2874. PACIFIC COAST SALMON ROLLS with BACON and FENNEL TARTAR SAUCE

yields two servings

3 rashers bacon
1/2 bulb fennel, cored and trimmed
250 grams sockeye salmon fillet, no bones or skin
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
buns
lettuce
red onion

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Cut the bacon into ¼ strips and dice the fennel. Toss the bacon and fennel together in a small pan, and cook, stirring 3-4 times for 30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the fennel tender, but not brown.

Drain the bacon and fennel mixture on paper toweling. When completely cool, stir the mixture into the mayonnaise along with the cilantro and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cut the salmon into 1 to 2” cubes, toss with the olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper.

In the bottom of a double boiler with a steamer insert, bring about 1” of water to the boil. Place the salmon in the steamer, ensuring no pieces overlap. Cover, reduce the heat to med. and steam for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the salmon is firm to the touch and just before beads of white fat appear on its surface (see note). Remove to a plate and cool completely.

Serve on soft rolls with lettuce, red onion and plenty of tartar sauce.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Theresa Carle-Sanders, Island Vittles: Quick Bites from Pender Island, BC, August 28, 2012

Originally posted 2013-03-22 01:39:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3096. ROAST SALMON with RED WINE, BACON and VEGETABLE MIREPOIX

serves four

4 strips of bacon, diced
1 carrot
1 leek
1 celery stick
4 salmon fillets, 6 oz. each
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup red wine
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped (1/4 teaspoon dried)
1/2 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Fry bacon in a heavy skillet to remove fat and set aside. Make a mirepoix of the vegetables by finely dicing carrots, leek and celery to uniform cubes. Simmer vegetables until crisp tender and place a spoonful of vegetables on top of each fillet in an oiled baking pan. Roast in the oven until the center of the salmon is just pink, approximately 10 minutes.

While salmon is baking combine the stock, wine and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce this by one half. Prepare a roux by kneading together the flour and butter, forming small balls. Add roux balls, one at a time to simmering sauce until it has reached the consistency of heavy cream. Add the diced bacon and serve over fillets.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Maritime Flavours: Guidebook & Cookbook, by Elaine Elliot and Virginia Lee, p. 61. Halifax and Boston: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1997

3021. JASMINE TEA GLAZED ALASKAN SALMON with HOISIN-BRAISED BACON, GREEN RICE and ORANGE-CASHEW SALAD

yields eight servings

Jasmine tea glaze:
1 cup mirin
1/2 cup sake
2 tablespoons sugar
3 bags black jasmine tea
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Hoisin-braised bacon:
1 lb. slab bacon
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chicken stock, hot
1/3 cup hoisin sauce

Green rice:
3 cups chicken stock, hot
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Orange-cashew salad:
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup julienned napa cabbage
1 cup julienned radicchio
3/4 cup toasted cashews
2 oranges, peeled and segmented
8 pieces wild Alaskan salmon, about 8 oz. each
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

For the jasmine tea glaze: Combine the mirin, sake and sugar in a pot and simmer over medium heat until reduced by two-thirds to a syrupy consistency. Remove from the heat and steep the tea bags for 5 minutes. Stir in the soy and set aside.

For the hoisin-braised bacon: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Score the fat side of the bacon in a crisscross pattern. Heat the oil over high heat in a skillet, add the bacon fat-side down, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until a rich brown color is obtained, 10 minutes. Flip and cook for 10 minutes more. Drain off the fat and add the chicken stock to come two-thirds of the way up the bacon slab. Braise in the oven for 45 minutes, and then brush with the hoisin and cook for 30 minutes more. Try to keep the level of chicken broth the same throughout braising.

Remove and let cool in the pan, and then remove the bacon and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Strain the liquid and return to the pan. Cook until reduced to a thick glaze, about 30 minutes, and then stir in bacon. Cook until the bacon crisps and is well coated. Remove and let cool.

For the green rice: Puree 1 cup stock, the basil, chives, cilantro and mint in a food processor until smooth. Saute the onions in the oil in a saucepan until softened, and then add the rice and lightly toast. Add the butter, herb puree, remaining stock and some salt and black pepper, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is fluffy. Remove from the heat and keep covered.

