Thursday, July 29, 2010

Homage

Just had to show you this. Isn't it beautiful?

I took it out of the freezer, thinking it was a pound of ground beef that I would use to make burgers for dinner. Instead, when it had thawed and I unwrapped it, I remembered buying it at Baron's Meats in Alameda simply because I was charmed by this beautiful little display of the butcher's art.

Inside is a tail of beef filet, cunningly folded and wrapped in woven bacon and tied with string. Fifteen minutes in a 400 degree oven, a ten-minute rest on the counter and you have a perfect, medium rare roast with crispy bacon all around.

The dog went nuts as the aroma of smoky bacon filled the house. We gave her the platter to lick after dinner - we didn't have the heart not to give her a little taste. Must get back to Baron's soon to tell them what a treat it was for us all - and to buy another one.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Chilebrown said...

That is beautiful!

Thursday, July 29, 2010  
Blogger Greg said...

I want one of those for Christmas! A perfect bacon wrapped present.

Thursday, July 29, 2010  
Blogger namastenancy said...

If I were over there, I'd be down on the floor with Cora, begging my little heart out. Now, that's a thing of beauty and a treasure - for as long as it takes you to eat it. What did you have as a side dish?

Thursday, July 29, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

It certainly is pretty.

I think Chilebrown's gonna learn weaving so he can make one.

Thursday, July 29, 2010  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Wow, pretty meat. I've wrapped things in bacon but never woven it! That falls in the I'd buy it but not make it category :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, I knew that a guy like you would appreciate it.

Greg, and for your birthday, Father's Day, Old Maid Aunt's Day, whatever!

Nancy, I honestly can't recall the side dishes! Probably something green.

Cookiecrumb, either that or he's headed for Alameda. He knows the way.

Ms Mouse, I'm with you - I probably wouldn't go to the trouble to make it so pretty, but I couldn't resist it when someone clever did!

Friday, July 30, 2010  
Blogger kudzu said...

That's pornography -- and I love it.

Friday, July 30, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

While it isn't quite, the technical term for that is a Fatty. Most fatties have a handful of other ingredients inside, ground meat, cheese, peppers and whatever else they can think of. OH yeah baby!

xo, Biggles

Friday, July 30, 2010  
Blogger katiez said...

I bet you were so disappointed that you didn't get your burgers! Oh well, sometimes one must just make do... LOL

Friday, July 30, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kudzu, ha ha, yes, it's luscious, isn't it?

Biggles, that's the perfect name for something like this. I'll have to dream up some additional fatties, although I can't imagine that they will look as perfect as this one.

Katiez, not exactly a hardship, was it? I love mistakes like this!

Friday, July 30, 2010  

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