Saturday, March 03, 2012


3 - 7.5 oz cans of wild-caught Alaskan salmon, drained
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 of a white onion, chopped
1 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons homemade mayo
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1.5 teaspoon dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons dill pickle juice or lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 egg white
8 oz bacon
tartar sauce

In a small skillet, saute the onion in butter until soft and translucent. Add pine nuts and stir frequently until pine nuts are starting to turn light brown (be careful as they will burn easily). Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once cooled, dump onion mixture into food processor. Add mayo, Parmesan cheese, egg white, dijon, Old Bay seasoning, and all other seasonings to food processor. Pulse until well mixed and chopped. Add canned salmon and give a few pulses (if you pulse too much, the consistency will get very smooth instead of slightly chunky). Stir if necessary to ensure mixture is well-combined. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or preferably several hours (overnight would be fine as well).

Cut bacon in half (so the slices are half as long). Scoop 3 tablespoonos salmon mixture onto each slice of bacon, and wrap tightly. Place into glass baking dish (you will need either two 8X8 square baking dish, or one 9X13 dish). Bake in 325 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes, turning once to allow bacon to crisp on top and bottom. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with tartar sauce.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sarah Smith, Nourished and Nurtured, February 6, 2011

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