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This delicious recipe is courtesy of Maricel Presilla of Cucharamama restaurant.

The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 3099

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Score the slab bacon on the meat side; set aside.

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  • Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add dried peppers to skillet and toast lightly for 3 to 4 seconds on each side. Transfer toasted chiles to a medium bowl. Cover with hot water and let stand until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Transfer peppers to the jar of a blender or bowl of a food processor, along with olive oil, garlic, cumin, oregano, aniseed, paprika, orange juices, guava preserves or honey, sherry, brown loaf sugar, and salt; blend until smooth.

  • Place bacon in a 2-inch deep baking pan. Pour the chile mixture over bacon and rub thoroughly until fully coated. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the center. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and add 1/4 cup water to dish. Cover baking dish tightly with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil. Transfer baking dish to oven and bake for 1 hour. Continue baking and basting bacon, until golden brown and fork tender, about 20 minutes more.

  • Transfer bacon to a large cutting board and cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces. Serve immediately with Guatemalan red cabbage relish or Mendoza's fresh corn polenta; garnish with cacao nibs, if desired.

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Rating: Unrated
06/06/2008
I was pleased to watch this wonderful episode. A little dissapointed with this choice of recipe to represent a Latin American signature dish. There are so many healthy and organic choices in our list of recipies that would have sent a better message of our eating habits. A wonderful opportunity was wasted. Sweet lady, wrong choice!