2935. AVOCADO and BACON MAHI MAHI TACOS

serves six

1¼ lbs boneless skinless mahi mahi
12 whole wheat tortillas (6?)
2 medium avocados, Sliced
4 strips apple-smoked bacon, crumbled
½ cup diced tomatoes
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup sour cream
1½ tablespoons butter
1½ tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon tequila
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt & coarse black peppercorn
Cooking spray to grease

On cutting board cut mahi mahi into 1? cubes, then season with salt & pepper and transfer to large bowl. Melt butter in microwave, then combine with lime juice, tequila, and chili powder, whisking thoroughly. Pour marinade over fish and toss until all pieces are well coated. Place in refrigerator to marinate for 1 – 6 hours.

Heat skillet over medium flame and lightly toast each tortilla, flipping with kitchen tongs to crisp both sides. Place on wire rack to cool until needed.

Generously grease same skillet, then saute red onion over medium-high heat. As onions begin to brown, add in mahi mahi and stir continuously for 6-8 minutes until fish is evenly cooked. Reduce flame to low before stirring in tomatoes, then allow ingredients to simmer for 5 minutes.

Cook bacon in microwave and crumble with hands, then slice avocados. When ready, build tacos with a layer of sliced avocado, one serving spoon of mahi mahi, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of bacon. Immediately serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Christine Fischer, Cooking with Cakes, April 29, 2013

Originally posted 2013-05-22 01:42:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2851. CRAB and BACON FLAUTAS

serves six

1 cup crab meat, well drained
1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onion
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened1 teaspoon cayenne pepper hot sauce1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce1 6″ white corn tortilla, well crumbled1 tablespoon mayonnaise1 tablespoons capers, drained1/4 teaspoon lemon zest6 8″ flour tortillas1/2 batch salsa?Combine all ingredients except the tortillas in a large bowl. Place ¼ cup crab mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Fold in the sides, then roll up tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Place flautas in a deep fat fryer heated to 350ºF. Fry until golden and drain on a paper towel lined surface. Serve with salsa.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Mission Food Service, 1159 Cottonwood Lane #200, Irving, Texas 75038

Originally posted 2013-02-27 01:20:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2754. SHRIMP and BACON QUESADILLAS

serves two

4 bacon slices, chopped
8 oz. peeled and deveined medium shrimp (36 to 42 per lb.), halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
2 flour tortillas (10-inches wide)
1 cup shredded jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
sliced avocado
salsa
sour cream

Cook bacon in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Pour off grease, then add shrimp to pan and cook until pink, about 1 minute, stirring often. Set aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Set a tortilla in pan and sprinkle half of it with half the bacon, shrimp, cheese, and onions. Fold tortilla over filling and press down gently. Cook, covered, until browned, turning once, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a plate. Repeat to make second quesadilla.

Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces. Serve with avocado, salsa, and sour cream.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kathryn Rex, Redmond, Oregon, “Fast & Fresh,” Sunset: Living in the West, October 2011

Originally posted 2012-11-22 09:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3018. BACON, CHEESE and JALAPENO TACOS

makes eight tacos?

4 jalapeños?
1/2 pound thick-cut smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces?
2 ounces shredded smoked Gouda cheese (1 cup)?
2 ounces shredded asadero or Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)?
2 ounces finely grated Cotija cheese or ricotta salata (1/2 cup)?
8 corn tortillas?
salsa verde and sour cream, for serving?

Roast the jalapeños directly over a gas flame or under a preheated broiler, turning, until charred all over. Let cool. Using a paper towel, rub off the skins and discard the stems. Thinly slice the chiles crosswise, keeping most of the seeds.?

Heat a large rimmed cast-iron griddle or a cast-iron skillet. Add the bacon to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is nearly crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all of the fat and wipe the griddle clean.?

Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss the Gouda with the asadero and Cotija cheeses.?

