Cooking from a Portuguese perspective

Devils on Horseback/Rolinhos de ameixa e bacon

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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.

Devils on Horseback

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.

Makes 20


Written by Pedro Rebelo

August 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

Posted in Meat, Recipes/Receitas

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  1. Tendo todos os ingredientes, experimento já no proximo fim de semana!


    August 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  2. I love these and was tempted to make when I was on aperitif duty in France at Christmas.
    What is the name of the dried fruit you use (In Portuguese), thanks

    Piglet in Portugal

    January 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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