Devils on Horseback/Rolinhos de ameixa e bacon
Not exactly a Portuguese tradition and perhaps a bit Christmassy… Still a great hot starter for a party which is easy to prepare in advance in large quantities and get ready in 15 minutes in a hot oven.
10 streaky bacon rashers (unsmoked or smoked)
10 dried plums (stoned)
1 tsp olive oil
1. Lay the rashers on a chopping board and thin and extend with a rolling pin. The bacon should be as thin as possible as it will roll around the plum a couple of times.
2. Cut the rashers in half so you have strips of about 8cm and roll tightly around each plum.
3. Place in a lightly greased oven tray and cook in a hot oven for 15 minutes, until some of the bacon fat has been rendered and the rolls are crispy and golden. Serve immediately.