2994. SWORDFISH with OLIVE-RAISIN TAPENADE with BROCCOLINI and BACON

yields four servings

1 cup olives, chopped
½ cup raisins, plumped in hot water
½ cup tomatoes, small diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chiffonade
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chiffonade
4 oz olive oil
2 oz balsamic vinegar
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
salt and pepper, to taste

Broccolini:
2 bunches broccolini, cleaned
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 oz olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Eggplant Puree:
3 eggplants, whole
1 lemon, juiced
3 oz olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Swordfish:
4 (6 oz) swordfish fillets?
olive oil, to coat
salt and pepper, to taste

For the Olive and Raisin Tapenade: Toss together ingredients and season to taste.

For the Broccolini: Blanch broccolini in salted water, shock in ice bath, and drain off excess water. Heat sauté pan with olive oil and slightly brown garlic. Add broccolini and heat through. Season with salt and pepper.

For the Eggplant Puree: Char eggplant over open grill until soft. Peel skin off eggplant and put in food processor. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Mix in bowl with basil and mint.

For the Swordfish: Season swordfish with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sear until golden on both sides. Let rest.

To Plate: Place broccolini on plate. Make a line of eggplant puree. Lay swordfish across both. Top with tapenade.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Tiffany Derry, Top Chef, Season 7, Episode 7?

Originally posted 2013-07-20 01:05:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers…

It’s been a while since we’ve actually had a recipe on here.  So long in fact, I forgot what I called these segments…

I think this is a good one for us to get back into the groove.  Simple, easy, tasty!  I think I will convience Better Half that we need for these at the party she’s throwin’.

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Ingredients:

10 mini sweet peppers or jalapeno peppers
3 strips bacon
1 eight-ounce package cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (or your seasoning blend of choice)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or corn flake crumbs

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Slice each sweet pepper in half lengthwise. Use your spoon to scoop out any seeds and some of the rib to make a nice, clean boat.

2. Cook bacon to crisp (you can use a microwave – place bacon between paper towels, microwave 3-4 minutes or until crisp). Mince cooked bacon. In a bowl, mix together the bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Cajun seasoning. Spoon cheese mixture into each sweet pepper.

3. Melt butter in microwave, stir in the bread crumbs. Hold each popper and dip cheese side down into bread crumbs. Bake 375F for 20 minutes or until cheese melty and bread crumbs crusty.

photo and recipe via steamykitchen.com

Originally posted 2010-12-08 20:49:40.

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Originally posted 2013-07-20 08:37:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2713. BACON-WRAPPED COD with LITTLENECK CLAMS

serves two

4 small fillets blue cod, skin and bones removed
4 rashers streaked bacon or smoked pork belly
25 ml olive oil
100 ml white wine
150 ml cream
10 littleneck clams, washed
chopped garden herbs, including parsley, chives

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Lay two cod fillets together for each portion and wrap two slices of streaky bacon around the centres. Place the two portions of bacon-wrapped cod fillets in an ovenproof frying-pan and drizzle with olive oil. Select a pan that first the portions snuggly. Roast in the hot oven until the bacon begins to crisp and the cod is almost cooked. Remove from the oven to the stove-top and, on a moderate heat, deglaze (lift the flavours from the bottom of the pan) with the white wine while the cod is still in the pan. Allow to boil then add the cream. (This should come halfway up the cod fillets). Add the clams. Boil gently until the sauce begins to thicken slightly and the clams open, then add chopped herbs, ground black pepper and salt (but only if needed on tasting).? Serve with steamed seasonal vegetables and freshly dug new-season potatoes.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Fleur Sullivan, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2011

Originally posted 2012-10-12 08:49:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Pic of the Day – Crispy Couture…

That’s my kinda dress!

There are so many things I thought about writing, but they all turned out to be bad puns that could be easily interrupted as dirty. Sooooo…as this is a family show we’ll just leave it at well done young lady, well done.

via Make

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Originally posted 2012-11-06 02:03:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3039. LATKES with BACON and APPLE SAUCE

serves 4-6?

For the apple sauce?
2 Bramley apples?
25 grams butter?
1 tablespoon sugar?

For the latke?
1 onion (optional)?
1 kilogram floury potatoes
2 large eggs?
4 tablespoons flour?
oil, for frying?
24 rashers streaky bacon?
maple syrup (optional)?

For the apple sauce: peel, quarter and chop the apples – work quickly as the air will turn them brown. Put in a pan with 100ml water. Cover and bring to the boil. Cook until the apples collapse. Remove form the heat and stir in the butter and sugar.

For the latke: peel and grate the onion on the large hole side of a cheese grater. Peel and grate the potatoes and mix with the onion. Squeeze the mixture dry by pressing the mixture between your hands. Lightly beat the eggs with a generous pinch of salt. Sift over the flour gradually, stirring until the batter is smooth. Add the potatoes and onion and stir well. Heat 1 cm oil in a frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of the latke mixture into the hot oil and flatten a little with the back of the spoon. Lower the heat so that the pancakes cook through evenly. After 2–4 minutes, when the bottom is golden brown and has formed a crust, turn and cook the other side. While the latkes are cooking, preheat the grill. Grill the bacon until crisp.

Serve the latkes with the bacon and apple sauce. Drizzle with maple syrup.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Lindsey Bareham, Market Kitchen, Good Food Channel

Originally posted 2013-09-03 01:22:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Where to eat (bacon) in Phoenix

I recently recorded an interview with the Mystery Meet Podcast hosted by Seth Resler to talk about the dining scene in Phoenix. In addition to talking about all the great new restaurants that have opened in Central Phoenix in the past several years, we also discussed the trend of chefs working more closely with local farmers and food producers to build and support our local food economy. Not surprisingly, bacon was also a consistent theme throughout the interview and one of many reasons why I recommend Beckett’s Table as a not-to-miss restaurant in Phoenix. Click here to listen!

Originally posted 2013-05-18 12:43:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2993. SWEET POTATO, BACON and EGG SALAD

1 small to medium sweet potato, diced
2 eggs
8 slices of bacon, diced
4 tablespoons dill, finely chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Place eggs in small sauce pan, cover with cold water, cover pan and place over high heat until just before boiling. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 13 minutes. Immediately rinse in cold water, peel eggs, dice and set aside. Meanwhile, dice sweet potato. Heat skillet over medium-high. When hot, add bacon and cook for 5 minutes. Add diced sweet potato and continue to cook until potato is tender and bacon is fully cooked. In a small bowl, mix dill, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Add eggs, sweet potato and bacon, and mix. Serve warm or cold.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Crossfit Tidal Wave, 2324 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Originally posted 2013-07-19 01:38:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter