Beef Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Techina

Recipe by Adam Sher and Naftali Hanau
Serves 6-8

Fill date boats with Techina. Wrap half a piece of bacon around and secure with toothpick.

Cover baking sheet with foil and arrange dates on top. Bake at 350F for 10-15 min, or until bacon is crispy and fat is rendering.


Simple Techina

  • 16oz tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Juice from 1-2 lemons
  • Water (amount varies)
  • Cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

Chop garlic in food processor until fine. Add tahini and lemon juice, blend until combined. Add water slowly until desired consistency is reached (about 1-2 cups). Add salt and cayenne to taste.   (We keep our techina relatively thick and store it in the fridge. For sauces and dressings, thin a few spoonfuls with water, and add fresh herbs.)



Spinach Salad with Beef Bacon-Maple Vinaigrette
Recipe by Adam Sher and Naftali Hanau
Serves 6-8

  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 2 eggs, hardboiled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 parts warm Beef Bacon fat
  • 1 part maple syrup
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar

Combine spinach, eggs and onions in large salad bowl; set aside. Combine maple syrup and cider vinegar in a smaller bowl. Add hot bacon fat and combine; add to salad as soon as possible (you want to add the dressing while it is still hot). Combine (eggs will not looks as pretty, but will contribute to overall creaminess of the dish). Garnish with a few sprigs of red onion if desired.

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