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Green Beans with Bacon Gravy

Monterrey Jack White Potatoe Au Gratin with Green Beans and Bacon Gravy

Monterrey Jack White Potato Au Gratin with Green Beans and Bacon Gravy

Bacon, bacon, bacon — one definate way to get a kick out of green beans. The following recipe is a savory side dish that could be served with just about anything.

Ingredients:

12 oz Fresh Green Beans
6 slices bacon
2 eggs, well beaten
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Green Beans with Bacon Dressing

Green Beans with Bacon Dressing

Simmer green beans in a saucepan over medium heat for 30-40 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.

Place bacon in a medium skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove crumble and set aside.

In a medium bowl beat together the eggs, vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Cook in the bacon drippings over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened about 10-15 minutes.

Pour hot dressing mixture over beans and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Shrimp Rice

A really tasty dish, fairly easy to make.

Ingredients:

6 Scallops
6 Strips Bacon
Salt (Sea Salt is preferable)
Fresh ground pepper
Paprika
Olive oil
1/2 pound shrimp (30-40 count), shelled and deveined
1/2 Green bell pepper
1/2 Red bell pepper
1/2 White onion
2 Jalapenos peppers
2 Serrano peppers
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Cup white rice
2 Cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons of Louisiana style hot sauce (Tabasco recommended)

Directions:

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Shrimp Rice

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Shrimp Rice

For the rice. Chop onion and bell peppers each vegetable should yield about 1/2 cup. Remove the seeds and veins from jalapenos and Serrano’s, then chop. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add rice and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid burning the rice. Add bell peppers, onion, jalapeno, Serrano and garlic to rice cook for 3-4 more minutes for vegetables to soften. Again stirring frequently. Add hot sauce and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12 minutes. Add shrimp on top of rice cover and simmer for 6 more minutes. This will steam cook the shrimp. Shrimp is done when it is pink and firm. Remove from heat and mix the shrimp in with the rice.

Preheat oven broiler. Wrap the scallops with bacon and secure with a toothpick such that the toothpick extrudes on both sides.. In a shallow baking sheet, place the scallops and drizzle each with olive oil. Lightly season each scallop with salt, pepper and paprika. Place under the broiler and cook for 6-7 minutes. Remove and turn the scallops, this should be made simple by using both ends of each toothpick and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook for 6-7 more minutes until bacon is cooked through.

Plate the rice in a bed covering each plate about 1/2 inch thick. Add scallops and serve.

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