Bakin’ With Bacon and Teddy

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Greetings Bacon Fans!   It’s me – with another recipe for you!

Today I have to tell you all that I’m going to be using recipes from a FAB book that THE ROYAL MOM’s friend Miss Ellen gave her when Mom and Dad were in Maine on vacation last week.  They met up with Miss Ellen and her husband for a cruise about Kittery Trading Post AND lunch and they usually exchange “goodie bags”.    The wonderful book “BACON NATION” by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama was in Mom’s goodie bag!!  Imagine how excited I was to see that when Mom and Dad got home.     So today’s recipe is from that book and Miss Ellen – MOM AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT SO MUCH……………………….BIG HELP.

This recipe has all the stuff my Mom and Dad love – curry, broccoli, bacon, raisins and of course – BACON.   OOPS – I guess I said that twice – well I do love the stuff!

 

Curried Broccoli Salad With Bacon

INGREDIENTS

4 slices bacon cut into 1/2″ wide pieces

Olive oil (if necessary)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR white wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

salt and pepper

4 cups uncooked bite-size broccoli florets

1/4 cup minced red onion

2 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (optional – we didn’t use them!)

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Cook the bacon in a skillet until browned and crisp.  Transfer bacon to paper towel to drain setting aside 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in a large bowl.   If you don’t have enough bacon fat – use some olive oil.
  2.  Add mayo, honey, vinegar and curry powder to the bacon fat in the bowl and whisk until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir to coat the florets evenly with the dressing – add the onion, raisins, sunflower seeds and drained bacon and stir to combine.   Taste for seasoning adding salt/pepper if needed.

If you use frozen broccoli instead of fresh obviously you have to let the florets thaw first!    If you can let this salad sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving it will give it time to pick up all that yummy flavor in the dressing!

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!

Thank you again Miss Ellen and Mr. David for gifting the bacon recipe book to Mom……………………..I’m sure we’ll find lots of great recipes to share with everyone who tunes in on Saturday to see what’s up in MY kitchen!!

Bacon – the perfect food (haha)   

Hugs, Teddy

 

40 responses »

  1. Oh, wow, LOVE broccoli…er…mama loves broccoli and she says that if you cook that a little bit more, making the pieces of things quite small, it will be GREAT on penne.

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  2. Great and thoughtful present from Ellen! She knows how we love bacon and “Bakin’ with Bacon” … and you Teddy! Broccoli is my favorite vegetable. This looks and sounds very good. I’d probably keep the roasted sunflower seeds in because we love sunflower seeds. I like the idea of cooking the brocs a bit and putting the ingredients on penne OR farfalle,,, two meals in one recipe!
    Good Morning!!!!

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  3. I am so glad you are enjoying the book. My kitties sure are enjoying all the goodies you gave them. This looks really good. I am going to make this for a Thanksgiving side dishes and substitute craisins for raisins. Have a great day. XO

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  4. What a nice gift. This sounds good but; I would have to leave the raisins out. I can eat them seperate but; not in anything. LOL. Have a nice day. 51 and sunny.

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  5. That looks like a tasty salad, but Mom says she might have to cut WAY back on the curry – not a favorite of hers. But the bacon and broccoli are definitely hits.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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