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It's All About The Bacon
Destination Bacon is traveling the country to find the most delicious bacon dishes at restaurants/diners, pubs, bakeries and festivals. We are also making tasty bacon recipes and sharing them with you so you can be in "hog heaven", too!
Bacon Wrapped Alligator
Yep! It tastes like chicken! LOL. We decided to wrap bacon around some alligator meat we received from our friends....because....why not? Here's how we made it: INGREDIENTS: -Alligator meat -Bacon -Your favorite BBQ sauce For the marinade -3/4 cup orange juice -2 Tbs soy sauce -2 Tbs brown sugar -1/4 Tsp Cayenne pepper -1 Tsp cumin DIRECTIONS: -Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes -Make marinade. Add all ingredients (except bacon) in a zip lock bag. Let marinate for 2-4 hours. -Then skewer the alligator meat and wrap the bacon around the skewer -Heat up your grill to med-high heat -Brush the skewers with BBQ sauce -Place the skewers on the grill. Rotate every 2 minutes or so. Don't overcook the alligator. It's a lean meat and will get tough if overcooked! Enjoy!
How To Make Bacon Cream Cheese Roll Ups
This is a super easy and yummy treat to make with any meal or for any occasion! Here's how; INGREDIENTS: -8 slices of bacon -1 can of crescent rolls (8 rolls) -1 8 oz of softened cream cheese -3/4 Tbsp of garlic powder -3/4 Tbsp of onion powder -1 Tbsp parsley flakes -2 Tbsp of milk HOW TO MAKE; -Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees -Fry up your bacon, let cool and crumble - set aside -Put your cream cheese in a bowl -Add the bacon, dry ingredients and milk and mix thoroughly -Open you can of cresecent rolls and lay them out flat -Put a dollop of the mixture at the wider end of the roll -Roll them up and place in oven for 13 - 15 minutes -Let cool, serve and enjoy!
How to Make Caribbean Shrimp & Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
These skewers cooked on the grill are amazing! Sweet, juicy, smokey with that caribbean heat! YUM! Here's how to make them: INGREDIENTS: For the marinade -Place your shrimp in a zip lock bag -Add 2 Tbsp of Barrier Reef Seasoning (from Savory Spice Shop) --Add 6 Tbsp of olive oil -Add 4 Tbsp or white wine -Add 1 Tbsp of worcestshire sauce -Add 1 Tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice -A dash of salt Mix the shrimp and all ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 min - to an hour. No longer though so you don't cook the shrimp in the bag from the lemon juice. NEXT: -Have your wooden skewers soaking in a cup for at least 30 minutes. -Cook your bacon strips - - until about half way done. Set aside to cool -Slice the pineapple into 1/4 wedges -Wrap each wedge with the bacon and put on skewer -Then add a shrimp to the skewer -Keep alternating the bacon wrapped pineapple wedge and shrimp. -Cook on a grill at medium heat. Maybe one minute per side (or until shrimp is pink and bacon done) -Place on a platter and squeeze half a lime over the skewers. Serve and enjoy!
Turkey Bacon Burger
How to make a healthy and delicious bacon burger! INGREDIENTS: -1 pound of lean ground turkey -5 or 6 slices of your favorite bacon -1/4 cup panko -1/2 Tsp black pepper -1 Tsp garlic powder -1 Tsp onion powder -Low carb whole wheat wraps -A few slices of red onion -Handful of organic arugula FOR THE BACON AOLI: -1/2 cup greek yogurt -Crumbled bacon bits -1 Tsp garlic powder -1 to 2 Tbsp dijon mustard -1 Tbsp of brown sugar -The juice of half a lemon -Dash of salt INSTRUCTIONS: -Add the panko, black pepper, garlic and onion powders & bacon bits to your ground turkey in a bowl. -MIx them all together with your hands and form 4 patties -Place the burgers on the grill or a fry pan at medium heat -Cook all sides and cut in half and stand the burgers up to cook inside -Meanwhile you can make the sauce (pref the night before) -Add the garlic powder, bacon bits, dijon, salt, brown sugar and lemon juice to your greek yogurt in a small mixing bowl. Blend well. Refrigerate overnight if possible or for at least a few hours. -Then take your wrap and spread the aoli on the wrap. -Place a handful of arugula on the wrap. -Place two turkey burger halves - line them up in the wrap -Top burger with more aoli and a few red onion slices -Put the wrap together and serve!
French Onion Bacon Dip
Happy Father's Day! I used to eat regular ole French Onion Dip all the time with my Daddy. We have put a little twist to this classic dip by adding bacon! INGREDIENTS: -3-4 strips of bacon -1 onion -2 cups of sour cream (or greek yogurt) -1 Tsp of garlic powder -1 Tsp of smoked paprika -Pinch of salt -Some flat leaf parsley -Veggies or chips HOW TO MAKE: -Slice your bacon in little half inch pieces and fry them up -Leave bacon drippings in pan -Slice onion thinly -Begin to saute onions on med heat to begin carmelization process -Stir frequently, may take 20-30 minutes to carmelize -Meanwhile start dip, -Put 2 cups of sour cream in a bowl -Add the garlic powder, smoked paprika and some parsley -Mix -Add bacon - mix. -After 20 minuutes or so lower heat on onions. -Once onions are done, mix them into dip -Let set in fridge for at least 4 hours. -Garnish with more bacon and parsley and serve with veggies or chips!