So I'm reading Pigafetta Is My Wife, a book of poems by Joe Hall (for a good review of Pigafetta, go here). I'm loving the book on so many levels it's hard to keep this from turning into a glowing review, but as I was reading it I couldn't help thinking of pig's feet. I don't know why? I wanted to try and make a dish with pig's feet, but I also wanted to make something I would really like and something that goes along with the book's theme, a la my neighbor Rachel's blog, which has a concept I wish I could steal, and well, I kind of am for this post.
I'm making an Asia meets Latin meets America meets my fondness for bacon dish I call a SAABLT Wrap (which sounds like a car, but it's not, cause I checked first).
Spicy Asian Avocado Bacon Lettuce Tomato Wrap
1/2 lb Sliced bacon
1 Tomato, diced
1 Avocado, sliced
1/2 Onion, thinly sliced
Several whole leaves of romain lettuce
1/2 Lime, juiced
1 tbs Soy sauce
1 tsp Fish sauce
1-2 tsp Crushed red pepper
Light sour cream, to taste
First start by cleaning up all your veggies and getting them all prepped. In a pan, cook your bacon on low. When the fat starts collecting in the pan, add the onion, soy sauce, fish sauce (if you've never used fish sauce before, be prepared for a smell I can only compare to sex; no joke, it's pungent), and crushed red pepper. Keep the heat on low, stirring occasionally. When the bacon and onions start to brown add the lime juice. I just squeezed the lime right into the pan. Continue on low until the bacon is your desired texture. When it's finished, spread the sour cream on the lettuce leaves, adding the bacon mixture to one side and the tomatoes to the other, topping it off with the avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
Some Important Notes:
1. If you're going to season the bacon and onions while it's cooking like this, cooking on low is very important. The slower it cooks, the more flavor gets absorbed by the meat and the onions.
2. If you drink a beer with this meal, I recommend Carta Blanca (I'll explain why in another post).
3. I listened to angsty late 90's music while I cooked and had a great time doing it.
4. There wasn't a single cloud in the sky today. Not one.
5. I wish I would have put cheese on this but the name was already really long.