Bacon and Tomato Confit Recipe

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By Christina Cannon

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Café on the Corner

Benton’s Bacon Tomato Confit Sauce

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup bacon fat

1 1/2 cups onion, diced

1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped

12-16 grape tomatoes

2 cups fresh made chicken stock

4 oz. Benton’s bacon lardons

1/4 cup fresh made pesto

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Directions

In a medium saucepan, heat bacon fat, cooking slowly until browned. Add diced onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, being careful not to let it burn. Add tomatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes or until they begin to pop. Add chicken stock, lardons, and pesto and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Ruth Oehmig, owner of Café on the Corner and her chef

 

“Our Benton’s Bacon Tomato Confit Sauce is very earthy and smoky, and it has been on our menu since we opened 11 years ago. We serve it on everything from a grilled chicken sandwich and seared salmon to roasted gulf oysters and grit cakes with eggs.” – Ruth Oehmig, Owner

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Benton's Bacon Tomato Confit Sauce on Chicken from Café on the Corner

Benton's Bacon Tomato Confit Sauce

Café on the Corner
Course Sauce
Cuisine French

Equipment

  • Medium saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup bacon fat
  • 1 ½ cups onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 12-16 grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh made chicken stock
  • 4 oz Benton's bacon lardons
  • ¼ cup fresh made pesto
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, heat bacon fat, cooking slowly until browned.
  • Add diced onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes or until they begin to pop.
  • Add chicken stock, lardons, and pesto and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper.

Notes

“Our Benton’s Bacon Tomato Confit Sauce is very earthy and smoky, and it has been on our menu since we opened 11 years ago. We serve it on everything from a grilled chicken sandwich and seared salmon to roasted gulf oysters and grit cakes with eggs.” – Ruth Oehmig, Owner
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