Warm the tortillas on the griddle over moderate heat, turning once, until pliable, about 1 minute. Transfer the tortillas to a work surface. Fill the tortillas with the bacon, jalapeños and mixed cheeses and fold in half. Griddle the tacos, turning once and pressing gently with a spatula, until browned in spots and the cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the tacos to a platter and serve with salsa verde and sour cream.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Rayme Rossello, Food & Wine, May 2013

3001. CHIPOTLE SWEET POTATO, BLACK BEAN and BACON TACOS

serves four

8 oz. smoked bacon, diced
2 organic sweet potatoes, peeled & diced (approx 1 1/2 lbs)1 red onion, diced1 can organic black beans, drained & rinsedchipotle peppers in adobo sauce3 cloves garlic, minced3 limeshandful of fresh cilantro1/2 cup drained Greek yogurt1 tablespoon honeycinnamon, to tastesmoked paprika, to tastecumin, to tasteKosher salt, to tasteblack pepper, to taste8 corn or flour tortillas?Preheat oven to 400°. Add the bacon to a cold skillet, heat to medium high and cook until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the skillet. Save the rest of the bacon fat for the next step.?In a large bowl, toss the diced sweet potatoes with chopped chipotle peppers, 2 tablespoons bacon fat, the juice of one lime, and plenty of cumin, smoked paprika and cinnamon, about a teaspoon.?Spread the diced potatoes in a roasting pan or baking sheet, lined with parchment paper for the least amount of mess or sticking. If you don’t have parchment paper, spray lightly with non-stick cooking oil. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and black pepper. Roast at 400° until fork tender, about 30 minutes.?In the skillet should be about 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat. Add the diced red onions, turn down the heat to low, and allow these to caramelize while the sweet potatoes roast. Stir occasionally? making sure they aren’t sticking to the skillet.
Make the yogurt sauce. To the Greek yogurt, add a spoonful of adobo sauce, one clove of garlic (minced), the juice and zest of one ?lime, and salt and pepper to taste. Add honey to finish sauce. To the onions, add a couple teaspoons of minced garlic. Season the onions with a pinch of kosher salt, a little cumin, smoked paprika and cinnamon.
Stir in the black beans and allow them to warm up. Season with a little salt and pepper.? Warm up tortillas in a small dry skillet or in the microwave.

Add bacon to sweet potatoes and gently toss.

Scoop some black beans into a warmed tortilla. Follow with a good portion of roasted sweet potatoes and crispy bacon. Finish with a dollop of yogurt sauce and a few sprigs of cilantro. Serve with extra lime wedges for garnish.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Angela Davis, The Kitchenista Diaries, February 26, 2013

2985. BACON, EGG and AVOCADO BREAKFAST BURRITO

3 slices bacon
2 eggs
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons salsa verde (homemade or store-bought)
2 tablespoons cheddar or monterey jack cheese, grated
1/4 avocado, diced
2 taco sized flour tortillas

Chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and cook in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Set aside the bacon on a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Drain the grease from the skillet and wipe down with a paper towel.

In a small bowl, stir together the eggs and water with a fork until well combined.

Scramble the eggs in the skillet over low heat until almost set. Add the salsa verde to the eggs and continue cooking until the eggs are fully cooked and the salsa is heated through.

Divide the eggs between the two tortillas. Top each tortilla with the cheese, bacon, and avocado.
Roll it into a burrito (fold the half closest to you over the filling and smoosh it into the filling a bit, bring both ends toward the middle and roll to close).

bacon recipe courtesy of: Karly Campbell, Buns In My Oven, September 12, 2012

2929. BACON-LETTUCE-TOMATO TOSTADA

makes one serving?

1 6-inch flour tortilla?
2 slices bacon?
1 tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing?
1 tablespoon salsa?
1 teaspoon milk?
lettuce leaves?
1/4 cup shredded Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce)?
1/2 small tomato, sliced

Cut tortilla into quarters. In an 8-inch skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain and halve bacon, reserving 1 teaspoon of the drippings in skillet. Reheat skillet over medium heat. Add tortilla pieces to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning to cook both sides. Remove from skillet. Combine mayonnaise, salsa, and milk. Top cooked tortilla quarters with a layer of lettuce, cheese, and tomato slices. Top with bacon pieces. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over bacon.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Better Homes and Gardens