Peach, Raspberry & Watercress Salad with Five-Spice Bacon
To prepare bacon: Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring often, until crisp and browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with tongs or a slotted spoon. Pour the fat out of the pan (discard when cool).Advertisement
Return the pan to high heat; add port, wine, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, garlic cloves and 1 1/2 teaspoons five-spice powder. Bring to a boil. Add the bacon and cook, stirring often, until the sauce is almost completely reduced, sticky and coating the bacon, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat.
To prepare salad: Mix shallot, vinegar, oil, syrup, five-spice powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in raspberries, crushing slightly with the back of the spoon. Add peaches, watercress and radicchio and toss to coat. Serve the salad topped with the glazed bacon. Garnish with flaky sea salt, if desired.
1 high-fat protein, 1/2 other carb, 1/2 veg, 1 1/2 fat, 1 fruit