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Bacon and BBQ

By posted July 3rd, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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If you are like me and bacon is pretty much its own food group in your diet than this article is written for you!  Today we explore the different ways of incorporating bacon into your barbecue routine.  When using bacon many people have a tendency to stay within their comfort zone, but today let’s break through this barrier with some great new methods of including it in your routine.

Bacon wrapped anything

I am sure most of you are familiar with bacon wrapped filet minion, but did you know you can pretty much wrap anything with it and grill for a delicious dish?  Some examples of foods that pair well with bacon include: scallops, dates, apricots, chicken,  asparagus, and sausage.

Grilling Technique: You can find a lot of recipes online that might vary, but essentially it is as easy as wrapping a strip around whatever food you are going to grill and securing with a toothpick.  Bacon is fairly fatty, so you will want to adjust your burners to medium heat before grilling to avoid flare ups.

Recipes to try: Bacon wrapped scallops, Bacon wrapped date

Bacon stuffed anything 

You can stuff anything from bell peppers to hamburgers to Portobello mushrooms with bacon.

Grilling Technique: The key is to be able to meld the flavours with the rest of the stuffing recipe.  If you are adding it pre-cooked to the recipe, you can use the bacon fat to pan fry the rest of the ingredients for the stuffing (ex. onions).  If you are adding it raw to the recipe, you will need to grill the “stuffed” dish until the bacon is cooked through – so it is recommended to grill on medium-low with the lid closed until ready for the most even cooking.

Recipes to try: Stuffed mushrooms and peppers, Bacon, onion and cheese stuffed burger

Bacon Shish Kabobs

How do you take a BBQ favourite like shish kabobs and make it better?  By adding bacon of course!  Any shish kabob recipe can be spruced up with this special addition, as well as it can be enjoyed on a stick on its own!  Trust me, your guests will thank you!

Grilling technique:   You can do bacon on shish kabobs in two way.  First you can take your shish kabob ingredients, wrap them up, and place it in on the skewer, or you can  simplify and stick a few rolled up pieces on a skewer, grill, and enjoy!

Recipes to try: Chicken and bacon shish kabob, Grilled bacon skewers

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