If you've been following my blog for even a short amount of time, you probably know how much I love Sriracha. I liberally douse it on things like eggs and asian foods. Yesterday I thought, "sriracha glaze on bacon"? So I headed to the kitchen and mixed up a quick brown sugar and sriracha concoction to brush on thick slices of hickory smoked bacon that I got from Zaycon (more about Zaycon and their amazing farm direct meats here). Wow, the sweet heat of the glaze on that tasty bacon was so incredibly good - I just had to make it again today.
To make the glaze, combine equal parts sriracha and light brown sugar.
Brush the glaze on the top of thick-cut bacon that has been placed on a rack suspended over a half sheet pan.
Pop the sheet pan in the bottom third of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Watch the bacon so it doesn't burn.
Transfer the bacon to a hot cast iron skillet and cook until the bottom side of the bacon crisps up a bit.
Glazed Sriracha Bacon
makes 6 slices
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400F and place rack in lower third of oven.
Place bacon slices in a single layer on rack suspended over half sheet pan.
In a small bowl, combine light brown sugar and sriracha; brush on top side of bacon.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Transfer bacon to cast iron skillet over high heat until bottom of bacon is crisp.