough to make 1-2 wraps around the date, while the length of the strip should equal the length of the date).

4. Refrigerate (we have done up to a day) until 15 minutes before serving time.

5. Preheat oven to 400°F.

6. Transfer wrapped dates to a cookie sheet.

7. Cook in oven for 10-15 minutes.

8. Enjoy!

Dr. Jennifer Peterson

The recipe above was created and written by
our daugther-in-law. I get a kick out of reading her method of writing the directions.
She spends much of her time in surgery,
so her choice for describing this delicious
treat... well, sounds a little "surgical".
Love it!
And we are so proud of Jen!

All the Small Stuff
for Tuesdays at the Table


Julie Harward said...

WOW...she is stunning and smart too, that is awesome! This sounds wonderful, I hadn't thought of dates like this. My Mom always stuffed then with a nit and then dipped them in chocolate for Christmas time. LOL Now you know why I have a sweet tooth! ;D

From the Kitchen said...

I'd love one of those to put in my mouth right now! Your daughter-in-law is very pretty. I'm always happy to hear of young women and men who can mix professions with the enjoyment of culinary pursuits as well.


Rita said...

Oh my, these sound good. My mother-in-law used to make stuffed dates for me at Christmas. Wouldn't mind having one right now. Your daughter-in-law is a beauty!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Some of the recipes including this one, I would never think of to make, but then again I am a papercrafter, certainly not a cook... I do like to bake though.

I came by your blog to introduce myself. My name is Sherry and I am a new Bloggerette Sorority Sister. I have only been blogging for 3 weeks so I missed the rush, but I look forward in joining in on the events to come. I would be honored if you came by for a visit at Hope to see you there!

Take Care~ Sherry

Theresa said...

Wow beautiful, smart and a good cook! She is gorgeous. I will be trying this recipe soon. Have a blessed day my friend. Hugs

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

Jo Anne said...

I sent this part of the blog to some of my friends because I know they will enjoy the recipe and Jennifer too.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

That recipe is hilarious!! I would have guessed it was written by a doctor even if you had left the part out.... From now on I will always remember to "excise", "retract" and "close" when working with dates :-)