Bacon and Mushroom Stacks

Bacon and mushroom stacks

The basis of this dish is a combination of some delicious, classic tastes – bacon, avo and mushroom… Just the thought makes my mouth water! It’s quick and easy to make, perfect for a weekend breakfast or light lunch or supper.

I’ve kept it very simple here, but you can add any number of optional extras that you happen to have on hand e.g. baked aubergine or peppers, egg, cheese or pesto. It will obviously just take a bit longer to prepare those extras if they need cooking. Depending on what you add, it can be very paleo/primal/banting-friendly but for those who like their carbs, feel free to put the whole stack on a burger bun, plain or toasted.

These quantities serve two for a light meal but the recipe is easily scalable if you simply increase the numbers of everything to serve more people. You could even serve it in do-it-yourself style, laying out bowls of the various ingredients, so people can choose what they want and stack it for themselves. Just make sure you have plenty of bacon on hand as that tends to go first!

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of bacon, preferably streaky
  • 1t butter
  • 4 large, brown mushrooms
  • ½ clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • Few leaves of rocket or other greens/herbs of preference

Optional extras:

  • Grilled or baked aubergine slices
  • Grilled or baked red or yellow pepper slices
  • Baked or sautéed onion
  • Egg – fried, poached or scrambled
  • Slices of cheese e.g. cheddar or emmentaler
  • Fried banana
  • Basil, rocket or coriander pesto
  • Burger buns
  • Anything else that takes your fancy and might work

Method

Grill the bacon until it’s crispy.

Grill the bacon

Crispy bacon

In the meantime, use a piece of kitchen towel or something similar to wipe any dirt off the mushrooms – I prefer not to wash them as they sometimes go slimy. Then chop off the stems (you can cook these too if you like and serve them on the side).

Clean the mushrooms

Heat some butter in a frying pan and add the mushrooms and garlic.

Mushrooms and garlic gently cooking

Cook gently on low heat, turning once, until the mushrooms are cooked through.

Cooked mushrooms

While the cooking is going on, peel and slice the avo and wash the rocket leaves.

Slice avo and wash rocket leaves

To assemble, place two mushrooms on a plate and layer on the avocado, rocket and bacon, along with any optional extras.

Serve hot.

Bacon and mushroom stacks

 

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© Alexandra Lawrence and Inspired Nourishment, 2015

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