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

3013. TILAPIA with BACON TOMATO BUTTER

2 cups water
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tilapia filets
4 slices uncooked bacon, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons butter
Combine the water, kosher salt and sugar in a shallow baking dish. Mix until dissolved. Add the tilapia and let stand 20 minutes. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook 3-5 minutes until almost crisp. Add the garlic and cook an additional two minutes, stirring frequently. Add the paprika and stir for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook until just softened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Transfer the bacon tomato butter to a small bowl. Return skillet to medium heat. Remove the fish from the water mixture and pat dry with paper towels. Cook the tilapia fillets 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer the tilapia to plates, then top with the bacon tomato butter, about 2 tablespoons per filet.

bacon recipe courtesy of: The Jey of Cooking, July 27, 2012

2999. BACON and SARDINE PENNE

serves two

1 can (3.75 oz) sardines in oil, drained and flaked
4 oz dry whole grain penne
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices center cut bacon
1/2 cup sliced orange bell pepper
1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup grape tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne pepper

Prepare penne according to directions. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon in olive oil until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove bacon, leaving oil in pan. Chop bacon and set aside. Sauté the bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes in the oiled pan until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper, salt, and cayenne. Remove from heat and add sardines, bacon, and pasta, tossing gently to mix all ingredients.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, PO Box 85362, San Diego, CA 92186