For the salad: Combine the vinegar, mustard, sweet soy and some salt and black pepper in a bowl. Whisk in the oil in a slow stream. Toss in the cabbage, radicchio, cashews and oranges.

For the salmon: Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in large skillet over high heat and saute the salmon over medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side. Add the tea glaze and cook for 45 seconds. Arrange the salmon over bacon slices, pour over more tea glaze, and serve with orange-cashew salad and timbales of the green rice.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Peggy Magister, “Crazy Water,” America’s Best Bite, Cooking Channel

2936. BROCHETTE of SALMON with BACON

yields four servings

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless salmon
salt to taste if desired
1 large sweet red pepper
6 slices bacon
1 red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves

Preheat a charcoal grill or oven broiler to high. Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water to cover until ready to use. Cut the salmon into 1 1/2-inch cubes. There should be 24 pieces. Sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper. Cut away and discard the pepper core and veins. Discard the seeds. Cut the pepper into 16 pieces of equal size. Cut the bacon into 16 rectangles of equal size. Cut the onion into 16 1/2-inch cubes. Put any remaining onion to another use. Heat a nonstick skillet and add the bacon pieces in one layer. Scatter the sweet pepper and onion cubes over the bacon. Cook, shaking the pieces and stirring for about 1 minute. Drain and let cook slightly. Drain the bacon mixture. Arrange the various foods on each of the skewers as follows: 1 sweet pepper cube, a piece of bacon, 1 piece of salmon, a cube of onion, a piece of salmon, a cube of onion, a piece of bacon, a piece of salmon and a cube of pepper. Brush brochettes all over with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the brochettes are to be cooked under the broiler, arrange them on a rack. Place them about 4 inches from the source of heat and leave the door slightly ajar. Cook 3 minutes on one side and turn the brochettes to the other side. Cook 2 minutes. If the brochettes are to be cooked on a charcoal grill, place them on the grill and cook 3 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the butter and add the lemon juice and basil. Stir and pour or brush the sauce over the brochettes.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Pierre Franey, 60-Minute Gourmet, The New York Times, August 27, 1986

2936. BROCHETTE of SALMON with BACON

yields four servings

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless salmon
salt to taste if desired
1 large sweet red pepper
6 slices bacon
1 red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves

Preheat a charcoal grill or oven broiler to high. Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water to cover until ready to use. Cut the salmon into 1 1/2-inch cubes. There should be 24 pieces. Sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper. Cut away and discard the pepper core and veins. Discard the seeds. Cut the pepper into 16 pieces of equal size. Cut the bacon into 16 rectangles of equal size. Cut the onion into 16 1/2-inch cubes. Put any remaining onion to another use. Heat a nonstick skillet and add the bacon pieces in one layer. Scatter the sweet pepper and onion cubes over the bacon. Cook, shaking the pieces and stirring for about 1 minute. Drain and let cook slightly. Drain the bacon mixture. Arrange the various foods on each of the skewers as follows: 1 sweet pepper cube, a piece of bacon, 1 piece of salmon, a cube of onion, a piece of salmon, a cube of onion, a piece of bacon, a piece of salmon and a cube of pepper. Brush brochettes all over with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the brochettes are to be cooked under the broiler, arrange them on a rack. Place them about 4 inches from the source of heat and leave the door slightly ajar. Cook 3 minutes on one side and turn the brochettes to the other side. Cook 2 minutes. If the brochettes are to be cooked on a charcoal grill, place them on the grill and cook 3 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the butter and add the lemon juice and basil. Stir and pour or brush the sauce over the brochettes.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Pierre Franey, 60-Minute Gourmet, The New York Times, August 27, 1986

2751. TILAPIA with BACON HORSERADISH SAUCE

makes four servings?

1 lb tilapia, catfish, red snapper or salmon fillets, 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick
1 tablespoon vegetable oil4 slices bacon, choppedHalf onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced3/4 cup chicken stock2 tablespoons prepared horseradish1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley?
Arrange fish on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; brush with oil. Roast in 400°F oven until fish flakes easily when tested, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes; drain off fat. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and horseradish; cook over high heat, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in half of the chopped parsley. Arrange fish on plate; spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley.

bacon recipe courtesy of: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen, Canadian Living Magazine, August 2002