Stuffed Dates from The Local House

The Chef: Guily Booth The Restaurant: The Local House (Sense Beach House) The Dish: Stuffed Dates

Ingredients:

2 oz. of lean ground beef 4 medjool dates (remove the seed) 1 pinch of salt 1 pinch of pepper 1/2 Tbs. of ground cumin 1 Tbs of ground coriander 1/2 Tbs. of curry powder 1 oz. of dubliner cheese, grated 2 slices of bacon, cut in half 2 Tbs. of yellow hot pepper paste (known as "aji amarillo") 1/2 of a yellow bell pepper, chopped and blended 3 oz. of heavy cream

Method of Preparation:

-Start by seasoning ground beef with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and curry powder.

-Then, add dubliner cheese and mix it all together.

-Now, stuff medjool dates with the ground meat.

-Next, wrap each date with half a slice of bacon and sear for about three minutes on all sides.

-Finish the dates in a 350 degree oven for about five minutes.

-Chef Guily also recommends making a sauce. In a hot pan, she combines a yellow hot pepper paste known as "aji amarillo" and blended yellow bell pepper and heavy cream. Let the sauce reduce.

To Plate:

Serve the sauce and place the stuffed dates on top. You can garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serves: 1-2

Serving Suggestion: Pomegranate Caipirinha

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

The Local House (Sense Beach House) 400 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-538-5529 www.thesensehotel.com