Monday, July 28, 2008

Dates with Sesame Seeds and Honey

I found fresh Iranian dates at the market on Saturday. With Moroccan and therefore, by extension, Middle Eastern food buzzing around in my head, these dates were a great find. Though I do have a recipe for a lamb and date tagine, these little goodies were desert today. They're really sweet so the honey wasn't absolutely necessary but when is desert ever necessary. Make sure to toast the sesame seeds first though. This technique really releases their nutty flavour.

Oh and I heard somewhere that Middle Eastern people believe dates and sesame seeds to be aphrodisiacs. A double whammy here. ;)

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