Dates, yes, a fruit, have such an exotic flair, and they date back to ancient history being a staple in Middle Eastern foods for thousands of years. There’s even evidence that this fruit goes back to the BC era. Get this, there are even fossil records that record the date back 50 million years. Pretty groovy!
Many folks think that dates are primarily for using in sweet dishes and recipes~desserts, bread, cookies, cakes and more. But, dates have a versatility with savory dishes that just make your palate tingle with happiness! Not only are dates tasty but they’re good for you, too. So this dish, jewel of the nile chicken, lets you have your date and eat it, too, without any shred of guilt. I call this ‘jewel of the nile chicken’ because of the history surrounding the date with ancient Egyptians and the fact that civilization in the areas of the Nile also dates back to antiquity. There is clear evidence of dates being used for medicinal, religious, industrial and food purposes.
Bet you’ll never look at a date again in the same way, huh? There’s a load of history in everything we eat~take the time to explore the adventure of cultural eating and dining.
This recipe is all my work and creation. It is sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods. For a full disclosure of my work with DPF, please click here.