1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, combine meat, shallot, garlic, parsley, spices, and pine nuts. Form the mixture into torpedo-shaped logs, each about one heaping tablespoon.
3. Slice open dates lengthwise, making sure not to cut all the way through. Discard pits.
4. Stuff dates with meat mixture. Wrap each date with a strip of beef fry; place on a rack set over a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.