Bacon-Wrapped Rice Noodle ‘Sushi’ with Dates and Blue Cheese
1 package Thai Kitchen Thin Rice Noodles
1 199mL bottle Thai Kitchen Chili and Ginger Dipping Sauce
36 Medjool dates
1/2 C blue cheese, crumbled
Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste (no exact measurement – amount is to taste)
17 strips of bacon, sliced in half lengthwise
- Preheat oven to 425º
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil – add Thai Kitchen Thin Rice Noodles to water and remove pot from heat – soak 3 minutes – drain noodles and toss with entire bottle of Thai Kitchen Chili and Ginger Dipping Sauce – set noodles aside to cool
- With a paring knife, make a small slit down the length of each date – remove pits – stuff a small piece of blue cheese into each date and top with a smear of Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste
- On two baking sheets, lay out strips of bacon – gather rice noodles into small loose balls in your hand and place on top of each strip of bacon – top each pile of Thai Kitchen Thin Rice Noodles with a stuffed date – bring bacon around the top of each date and secure with a toothpick – bake 18-20 minutes until bacon is crispy – serve warm or cool with more sauce on the side for dipping
Thin Rice Noodles, about to be tossed with Chiili and Ginger Dipping Sauce. I coated the noodles with sauce to give them a little extra flavour boost then set them aside to cool while I assembled the dates.
To pit dates, just make a small slit down one side with a paring knife and gently squeeze the date between your thumb and your index finger. You can then easily pop the pit out with the tip of your knife.
Stilton, bacon, Roasted Red Chili Paste and dates. Together at last.
I crumbled my blue cheese, stuffed as much as I could inside each date and then topped the cheese with a smear of chili paste.
Dates are stuffed and ready to go.
Lay out your strip of bacon, top with a small pile of rice noodles and a stuffed date, then wrap the bacon around the top of the date and secure the ends with a toothpick.
A perfect little party appetizer that pairs beautifully with a glass of Champagne.
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