I had originally thought to do my writings about Relationships on Tuesdays, with awsm Noms on Wednesdays, but as it turns out, switching them just works better for me.
And today being another ridiculously busy day, I am defaulting to Bacon.
These are Bacon Things I like:
Bacon Shrimp: roll the shrimp in cajun spice and wrap in bacon, cook for 20min at 350
Bacon Scallops: See Bacon Shrimp (toss with garlic butter instead of cajun, if you prefer). Make sure you sear in a pan when done baking, so that they get nice and golden (plus the caramelization tastes amazing)
Brussels Sprouts with Onion and Bacon: Cut the sprouts in half, toss with olive oil nd minced garlic, place facedown on foil-lined cookie sheet. Chunk-up an onion or 2, toss with olive oil and oregano, scatter amongst sprouts. Top with bacon that’s been cut into 1-2″ pieces. Cook at 350-400 til the bacon’s starting to crisp, 30-40min. Serve with just a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
A couple of weeks ago, I made a Bacon-Wrapped Chicken. With bacon stuffing. I stuffed a mix of rosemary and sage under the skin pre-wrapping (note the festive basket weave!) It was incredibly succulent and flavorful — much better than my photo makes it look!
The Bacon Apple Galette from last week’s Blog!! So good, I had to feature it twice.
Okay, this is just deranged, yall.
Bacon Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Set pineapple rings on paper towel to dry a little bit (save the juice in the can!). Generously butter a cakepan. Melt 2-4 Tbl butter and add as much brown sugar as will still stay slightly liquid, maybe a cup or so. This is basically 2-3times as much as any recipe will tell you to do. Spread that in the pan. Top with the pineapple rings, and fill the rings and spaces between with crumbled bacon. Mix a box of cake-mix, replacing the water with pineapple juice and adding another 1-2 tsp oil. Into the pan that goes, set it on a cookie sheet with foil — cuz it’s gonna bubble over and drip, and bake at 350 (or per box instructions), for 30-40min. Check for doneness, because the juice of the pineapples may make it take longer. Remove from oven, cook, and turn out onto a serving dish — all that brown sugar should be a thick caramelly coating!
Bacon with Chocolate. Just. Do. It. I prefer a darker chocolate to offset the sweetness of the bacon. Dip it, drizzle it, dunk it, just… do… it.