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Prepare the Stuffing

Assemble the Dish

  • Medjol dates, whole 32 each
  1. Prepare the Stuffing

    • Heat a sauté pan over medium low. Add the oil and garlic, cook for 10 seconds or until aromatic. Add half of the pistachios and sauté for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.
    • Mix the cooled pistachios, goat cheese, Knorr® Professional Intense Flavours Citrus Fresh, herbs, and lemon zest in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Assemble the Dish

    • Push the pit out of each date, expand the hole with your finger.
    • Stuff each date with 1 teaspoon of the goat cheese mixture. Top with the remaining pistachios mixture.
    • Place the dates on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Place them close together, so they remain with the stuffed side facing up.
    • Preheat a smoker over medium low.
    • Place the dates in the smoker for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is slightly warm and the dates have a light smoky flavour.