Grilled Balsamic-Molasses Bacon

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Tie fresh rosemary sprigs to the handle of a wooden spoon with garden sisal or kitchen string, and use as an aromatic basting brush for the bacon.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour


Ingredients

  • 14 (8-inch) wooden skewers
  • 6 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 14 thick applewood-smoked bacon slices
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 250° to 300° (low) heat.
  2. 2. Stir together molasses and next 2 ingredients. Thread 1 bacon slice onto each skewer.
  3. 3. Grill bacon, covered with grill lid, 15 to 18 minutes or until bacon begins to brown, turning every 6 minutes. Baste with half of molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs as a brush; grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes. Turn bacon, and baste with remaining molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve bacon immediately.
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