Pecan-Smoked Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese.
Dates have been around for over 50 million years. So of course, I tried to improve them :).
Pre-pitted dates were stuffed with 1/4 teaspoon of goat cheese an roasted in the big green egg at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I added pecan wood chunks to the charcoal to get a little extra smoke-flavor.
Pros: The sweet-savory taste is addictive. Roasting/smoking the dates resulted in a crunchy exterior and creamy interior, especially in the larger date pieces.
Cons: Most of the dates I chose were too small to appreciate the crunchy-creamy contrast.