Bacon. Just the word is enough to get the salivary glands going.
We noticed that a lot of things get tastier when they’re wrapped in bacon. We did the research, and tested the theory, so you can enjoy the results. These seven recipes will work for dinner and for entertaining … because nothing says “party” like bacon-wrapped jalapeños.
First step, get some bacon. We say it’s worth choosing the good stuff. Our bacon comes from heritage-breed pigs, and is of the uncured variety, which means there are no nitrates or nitrites added. It’s our humble opinion that this is the best bacon around.
Wrap your head around these bacony recipes…
Yawn. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts don’t have to be boring. Try our easy recipe for stuffed organic air-chilled chicken breasts. A mixture of Brussels sprouts, toasted pecans, and nutty Pecorino cheese is rolled, then the whole thing is wrapped with bacon.
We love to eat our vegetables. Especially enhanced by bacon. Spring asparagus wrapped in smoky bacon makes a quick and easy side dish. Choose asparagus that’s thicker than a pencil for best results.
Mmmm. Sweet, salty, smoky, and tart – these bacon wrapped dates have it all. They come together quickly and make a great weekend snack or party food.
Sometimes we like to gild the lily. Here’s an easy recipe for bacon-wrapped filet mignon with truffle butter. Because the trouble with filet mignon is how lean it is. Problem solved with bacon and truffle butter. Why not treat yourself for dinner – or make date night something special?
While already a crowd-pleaser, homemade pimento cheese and our hickory smoked bacon give stuffed jalapeño “poppers” an upgrade. They’re super easy to make and perfect for a party, game day, and beyond.
Bacon-wrapped scallops are heavenly when done right. The key is to par-cook the bacon so it will crisp without over-cooking the delicate scallops. Although it’s an extra step, we think the results are well worth the effort. Seriously … respect the bacon.
This retro dish is so very now. We’ve modernized this classic 1970s party food with a sweet “eel sauce” glaze and spicy sushi-style mayo. If serving for a party, make more than you need. These babies go fast!
What do you like to wrap bacon around? Any more ideas for our test kitchen to try?
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