My favorite party noshes are sweet and salty. I remember mom bringing a can of chocolate-covered potato chips to a Christmas gathering. I wondered how anything could possibly taste that good. Since then this flavorful duo has inspired me to whip up trays of bacon-wrapped dates and platters of figs broiled with almonds and goat cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Yum! It's a tasty match made in heaven.
I thought I'd reached the heights of this flavor combination until I saw the light. Last week an episode of Meat and Potatoes featured a food truck in Seattle that makes amazing burgers. What's so amazing? The two little words that just rocked my culinary world--Bacon Jam. I am not joking. My previous efforts seem amateurish compared to this sweet and salty summit.
I knew I had to try it--and soon. Fourth of July burgers with bacon jam. I searched the internet and found several recipes for this most excellent manna. I settled on a gem by Not Quite Nigella which is scrumptious, decadent, even intoxicating. Each bite is a new sensation of smokey, salty, sweet, maple flavor. Try it; you will love this stuff. In fact, I think I just settled on the perfect Christmas gift for my foodie friends and family members.
NQN's recipe was quite manageable. If you'd like to save time and effort yet still savor the flavor, order a jar from Skillet Street Food.