Tag: bacon

Yakitori-Inspired Spicy Asparagus and Bacon

Ingredients: 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 1/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces 1 teaspoon ichimi togarashi (coarsely ground dried Japanese chili)* Directions: Fry the bacon pieces until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of […]

Benedictine BTC Sandwiches

Ingredients: for the benedictine: 8 oz brick cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 medium cucumbers, peeled and de-seeded 2 tablespoons onion juice* 1 tablespoon mayonnaise pinch kosher salt pinch cayenne pepper for the sandwich: 8 slices white sandwich bread 3/4 lb thick cut bacon, cooked 8-16 thin slices of […]

Bacon Cherry Jam Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 10-12 jalapeño peppers, stems and membrane removed and halved 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature* 4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp), grated 1/2 small onion, diced 1/4 cup cherry-raspberry jam 5 slices thick cut bacon, cut into thirds Directions: Preheat oven to 400. […]

Clams Casino

Ingredients: 3 strips thick cut bacon 4 oz jarred diced pimento, drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup white wine or lemon 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoon parmesan 2 lbs top neck clams Directions: Preheat oven for 350. Cook the bacon in a non-stick skillet until […]

Pepperjack Turducken Slammer

Ingredients: 4 (1/4 inch thick) slices turducken, warmed* 1 tomato, sliced 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2 head bibb lettuce, separated into leaves 4 slices pepperjack cheese 8 slices country white bread optional: mayo or mustard Directions: Place the lettuce on 4 slices of bread. Top with cheese slices, then the […]

Broiled Oysters with Bacon and Leeks

Ingredients: 12 oysters (unshucked) 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 leeks, minced (white parts only!) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal Directions: Saute the leeks and garlic in 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon grease until soft. Remove from heat. Add the bread crumbs and bacon […]

Bacon-Apple Kalette Salad

Ingredients: 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled 8 oz halved kalettes, lightly steamed and cooled 3 oz crumbled feta 1 large crisp apple (I used Gold Rush) cubed 2 tablespoons aged apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss together the bacon, kalettes, feta […]

Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 lb “baby” Yukon Gold potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into 1/4 inch pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the potatoes until fork-tender. […]

Pimento Cheese & Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients: 3 very large Russet potatoes 3 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch chunks 3/4 cup creamy pimento cheese 1 egg, beaten sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bake potatoes for 1 hour at 400. Allow them to cool to almost room temperature, then slice lengthwise and […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Mustard Seed

Ingredients: 1 lb quartered Brussels sprouts, parboiled 2 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Heat a bit of oil or bacon fat in a large skillet. Saute the onion, garlic […]