Devils on Horseback

200g Sunreal Pitted Dates or Prunes
1/4 cup mango chutney (I use spicy mango chutney for an added twist)
8-10 slices streaky bacon
tooth picks to secure the bacon to the dates
  • Coat the dates with mango chutney and set aside. With the flat edge of a large knife run it along each slice of bacon to stretch then out thinner. 
  • Preheat your oven grill (broiler) on high. 
  • Lay out the strips of bacon and roll each date in bacon, 1 ½ times around the date, cut bacon with a knife and secure with a tooth pick. Place on a flat baking covered with baking paper. Continue wrapping dates until all have been covered with bacon. 
  • Grill in the oven turning the prunes twice for 5-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked. Don’t let it burn! Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.  For added flavour fine grate some parmigiano cheese over just after you remove it from the oven. 
  • I sometimes use dried apricots. I halve them, soak in water for about 1 hour and coat with chutney then wrap in bacon, secure and cook as above. 

(Recipes and Images Copyright Chef Jimmy Boswell 2014)

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