My blogging twin Ina made this delicious looking Dijon Herb Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin recipe recently at
It sounded so good I had to try it… only I didn’t have pork loin. I found veal at the supermarket and had that waiting for inspiration in the fridge, so I decided to use that instead.
Veal is not often available here, it is such a delicate tasting meat and a bit of a treat. I always feel a bit sad when we drive past fields in spring-time, and the little calves are in a pen on one side of the fence – their mamas on the other side – each side bellowing at the other… the babies waiting to be taken away…
It’s a very good thing I don’t have to kill my own meat – I would NEVER be able to do that (I bet I’d eat a lot of fish and shellfish though).
Ina is right about this recipe when she says it is deliciousness at its best! So simple to do, and so tasty – though I have to say that bacon-wrapped ANYTHING gets a big thumbs-up from me! The left-overs are GREAT for breakfast too (I love this caveman thing… :-))
And speaking of bacon – I tried making my own the other day. It is so easy – you get a piece of pork belly, take the skin off (which I didn’t do, but will next time), then you rub some herbs, spices and salt into the meat – put it into a ziplock bag and put it into the fridge. You turn the bag every day for 8 days, and you’re done! Soak the belly in cold water for a couple of hours (or you might find the bacon too salty), pat it dry with a clean tea-towel, slice it thinly and it’s ready to eat. So easy.
Your bacon will look brownish in colour because there are no chemicals to keep it looking pink.
I found it really hard to slice thinly, but there is nothing wrong with thick-cut bacon in my humble opinion 🙂
I’ve been lurking on the blog of two British boys recently. They’re as rude as hell, so if you’re completely unaware that boys think about sex ALLTHETIME! – don’t go here: http://www.modernpaleowarfare.com
Their recipes sound great (they’re also doing the paleo/primal thing), but they have an amazing knack of turning a recipe into pornography which I find hilarious (not sure what that says about me… not sure I WANT to know either – thank you :-))
Anyway the boys have a recipe for Bacon Jam – they call it Man Jam – it sounds a little strange and a lot delicious… I’m going to try making some this weekend… I’ll let you know how it goes…
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