2809. PAN-ROASTED MONKFISH with CABBAGE and BACON

serves two

1 lb. monkfish loin
2 cups chopped Savoy cabbage
1/4 pound slab bacon
1 cup rich chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
2 tablespoons butter
Cut the bacon into 1/4″ slices (see image above). Saute the bacon in an oven proof pan. Set the bacon to rest on a paper towel. Cook the cabbage for 3 minutes in chicken stock. Add 1/2 the bacon and cook another 1 minute. Pan roast the monkfish in the bacon fat that was rendered till browned. Put in a preheated 500F oven and roast for 5 minutes. Let the monkfish rest for 5 minutes.
Assembly: Reheat the cabbage and bacon with the finely chopped coriander and the butter into the liquid broth. Place the cabbage and bacon in the center of a heated plate. Garnish with any remaining bacon. Cut the monkfish in half and place a top the cabbage.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Greenmarket Recipes

Originally posted 2013-01-16 08:18:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2899. POTATO, BACON and PEA CURRY

serves three?

3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely sliced
2 small sweet bell peppers (or 1 regular bell pepper), thinly sliced
½ cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
15 grape tomatoes, quartered
1½ teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
? teaspoon red pepper flakes
¾ cup of frozen peas, cooked according to package directions
1 tablespoon red or green curry paste
¼ cup vegetable stock

First, get your potatoes ready. Peel and cube them into 1-inch pieces, then place in a pot and cover with water. Bring it to a boil, then boil for 8-10 minutes, until tender. When ready, drain the water from the potatoes and run them under cold water so that they stop cooking. Set them aside until you’re ready to use them.

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in your pot over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, about 5-8 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside to drain on paper towels. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot.

Add the shallot and bell pepper and saute until they are softened and beginning to caramelize over medium heat, about 8-10 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and cook until browned and softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and tomatoes, stir, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and the tomatoes have begun to soften. Add in the combined curry powder, turmeric, ginger, coriander, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and stir. Add the cooked potatoes, the cooked peas, and the crispy bacon, if you’re using it. Stir everything together and add in the curry paste and ¼ cup of vegetable stock. When most of the vegetable stock has simmered away, taste, adjust seasonings as necessary, and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sydney, The Crepes of Wrath, February 25, 2011

Originally posted 2013-04-16 01:04:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3061. BLUE COD wrapped in SMOKED BACON

2 x 100-150 gram blue cod fillets
2-3 rashers smoked bacon
80 ml cream
80 ml white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh seasonal herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme, mint, coriander)3-5 cockles?Preheat oven to 180°C. Wrap cod in bacon, place on a baking tray and bake 10-15 minutes until fish is opaque and cooked through. Meanwhile, combine cream, wine and herbs in a small pan, add cockles and simmer until liquid is reduced to a thin sauce consistency and cockles have opened. To serve, place wrapped cod on a plate, surround with cockles and pour over sauce from pan.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Fleur Sullivan, for NZ House & Garden; Fairfax Magazines,?317 New North Road, Eden Terrace, PO Box 6341 Wellesley St, Auckland, New Zealand

Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:28:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2977. BARBECUE PORK RIBS with SMOKY BACON BARBECUE SAUCE

makes 4 to 6 servings

For the ribs
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ancho or New Mexican chile powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 slabs St. Louis–style pork spareribs (about 7 pounds total) or 2 slabs pork spareribs (about 8 pounds total)

For the barbecue sauce:?6 ounces bacon, diced ?2 medium onions, finely chopped?5 cloves garlic, minced ?2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves?1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves?2 tablespoons smoked paprika1 tablespoon ancho or New Mexican chile powder?1 teaspoon ground cumin?1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ?1/2 teaspoon ground ginger?1 cup brewed coffee?2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar?2 tablespoons yellow mustard ?1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce?2 tablespoons cider vinegar, plus more to taste?1 cup ketchup?Few dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco, plus more to taste?3 fresh or 2 dried bay leaves?Kosher salt?

Equipment: Large, rimmed baking sheet; flat metal cooling rack?

