But now I'm thinking... anyone here has ever cooked with fresh dates? What about a Tajine maybe?
When you cook them, do they soften (I suppose so)? Are they sweeter once cooked?
Hi, you need to take these yellow hard dates on the stalk and place them at home in a fruit bowl to ripen, when they start to go soft and brown (they look a bit like they are going off ) they are ready to eat and are fantastic, would you eat a bright green banana ? the only hard part is waiting for them to ripen before you can eat them :) what do they taste like ? like eating sunshine and honey
One of the best dates dishes I've ever had was a date shake with ice cream (in Indio California).
You could use them for baking, i.e. date cake or rugalah with pistachios or walnuts. Stuffed with goat or blue cheese and almonds & wrapped in prosciutto, in a spinach salad w/ blue cheese & bacon. Or, incorporate them into a stuffing for pork, poultry, etc.. The dates could also be incorporated in a Moroccan dish called Bastilla.