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Sunday, 20 November 2011
WW Coconut Bacon
Coconut Bacon before when I made this Bean and Buckwheat Facon. It didn't appeal. Then Lisa (and other bloggers) raved about the CLT (Coconut Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich) at New Day Rising. Now I want to go there but I don't eat out much and the place looks unsuitable for a toddler. When I saw the picture of Vegan Fox in the Snow's sandwich with tomato, avocado and coconut bacon, I had to try it.
read that you can leave it marinating in the fridge for a few days and when cooked, keep it in an airtight container.
pea and lentil salad with the meal. It was wonderful with some flakes of coconut bacon sprinkled on top. More on the lunch later. It has been a busy weekend. Meanwhile I have more facon marinating in the fridge and look forward to frying it up.
I am sending this coconut bacon to Ricki for her Wellness Weekends.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe
This time last year: WHB Cauliflower Tart
This time two years ago: Polenta Pizza People
This time three years ago: Chocolate Cake, Creative Control and Climate Change
Coconut Bacon (Facon)
Adapted from VegWeb via Vegan Fox in the Snow
3 handfuls of flaked coconut (about 80-100g)
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water (optional - only add if you need more liquid)
2 tsp liquid smoke (or 1 tsp smoked paprika)
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
Mix coconut flakes with other ingredients. I found there was a little extra liquid so I added a little more coconut to soak it up (it didn't get soaked up when I left it to marinate for a while). Spray non stick saucepan with oil and fry over medium heat until just slightly charred around the edges. Recipes say you can also heat in a low oven until crisp but I haven't found advice on timing. Cool on kitchen paper. Great for garnishing salads, soups and sandwiches.
NOTE: I bought the coconut flakes at the organics stall at the Queen Vic market in Melbourne (beside the egg stall). They were displaying packets at the counter so I bought some on a whim.
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