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Scallops with Bacon Jam topping

Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I made scallops with a Bacon Jam topping from H.E.B. grocery stores.  This is a great topping, and they say it is excellent on chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.  I can tell you it is great on scallops.  It has a slight sweet taste, but not overbearing at all and a baconish flavor.  If you're in the HEB shopping area, I recommend you give it a try.

Cooking the scallops on the Mini in butter and olive oil.

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Pouring the Bacon Jam on the scallops.

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Plated on top of a Spinach / Mandarin Orange Salad with a Balsamic Vinegairette . (Recipe follows)

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  • 8 cups Baby Spinach

  • ¼ cup Almonds, slivered, toasted

  • 4 Manderin Oranges, supremed, wedged

  • 1 small Red onion, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons Orange juice, fresh

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Agave nectar

  • ¼ teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt

  • ½ teaspoon Soy Sauce

1.Mix together the orange juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, agave, poppy seeds, salt and soy sauce.
2.Slice red onions and place in water for 10 minutes, or in the marinade if using for leftovers.

3.For each serving, plate baby spinach, scatter orange segments and onion, douse with dressing and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

4.Serves 4
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Comments

  • BGE4LifeBGE4Life Posts: 34
    That looks really tasty!!!!!!  Love the plating!!!
  • ha! we bought some earlier today. beat me to the punch. Glad to hear it's good.

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    That plating looks like it is for a White House Dinner for Heads of State.
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Wow, what a coincidence, C-T.  Try it on a different meat and post your find.  


    Thanks for the other two comments.  
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    edited June 2012
    Very nice cook and plating.  
    ? HD or C-TS, recipe says to place red onions in H2O for 10 min...it that to take the sulfur edge off the onion? If you use a sweet onion would that step be necessary?
    Great minds think alike or fools seldom differ, whichever :-).   We just picked up a jar at CM for the family cook this weekend.  
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    AE, yes, soaking the red onion in water leaches out the sulfur compounds and, therefore, takes out the "bite".  That wouldn't be needed with a sweet onion.  But, the red color is so nice with that salad.

    Interesting about CM.  My normal HEB was out of the Bacon Jam, so I went to CM.  The lady there said they don't carry it .. only HEB.  Sooooo, I went to another HEB to get it.  She obviously was wrong.
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • Wow, what a coincidence, C-T.  Try it on a different meat and post your find.  


    Thanks for the other two comments.  
    I wasn't going to do scallops....but I thought it was funny my wife brought it home same day and we were looking for something fun to do with it to post. I guess i should assume that when bacon shows up in jam that you better act quick if you want to get one over on this crew!




    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Howdy- For some reason, I didn't even see that you were OP on this until just now. Now I know I was way late :)


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Very nice cook and plating.  
    ? HD or C-TS, recipe says to place red onions in H2O for 10 min...it that to take the sulfur edge off the onion? If you use a sweet onion would that step be necessary?
    Great minds think alike or fools seldom differ, whichever :-).   We just picked up a jar at CM for the family cook this weekend.  



    I learned that right here with you.had no idea about the red oinion. Not sure what I'm going to do with this stuff yet, but now I know I'd better bring my A game (and go buy some new plates) :))
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    I learned that right here with you.had no idea about the red oinion. Not sure what I'm going to do with this stuff yet, but now I know I'd better bring my A game (and go buy some new plates) :))
    Just a reminder you realy only need one good plate for the money shot :D
  • I learned that right here with you.had no idea about the red oinion. Not sure what I'm going to do with this stuff yet, but now I know I'd better bring my A game (and go buy some new plates) :))
    Just a reminder you realy only need one good plate for the money shot :D
    Then I'll need to go buy a new plate :))


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    My wife buys dishes like some women buy hair spray.   :((
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,617

    Beeee---ahhh---yuuu---tee---full!!  I am gonna have to check CM this weekend to see if that have it. Think it would go well on charbroiled oysters?

    SG - do you mean only one good plate? Or one nicely plated up? You can see where we always "try" and get a nice plated up shot, but you should see the other plate where its all dumped on. Mrs. G usually gets the "nice" plate.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146

    Think it would go well on charbroiled oysters?


    I'm sure it would.  I'd bet your Egg on it.   :D
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • My wife buys dishes like some women buy hair spray.   :((
    Mine too. Guess I better rummage around in the cabinet(s) she keeps her booty....er, I mean plates


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Wonderful recipe and gorgeous plating. Haven't seen plating that nice since someone elses posts a while back :-\"
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    HD said "told CM did not carry it and found the bacon jam at HEB". That is my biggest complaint about HEB/CM sometimes it is there when you return another time the item has vanished....but then you see it at another HEB. It is ridicoulos
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    HD said "told CM did not carry it and found the bacon jam at HEB". That is my biggest complaint about HEB/CM sometimes it is there when you return another time the item has vanished....but then you see it at another HEB. It is ridicoulos
    lol.  They want you to visit both stores. :-q
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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