|A split date stuffed with spiced ground lamb, garnished with parsley, lemon,|
and toasted almonds. A creative Israeli recipe!
When I got home, I searched and searched for a recipe for dates stuffed with meat, but found that dates are sometimes used to stuff lamb roasts; they are often stuffed with cheese or nuts; but the recipe I wanted just didn't show up in any of my cookbooks or web browsings. Finally, in a not-so-obvious page on the restaurant's website I found their actual recipe!
|Stuffed date recipe from the restaurant website (link).|
- I did not make an attempt to buy Silan, as it's hard to find. In any case, I thought it was a little too sweet for the meat dish as served in the restaurant. Using pomegranate molasses for garnish was enough sweetener.
- Besides the spices called for in the recipe, I added a little of the Moroccan seasoning blend Ras el Hanout because I thought I had tasted some of those flavors.
- I used ground lamb from a local farm, but this would also work with ground beef.
|Ingredients ready to prepare, cook, and assemble.|
|Platter with the stuffed dates and recommended garnishes.|