Prepare the rub and bake the ribs: In a small bowl, combine the garlic, salt, brown sugar, smoked paprika, chile powder, black pepper, sage, thyme, dry mustard, cumin, coriander, ginger, and cayenne pepper if using. Generously coat the ribs with the rub then wrap each slab in a double layer of plastic wrap and let them sit at room temperature for up to 2 hours. DO AHEAD: To develop maximum flavor, place the ribs, coated in the rub, in the refrigerator and chill at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.?? Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. If you have a flat metal cooling rack, arrange it in the baking sheet and place the ribs, bone side down, on the rack. If you don’t have a rack, place the ribs, bone side down, directly on the foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the ribs until the meat is tender and starting to pull away from the bones, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. At this point, the ribs are ready to be served, but we recommend taking the time to finish them on the grill (or in the broiler), while glazing with homemade barbecue sauce. DO AHEAD: Ribs can be baked ahead of time and kept, wrapped in foil, at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours, before finishing them on the grill.?? While the ribs are baking, make the barbecue sauce: In a heavy, medium saucepan over moderately low heat, cook the bacon until the fat renders and the bacon starts to brown, about 10 minutes—do not let the bacon get crispy. Add the onions and continue cooking, covered and stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, sage, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Add the smoked paprika, chile powder, cumin, black pepper, and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the coffee, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar and stir well to combine. Raise the heat to moderate and bring the sauce to a boil, scraping the saucepan with a wooden spoon to remove any browned bits from the bottom. Add the ketchup, hot sauce, and bay leaves, then lower the heat to moderately low and simmer the sauce until it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but isn’t as thick as ketchup, about 30 minutes. Taste the sauce and add more vinegar or hot sauce to taste and season with salt and pepper. Remove and discard the bay leaves. DO AHEAD: BBQ sauce can be made ahead and stored, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 2 weeks. Warm the sauce gently on the stove before using.?? Grill the ribs: While the barbecue sauce is simmering, prepare your grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-high heat: If using a charcoal grill, open the vents on the bottom of the grill and light a large chimney starter full of charcoal (preferably hardwood). When the coals are covered with white-gray ash (about 20 to 30 minutes later), spread them out on the grill’s bottom rack, leaving a space to one side that is equal to the size of the food to be grilled so that it can be moved there in the case of flare-ups. Test the heat of the charcoal by holding your hand 5 inches above the coals for about 3 seconds for medium-high heat. If the charcoal is too hot, continue to let it burn until it reaches medium-high.?
If using a gas grill, preheat all burners on high, covered, for 10 minutes, then adjust the heat to medium-high.
Depending on the size of your grill, place 1 or 2 slabs, bone side down, over the heat and brush the fat-covered side generously with barbecue sauce. Grill the ribs, covered, for 2 minutes. Flip the slab over, brush the bone side with sauce, and grill, covered, until the sauce on the fat-covered side is caramelized and lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the slab over and continue grilling, covered, until the sauce on the bone side is caramelized and lightly charred, 1 minute. Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and let them rest for 10 minutes. If necessary, repeat the grilling and glazing process with the second slab of ribs. Cut between the ribs and serve immediately with plenty of barbecue sauce on the side.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Bruce Aidells, Epicurious, June 2013

Originally posted 2013-07-03 01:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3049. BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN with APRICOT COMPOTE and JICAMA SALAD

serves four

For the salad:
2 cups julienne of jicama
2 oranges, segmented, including juice, all pith and membrane removed
1 apricot, pitted and sliced thin
½ red bell pepper, julienne
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 jalapeño or other chile pepper, deseeded and chopped fine, optional
salt and pepper to taste

For the pork:
1 pork tenderloin, silver skin removed

Marinade:
1-inch piece of ginger, cut into strips, smashed with side of knife to release juices
1 clove garlic, peeled
? orange, juice and rind (smash with side of knife to release oils then cut into strips)
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
? teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 strips thick-cut bacon (we used pecan-wood smoked bacon)
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon oil for cooking, as needed

