Bacon is a great insulator for grilled meats. In this salmon recipe, it not only prevents the fish from sticking to a grill, it lends structure, keeping it from falling apart. Click here for recipe.
If you’ve ever “accidentally” spilled maple syrup on your bacon at breakfast, I don’t need to tell you how well crisp smoky bacon and nutty maple syrup go together. Add to that some whole grain mustard and bright lemon zest and you have the makings for some wonderfully complex flavors from only a handful of ingredients. These all come together into a glaze that coats the bacon wrapped salmon, caramelizing on the grill to create a crisp, sweet and savory shell that keeps the salmon moist while giving it a big boost in the flavor department.