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Bacon Wrapped Dates -- Stuffed Goat Cheese topped with Black Mission Fig Reduction

3 dates, pitted
1 ½ oz. goat cheese mix (see below)
3 bacon slices
3 pieces Belgian endive
1 oz. pea shoots
¾ oz. Black Mission Fig Vinegar reduction
Remove the pit from the date and open up the center with your finger.
Fill dates with goat cheese mix.
Wrap each date with a slice of bacon.
Place on a buttered sizzle platter and broil for 8 minutes.
Arrange the Belgian endive and place the dates on a plate.
Top dates with pea shoots.
Drizzle with fig vinegar reduction.

Goat Cheese Mix
1 package of goat cheese
2 egg yolks
½ tbsp. shallots
1/8 tbsp. Tuscan herb seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients.
Whisk thoroughly until all lumps are gone.
Place in a clear plastic pastry bag.

Note: This recipe will make the mixture for 15 dates. Freeze any leftovers.