For the apricot compote:
3 medium apricots (or other seasonal stone fruit), pitted and sliced thin
1 shallot, peeled and sliced thin
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely diced
2 tablespoons julienne of orange peel (as much pith removed as possible)
1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other cooking oil)
½ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ cup Pinot Noir (or other light bodied red wine)
salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad: Combine all ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl. To segment the oranges, cut off each end; rest on one cut end. Remove the skin with a sharp knife by cutting along the line where the flesh meets the pith, following the natural curve of the fruit, working in small strips around the orange from top to bottom. Remove each segment individually from the membrane using a paring knife – hold over a bowl to collect any juice. Squeeze the membrane to extract any remaining juice. Season to taste. Chill for approximately 15-30 minutes (up to 6 hours) for flavors to meld.
?For the pork: Blend all marinade ingredients, coat the pork tenderloin and rest at room temperature for 30-40 minutes, or in refrigerator for up to 2 hours; remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Remove the pork from the marinade. Season with salt and pepper then wrap with bacon (as much or as little as you like), secure bacon ends with toothpicks, if desired. Preheat oven to 375. Heat a heavy sauté pan until very hot. Add a bit of cooking oil (not necessary if using non-stick or well-seasoned pan). Sear the pork on all sides until caramelized. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet. Save the fat, juices, and bits in the pan for use in making the compote. If the fat is pooling, drain some off (ideally, there is very little excess fat but brown – not burned – bits in the pan). Finish in oven for approximately 12-18 minutes or until the meat reaches 145 degrees. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. In the meantime, make the compote.?For the compote: If possible, use the same pan as you used to cook the pork, with the drippings – heat pan over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Sauté the shallot and ginger until the shallot starts to become tender; add the orange peel and the dry spices. Sauté until lightly caramelized. Add the apricots. Cook over medium-high heat until the fruit starts to soften and lightly caramelize. Add the wine and use it to scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer on low-medium heat until it reaches a desirable consistency. Season to taste. You can stir in any additional pan drippings from the pork for added flavor. This compote can be made vegetarian/vegan by using a fresh pan and not adding any renderings. It can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.?To serve: To plate the dish, place a 1/2 cup portion of jicama salad on the plate. Arrange 2-3 slices of pork tenderloin against it and top with the warm apricot compote. Garnish with chopped cilantro, parsley or chives.???bacon recipe courtesy of: Annette Tomei, Eat Something Sexy, June 14, 2013

2878. BEEF and BACON SATAY

makes eighteen

12 oz. lean beef
12 oz. unsmoked bacon rashers
1 onion, finely chopped
Finely grated peel and juice of 2 lemons
4 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons ground cumin?7 oz / ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
4 fl oz / ½ cup groundnut oil
2 tablespoons clear honey
4 courgettes (zucchini)
Spring onion tassels, to garnish
Cut beef into 1 inch cubes. Put in a shallow dish. Trim bacon rashers; halve lengthwise. Stretch bacon rashers on a work surface with a round-bladed knife drawn flat along each rasher. Roll each up tightly along its length and add to dish with the cubed beef. Mix together the onion, lemon peel and juice, coriander, cumin, peanut butter, oil and honey. Pour over beef and bacon and marinate for at least 1 hour, basting occasionally. Soak 18 bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour. Peel courgettes (zucchini), cut in half lengthwise and then into ½ inch chunks. Alternately thread beef cubes, bacon rolls and courgette (zucchini) chunks onto skewers. Barbecue on rack over hot coals for about 20 minutes, turning frequently. Serve with boiled rice and garnish with spring onion tassels.

bacon recipe courtesy of: A Chefs Help

2674. SALAD of ROASTED BEET ROOT, BITTER LEAVES, BACON and SPICED YOGHURT

serves four

4-6 medium beetroot, scrubbed well
olive oil
2 lemons
sea salt & freshly ground pepper
2-3 rindless bacon rashers, sliced
3 heaped tablespoons plain yoghurt
a good pinch of ground cumin
a good pinch of ground coriander
1-2 handfuls frisee lettuce leaves (or curly endive)
1-2 radicchio, very finely sliced

Preheat oven to 200°C fan forced (220°C normal). Individually wrap each beetroot in kitchen foil and cook in the oven for about 30-45 mins until tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Cool a little and then peel. Whilst still warm, toss the beetroot with a splash of oil, the juice of ½ lemon and seasonings. Set aside. Heat a little oil in a pan and sauté the bacon until crispy, tossing with a squeeze of lemon juice when ready. Then combine the yoghurt with the cumin, ground coriander and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Toss the lettuces and bacon with any cooking juices and a splash of fresh oil, if needed. Arrange the beetroot in individual bowls or on small plates and mound the leaves on top. Then flick the spiced yoghurt over. Serve as a starter or as an accompaniment to a simple meat dish.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Huey’s Kitchen, Channel 10, 1 Saunders Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, GPO BOX 10, Sydney, NSW 2001 Australia