Florida Outdoor Kitchens and Bacon

Florida Outdoor Kitchens and Bacon… Just about everybody likes Bacon

Few foods have earned the enduring love and devotion over the years that bacon has.  Wild boar was first domesticated in the ancient Middle East as early as 13,000 B.C., but the meat was far different than the pork products of today.  Originally, the word “bacon” referred to any pork product, but around the 17th Century, it became to mean the cut of meat from the belly.  Hernando de Soto is considered the “father of the American Pork Industry” for bringing 13 pigs to the New World in 1539 and growing that herd to 700 in a mere 3 years.  

In the U.S., more than 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced each year to satisfy the bacon lust of Americans who love to eat it with eggs for breakfast, in sandwiches for lunch, wrapped around scallops for an appetizer, on a burger for dinner, and even in an ice cream sundae for dessert.  It’s difficult to imagine any meal that wouldn’t be made more delicious with a little bacon!

 And the best news of all?  You can cook bacon on your Paradise grill!

Grilled Bacon

Photo courtesy of Grill Junkie Guy

Whether you’re going to incorporate it into your favorite recipe or eat it plain, cooking bacon on your grill is a great way to take your bacon up a notch.  If you prefer thinner bacon, it’s perfectly acceptable to cook it in a frying pan on your Paradise grill side-burner as it tends to burn too quickly on the grill, but if you like thick bacon, grilling it creates a deep flavor that you won’t soon forget and because it’s not cooking in its own grease, you won’t get that heavy greasiness that you would by cooking it in a pan and your bacon will remain crisp and delicious.  Follow Grill Junkie Guy’s instructions here for the best-grilled bacon!

 

Chicken Bacon Hawaiian Kabobs

Florida Outdoor Kitchens

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These delectable kabobs are simple enough to make on a busy weeknight and sumptuous enough for your next outdoor dinner party.  They can be assembled and marinated ahead of time, and they cook in less than 10 minutes on your grill.  

 

Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs with Coleslaw

Florida Outdoor Kitchens

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Wrapping your boring old hot dogs in bacon and topping it with a fresh, tangy slaw will make your taste buds sing with delight!  This quick recipe from Pretty Prudent couldn’t be simpler or more delicious.

 

Sweet Apple, Maple, Bacon, and Brie Grilled Cheese

Florida Outdoor Kitchens

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Sure you could use your Paradise grill side burner to make this mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwich, but why not cook it right on your grill?  Make sure to butter the outsides of your bread well and keep your burners on low and you’ll get the meltiest, tastiest grilled cheese sandwich ever!  Add your own ingredients (don’t forget the bacon!) or follow the above recipe here.  

 

Candied Bacon

Florida Outdoor Kitchens

Photo courtesy of grilljunkieguy.com

Candied bacon is the best thing since sliced bread.  It’s sweet and savory goodness is delicious alone as an appetizer, a snack, or why not chop it up and serve it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream?  Your guests will be amazed and delighted!  Get the incredible recipe here.  

Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore.  It’s an easy way to add intense flavor to any recipe, so whether you’re serving a party of fifty or making dinner for one, it’s time to bring home the bacon and fire up your Paradise grill!

 

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