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ABT with date filling (Qview)

post #1 of 7
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I decided to make some ABTs but wanted a different flavor than the traditional cheese with spices.  I decided to try stuffing them with dates - my thought was the earthy sweetness of the date would be a good contrast with the heat of the jalapeno all wrapped in bacon goodness.  I started by cutting the jalapenos in half, scraping out the seeds and membrane, then removing the seed from from whole dates.  These dates were very sweet and ripe.  I cut the dates to fit into the jalapeno.  Here's how they looked with the dates in the jalapeno shells.

 

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I added some brown sugar on top of the date filling and then wrapped the whole thing in a bacon strip.

 

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Here is one ABT ready to be wrapped.

 

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Loading them into the GOSM.  The ones on the right are the date filled ones, the left side has cheese with a little rub added.  Smoked at 250F for 2 hours with oak and apple.

 

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Out of the smoker and ready to eat.  

 

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A date filled ABT cut in half.  We thought the date filled ones were VERY tasty.  A good combo of sweet and spicy.  No doubt, these are keepers for us.  Enjoy.

 

Curt.

post #2 of 7

Great combo, sweet and heat...JJ

post #3 of 7

Thats a new one., have never seen that one done., nice job !

post #4 of 7

Looks great!  I've used pineapple for the sweet half of the combo; dates sound tasty too!

post #5 of 7
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Thanks for the comments.  I think next time I'm going to eliminate the brown sugar.  The dates I used were real sweet and meaty and I think more date meat would be a better taste that the brown sugar.  

 

Curt.

post #6 of 7

looks great

post #7 of 7

Nice job Curt! Great combo. I'll have to give it a try.

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