Tag: bacon

Seafood Gumbo

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter OR bacon fat 1/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 cubanelle peppers, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped 2 quarts seafood or chicken stock 4 andouille sausages, sliced into coins […]

Bacon & Chocolate Chunk Buttermilk Waffles

Ingredients: 2 cup flour 2 cups buttermilk 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chunks 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon 2 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch salt 2 eggs Directions: Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. […]

Smoked Gouda & Ham Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 10 large jalapeño peppers 1 cup matzo meal or bread crumbs 1 cup flour 2 eggs, beaten filling 4 oz soft goat cheese 1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda 1/4 cup diced smoked (lean) ham 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment […]

Zippy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Pinenuts and Cranberries

4 broccoli crowns3 slices (cooked) bacon, crumbled1 bunch green onion, diced1 shallot, minced1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries1/3 cup toasted pinenuts dressing:1/4 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons minced basil1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon celery seed1/4 teaspoon agave nectarsaltpepper Directions:Quickly blanch the broccoli by plunging it into boiling water […]

Bacon-Chipotle Twice Grilled Potatoes

Ingredients:2 large russet potatoes3 strips center cut bacon, crumbled1 chipotle pepper in adobe, minced1/2 cup shredded cheddar1/4 cup sour cream2 tablespoons fresh or freeze dried minced chivessaltpepper olive oil for brushing Directions:Prick the potatoes with a fork. Brush all sides with olive oil. Place mesquite chips in a foil packet, […]

Bacon-Barbecue Burgers

Ingredients:1 lb 93% lean ground beef or sirloin1/3 cup crumbled, cooked center cut bacon1/4 cup barbecue sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning*1 1/2 tablespoons minced cubanelle pepper1 small onion, minced additional barbecue sauce Directions:With a light hand, mix all ingredients together. Form into four equal, 1/4 inch thick patties. […]

Shrimp, Bacon and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:4 cooked strips of bacon, crumbled1 lb steamed shrimp2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon Old Bay1/4 teaspoon celery seed1 shallot, minced1 stalk celery, finely diced1/2 avocado, dicedjuice and zest of 1/2 lemon Directions:Stir all ingredients together. Serve on a roll or bread. My thoughts: This salad, while simple to make, is […]

Top-Drawer Chicken Salad

1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts2 red radishes, diced1/2 red onion, diced1 stalk celery, diced1/2 carrot, finely diced2 tablespoons capers for the marinade:1/4 cup tarragon vinegar2 tablespoon olive oiljuice of 1/2 lemon3 tablespoons diced red onion2 cloves garlic, thinly slicedsaltpepper for the dressing1/4 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon […]

Black Bean with Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms Soup

Ingredients:3 to 4 slices cracked black pepper bacon30 oz canned black beans, drained3 1/2 cups broth (chicken*, pork or vegetable)6 oyster mushrooms, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced2 stalks celery, diced2 carrots, diced1 onion, diced Directions:In a large pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of grease. Drain […]