The food star of our Beachy Blues Buffet event, was our son's infamous Bacon Bomb! We didn't have a pit dug to roast a pig, which would have been a lot of fun, so we asked Alex if he would make his "Bacon Bomb"! A few of the neighbors who were attending had heard about this concoction and always wanted to try it. Alex wouldn't tell me all of his secret ingredients but he agreed to let me photograph the steps involved!
First, Alex wove a mat of bacon using strips that are similar in length, width and thickness. Then he spread ground pork over the woven mat of bacon.
He sprinkled spices which included dry mustard, onion powder, garlic salt, steak seasoning,
and other secret spices over the pork mat.
Alex cut long chunks of sharp cheddar cheese and lay them in the middle. He topped the chunks of cheese with his secret cranberry/ bacon bit reduction sauce and was ready to roll!
Carefully, he pulled the far side toward him . . .
. . . and rolled and rolled until it was all tight.
He secured the ends with toothpicks
He prepared four bacon bombs for our buffet,
using the sharp cheddar cheese in two, and crumbled blue cheese in two.
Next, the top chef in the making deglazed the pan from the cranberry/bacon bits,
using apple juice . . .
. . . to make a sauce to spread over the bombs.
The 'bacon bombs' cook with indirect heat in a smoker.
After six hours in the smoker, the 'Bacon Bombs" are done!
Just slice and serve - succulent!
How could they be anything but good with all those ingredients?!
We served some rolls in case some guests wanted to make a sandwich out of the pork creation, with tropical fruit and mixed greens salads.
We figured we needed to round out the meal with something light and healthy!