Sizzle in Hell's Kitchen

Sizzle in Hell's Kitchen

by Carliss Pond Retif

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ISBN-13: 9781423604457
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 03/30/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carliss Pond earned a master's in English literature from the University of New Orleans. She gained her culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, and Ritz Escoffier School. She has been a culinary advisor for Bloomingdale's and a banquet coordinator for the Plaza Hotel. She lives in New York City.

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bacon-wrapped dates

Cafe Andalucia, Spanish Tapas, courtesy of Guillermo Vidal

SERVES 6 (30 PIECES)

30 (about 1/2 pound) pitted dates

30 whole almonds

30 bacon strips*

Mixed greens

Assorted olives for garnish

The crunchiness and contrast of sweet and salty make this Spanish tapas dish a real crowd pleaser. They will go quickly, so make sure there are many available. More good news is they can be made ahead and refrigerated. Pecans or walnuts can be substituted for the almonds.

1. Stuff each date with an almond.

2. Roll each date tightly in 1 strip bacon.

3. In batches, place in a large heavy skillet over high heat. Cook on one side 5 to 6 minutes, pressing down with a spatula, until bacon is browned and crisp.

4. Turn dates over, lower heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until bacon is crispy.

5 .Serve on a bed of mixed greens with olives.

*Turkey bacon can be substituted.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Starters 18

Soups & Stews 44

Salads 70

Poultry & Game 90

Meats 112

Seafood 134

Pasta 158

side dishes 176

Desserts 196

restaurants 218

Index 220

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