2980. STEAMED BACON and TARO ROOT in PRESERVED BEAN SAUCE

750 grams fresh bacon with skin
750 grams taro root, peeled and cut into thin, 6x8cm slices
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 squares fermented bean curd
2 stalks spring onions

Blended:
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
250 grams spinach, cut into 10cm lengths
cooking oil for deep-frying

Seasoning Ingredients:
11/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place bacon in a pot and add enough water to cover. Cook over medium heat, 30 minutes. Drain and dry. Discard liquid. Lightly prick skin and rub soy sauce all over meat. Heat oil and rinse in cold water. Skin side downwards, over medium heat for 3 minutes, till golden brown. Drain and rinse in cold water. Cut into slices, the same size as taro slices. Reheat oil and deep-fry taro slices till golden brown. Drain. Drain off all but 4 tablespoons oil in pan. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the used oil. Reheat and stir-fry garlic and fermented bean curd till fragrant. Add seasoning ingredients and bring to the boil. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Alternately arrange bacon and taro slices (skin side downwards) in a heatproof bowl just large enough to contain them. Pour in boiled seasoning ingredients and place spring onions over. Steam over high heat, 11/2 hours. Carefully drain and reserve the soup. Invert steamed bacon and taro slices onto serving plate.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Asian Food Recipes

Originally posted 2013-07-06 01:04:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2952. BASIL BACON MASHED TARO

1 large taro root
1/2 cup bacon fat
5 slices of cooked bacon
1/4 cup fresh basil + some for garnish

Cook the taro like you would cook regular potatoes. Drain the water from the cooked taro root and add the bacon fat. Mash it together. Add the chopped bacon and fresh basil. Serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Stephanie, … in training, August 12, 2012

2676. TARO and BACON HASH

10 small taro roots, peeled and diced
3 strips thick bacon, diced
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
fresh ground pepper to taste

Heat cast iron pan on medium-high heat, add diced bacon and coconut oil,?cook until bacon fat begins to render (3-5 minutes). Add diced taro root and cook until taro begins to brown (10-12 minutes). Remove from pan and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Josephine Svenblad, Nutty Kitchen, August 29, 2011