We made two traditional dry cure bacons - streaky belly bacon and back bacon
A favourite of mine for lunch is a chicory salad recipe using maple-cured back bacon
Best Beef Product: ASDA 'Extra Special' English Lionheart Beef Burgers 12: Best Pork/Pigmeat Product: Tesco Finest (Richard Woodall) Dry Cure Back Bacon
Independent retailer: Dukeshill Ham Company--Wiltshire Cure Back Bacon
Take 450g (1lb) lean pork mince and 75g (3oz) lean rashers dry cured back bacon
, finely chopped, and mix together.
Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp sunflower oil 8 good-quality pork or pork and apple sausages 2 rashers smoked back bacon
, chopped 1 red onion, sliced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 200g button mushrooms 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 250ml Newman's Own Original Sticky BBQ Sauce 2 tbsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley Crusty bread, to serve Method: 1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan or saute pan, with a lid, add the sausages and cook over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally or until lightly browned on all sides.
INGREDIENTS About 1 kilo of potatoes 1 red onion 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes 2 good handfuls of wild garlic 6 slices of dry cured back bacon
Good glug of olive oil Sprinkle of white wine vinegar Salt and pepper METHOD Wash and cut the potatoes into decent bite sized pieces and boil them in salted water until cooked.
Ready in 30 minutes, serves 4 500g dried spaghetti or other long pasta 250g broad beans, podded low-calorie cooking spray 8 back bacon
rashers, visible fat removed, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 3 large egg yolks* 100g quark salt and freshly ground black pepper mixed salad, to serve 1 Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the broad beans for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Cumberland Sausages, Less Than 3% Fat Low-calorie cooking spray 2 tomatoes, halved 200g button mushrooms, sliced or halved if large 1 onion, sliced into rings 4 back bacon
rashers, visible fat removed, cut into thick strips 2 eggs 400g can baked beans Salt and freshly ground black pepper Small handful of roughly chopped fresh parsley Preheat the grill to high.
Son Louie went for the buckwheat pancakes with back bacon
INGREDIENTS 2 pheasants 8 strips of back bacon
Salt and pepper 4tbsp rapeseed oil 200ml Port or Madeira 2tsp redcurrant jelly 250ml game stock (preferably made from the game carcass, though chicken will do) 120g butter 2 sprigs thyme 2 small shallots, halved 6 large parsnips, peeled, split METHOD 1.
It picKed up gold for its thicK and thin porK sausages, its porK and chorizo sausages, its gammon, its sweet home-cured bacK bacon
and its smoKed bacon.
Knitsley was awarded two gold awards (for its classic dry cured back bacon
and its home oak smoked back bacon
) two silvers (for its brine cured and its innovative 'saucy bacon'' which was cured in its own brown sauce preparation and also a bronze award.
For example, streaky bacon can be very fatty but back bacon
is leaner so this is a better shopping choice.
But the cheapest option - Asda's Smart Price back bacon
- was also a pig winner.