Oven Baked Bacon

Loquat Glazed Bacon

Oven Baked Bacon
Photography by Nick Kern's Cell Phone

 

Well you may be wondering what a Loquat is, and it’s a sub-tropical Japanese plum type fruit.  It’s low in saturated fat and contains mental function helping manganese.  It has large brown seeds and a tangy flavor.  For this recipe the fruit is slowly simmered in a simple syrup with a dry white wine and glazed on to the bacon that’s crisped up in the oven.  You can potentially find Loquats in Asian markets but you’ll have the most luck finding them on trees in Los Angeles, and other parts of California, and also in the Southeast.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 -6 slice Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 3/4 Cup Loquats (Seeded & caps removed)
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Pepper

 

RECIPE

  1. Cut off the tops and bottoms of the Loquats
  2. Slice in half and remove the seeds
  3. Heat a sauce pan to medium high heat with the sugar and water
  4. When that comes to a boil add the seeded Loquat
  5. Reduce Heat to Medium Low to simmer
  6. Reduce liquid by 1/2 (about 10 mins)
  7. Preheat Oven to 400
  8. Get a baking sheet and put a baking rack on top of it, or the rack from your toaster oven
  9. Add your bacon to the baking sheet
  10. Put in the oven
  11. Add the White Wine to Loquat syrup
  12. Reduce liquid by 1/3 (about 5 mins)
  13. When the Syrup has thickened, put it in a food processor or blender
  14. Blend until smooth
  15. Remove bacon from oven
  16. Glaze top side with Loquat Syrup
  17. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes until starting to crisp
  18. Flip and glaze again
  19. Bake  5 – 7 minutes until crisp

 

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