2891. CHEESY CHICKEN BACON ROLLATINI

4 slices cheddar cheese
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
4 slices applewood bacon
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 cloves crushed garlic

Night before cooking: combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh thyme, sea salt, garlic & black pepper in a Ziploc bag. Butterfly the chicken breasts and drop in bag. Seal and marinate in fridge for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

Preparation: Take 1 butterflied breast of chicken and lay on cutting board. Lay 1 slice of cheddar cheese and 3 leaves of baby spinach inside. Starting at one end of chicken, roll tightly. Wrap 1 slice of bacon around outside and seal with a toothpick. Follow the same for the other 3 breasts. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Place 1 tablespoon butter in a baking dish and place in oven while preheating. Once preheated, remove baking dish (with melted butter) and place chicken rolls seam side down. Cook for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

To serve: Remove toothpick and slice chicken rollatini.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Friends of Elsie, Borden Dairy, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., 10220 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153

Originally posted 2013-04-08 01:38:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2938. BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN with PERSIMMONS and ARBOL CHILES

1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
4 strips thick cut bacon
1 Fuyu persimmon, cut cross-wise into thin disks
10 dried arbol chiles
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
salt/pepper
ground ginger
ground cumin
olive oil

Sauce
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 Fuyu persimmon, peeled & chopped small
1 cup chicken broth
ground ginger
cayenne pepper
olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

Tenderloin Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Clean tenderloin and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle generously with salt & pepper. Sprinkle lightly with ginger and cumin. Drizzle olive oil in baking dish large enough for tenderloin (9 x 13). Lay bacon strips crosswise in dish. On top of bacon lay persimmon slices, then arbol chiles and garlic slices. Lay tenderloin on one side of dish and roll across, wrapping bacon around persimmons, chiles and garlic. Tuck ends of bacon under tenderloin. Roast in oven until thermometer reads 160°F in thickest part of tenderloin (about 30 minutes). Remove tenderloin from oven, take out of baking dish, and let rest 10 minutes on clean dish while making sauce.

Sauce Preparation: Pour vinegar into baking dish, swirl, and let sit. Meanwhile heat a Tbs. of olive oil and butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add onion and saute 3 minutes. Swirl vinegar in baking dish again and pour into sauce pan with onions. Simmer 3 minutes. Add persimmon and pinches of ginger and cayenne and simmer another 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and simmer until persimmon is very soft and sauce is reduced and thickened (about 5 minutes). Slice tenderloin through bacon into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange medallions on plate and pour sauce over generously.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Wine of the Month Club/Gold Medal Wine Club, 5330 Debbie Road, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, California 93111

Originally posted 2013-05-25 01:16:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3029. BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON and RAISINS

makes four servings?

1 teaspoon olive oil?
2 thick slices bacon?
4 cups brussels sprouts (about 1 pound), trimmed, halved
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper?
1/4 cup golden raisins?
1 medium shallot, finely chopped?
1 tablespoon unsalted butter?
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth?
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Let cool. Coarsely crumble. (Make sure crumbled bacon is unreachable by children, or it will disappear before you need it again.)

While bacon cools, add brussels sprouts to drippings in skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until well browned in spots and beginning to soften, 5–7 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add raisins, shallot, and butter; cook, stirring often, until shallot is soft, about 3 minutes. Add broth to skillet; increase heat and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until broth has evaporated, 1–2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Jenny Rosenstrach & Andy Ward, Bon Appétit

Originally posted 2013-08-24 01:16:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2806. WARM BACON and HERB COLESLAW

serves 8-10?

1 head cabbage (1 1/4 lbs.), cored and thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced?
1 large carrot, shredded?
2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves?
1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves?
8 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced?
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard?
1 tablespoon sugar?
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar?
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt?
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine cabbage, onion, carrot, and herbs in a large bowl. Set aside. Cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain; set aside. Add shallot to hot bacon grease and cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add mustard, sugar, and vinegar and stir to combine. Stir in oil, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over reserved vegetables along with half the reserved bacon and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle remaining bacon over slaw and serve immediately.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sunset Magazine, July 2011

Originally posted 2013-01-13 08:46:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2678. GRILLED PEACH, ONION and BACON SALAD with BUTTERMILK DRESSING

yields eight servings

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream?
1/4 cup buttermilk?
2 tablespoons chopped mint?
2 tablespoons chopped parsley?
2 tablespoons snipped chives?
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar?
salt?
freshly ground pepper?
1 pound thick-sliced bacon?
1/4 cup light brown sugar?
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper?
3 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions, cut into 1-inch-thick slabs?
extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing?
4 large ripe peaches, cut into 1/2-inch wedges?

Preheat the oven to 325°. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the sour cream, buttermilk, mint, parsley, chives and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.?

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bacon slices on the sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cayenne. Bake for about 25 minutes, until caramelized (the bacon will crisp as it cools). Let cool, then cut the bacon into bite-size pieces.?

Meanwhile, light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the onions with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until softened and browned, 10 minutes. Separate the onions into rings. Brush the peaches with olive oil and grill over moderately high heat until tender, 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.?

In a large bowl, toss the onions with the peaches and bacon. Add the buttermilk dressing and toss to coat. Serve right away.?

bacon recipe courtesy of: Linton Hopkins, Food & Wine, July 2012

Originally posted 2012-09-07 08:49:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2202. BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD with PEPPERED BACON, D’ANJOU PEARS, CANDIED WALNUTS and GORGONZOLA VINAIGRETTE

serves eight

1 head butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 D’Anjou pear, sliced
2 strips of peppered bacon, cooked and chopped into pieces
1/2 cup candied walnuts

Dressing:
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 small shallot
1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Put all of the salad dressing ingredients in a blender and blend well. Toss the greens with half the dressing, then add the walnuts, bacon and pear slices. Taste. If the salad needs more dressing, add a little bit at a time. Gently toss one more time and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Caroline Fey, Mariposa Kitchen, San Francisco, California

Originally posted 2011-05-19 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3038. BACON and EGG SANDWICHES with PICKLED SPRING ONIONS

makes four servings?

Pickled spring onions: ?
4 spring onions or 6 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced?
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar?
2 teaspoons sugar?
1 teaspoon kosher salt
?Maple bacon and spicy mayo:?12 slices thick-cut bacon?2 tablespoons pure maple syrup?1/4 cup mayonnaise?1 tablespoon Sriracha ??Fried eggs and assembly:?8 slices white sandwich bread, such as Pullman?1/4 cup mayonnaise?2 tablespoons unsalted butter?4 large eggs?Kosher salt, ground pepper?1 cup arugula leaves??For pickled spring onions: Combine onions, vinegar, sugar, salt, and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and toss to combine; let stand for 30 minutes.??For maple bacon and spicy mayo: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bacon on a foil-lined large rimmed baking sheet; brush both sides with syrup. Bake until bacon begins to crisp but is still pliable, 20-25 minutes. Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl to combine; set aside. ?For fried eggs and assembly: Spread 1 side of bread slices with plain mayonnaise. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, cook bread, mayonnaise side down, until brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Wipe out skillet. Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat; crack eggs into skillet. Cook, occasionally basting with butter in skillet, until whites are set, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread untoasted side of each bread slice with spicy mayo. Build sandwiches with bread, bacon, eggs, pickled spring onions, and arugula.?

bacon recipe courtesy of: Noble Sandwich Company, 11815 620 N. Suite 4, Austin, Texas; Bon Appétit, April 2013