Bakin’ With Bacon, the King, and a Guest!

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Greetings From Baconia!   It’s Your King AND a Guest Chef Today!

Yes I have a guest with me in the kitchen and it’s someone a lot of you already know – my buddy from Friends Furever – RAZ!    His Mom found a yummy bacon recipe for me to pass on to all of you so I thought I’d invite Raz to help me whip this up on a “trial run”for you.

BLT Sushi

INGREDIENTS
10 slices bacon
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 c. chopped tomatoes
1/2 avocado, diced
1 c. shredded romaine
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and place a wire rack over a large baking sheet. Place 5 slices bacon side by side. Lift one end of every other bacon slice and place another bacon slice on top of the lifted pieces. Lay slices back. Next, lift opposite bacon slices back and place a bacon slice on top. Lay slices back down. Repeat weaving process until you have a bacon weave of 5 strips by 5 strips. Set bacon weave on prepared baking sheet.    (I know this sounds complicated but it really isn’t – try this “weaving” with bits of ribbon or paper first until you get the hang of it!   It makes a PERFECT “wrap” for the contents in this recipe!)
  2. Bake until bacon is cooked but still pliable, 20 minutes.  (This is important – pliable means the bacon is not crisp and stiff – otherwise you will have trouble rolling it after contents are in!!)
  3. Pat bacon weave with paper towels to drain fat and transfer to a piece of plastic wrap (it helps with rolling!)
  4. Spread mayo on top of bacon weave in a thin layer, then top bottom third of bacon weave with tomatoes and avocado. Sprinkle romaine all over and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Starting from the bottom, tightly roll, then slice crosswise into “sushi rolls”.

Here’s what the “bacon weave” looks like after it’s cooked – still not too crispy to “bend” for a roll – AND this is a bigger bacon weave than we are doing for this recipe – you only have five strips by five strips of bacon and this one has 7 but you get the idea……   

Here’s what it looks like after rolling and slicing:

Oh boy oh boy oh boy…………..Raz this is really super easy AND super delicious don’t you think?????

Thanks a whole bunch for helping me out with this recipe today Raz…………….and please, give your Mom a big hug from THE KING will you?    It was great that she thought this would be a good recipe to share…………she was RIGHT!

Sorry guy – we used all the bacon we had for the sushi!

It’s GOOD to be King and it’s nice to have a Guest Chef too!

 

37 responses »

  1. So basically, you’re using this like nori … love the concept and am now wondering if I can use the bamboo mat I use to make sushi. BTW, if you make sushi, check to see if your rolling mat fits in a gallon size zip bag – mine does and really improves clean up.

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    • Oh the bag idea is fabulous – wish I’d thought of that. We have sushi once in a while at home rather than out and the mat is a tough thing to clean usually but the bag is briliant. As for this bacon weave as a nori-substitute, you’re right – it’s just important not to have the bacon super duper crispy or it won’t “bend” right! It’s really good too.

      THanks for the hint……
      Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

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  2. Whoa! I get it. The bacon works like a wrap. Mom gets a BLT on a wrap all the time, but we have never seen a wrap MADE OUT OF BACON! So clever.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. Wow…Mom thought this was going to have fish since the title had sushi in it. She is super happy it doesn’t. One of her favorite sandwiches is BLT with avocado. She doesn’t like bacon that isn’t crisp, so she may just have to keep making it the old-fashioned way, but this is a fun take on the original. Super fun to see Raz helping out. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • Raz’s Mom found this recipe and we thought maybe Raz would like to visit the Castle kitchen to help me make it. The bacon can’t be crispy or it would break but it can be CLOSE to crispy and still work. It’s utterly delicious!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. That sounds delicious, but as you know, I am trying to keep off the bacon, especially after hearing about my gall bladder.

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