I made yakisoba for dinner tonight, but, it had to be at least partially cooked over a live fire. What to do?
Well, I decided to go Fusion-style and grab a few different elements of flavor. Tofu was crusted with a Simply Marvelous Sweet and Spicy rub crust, the bacon was made onto bacon candy, some nifty herbal work fusing pesto with Japanese herbs, and a few shiitake mushrooms and peppers.
For the bacon candy, a standard amongst many BBQ enthusiasts snack recipes, I took thick cut bacon and liberally coated with a mix of Simply Marvelous Sweet and Spicy along with 5-Spice powder, cinnamon and some turbinado sugar. This was smoked for an hour at 300F. The tofu recieved a similar treatment with some added kosher salt. This went on with the bacon candy.
This dish had some pretty good punch, the borrowed elements of using fresh red peppers and raw garlic gave it some real heat on the tongue, and lips as well. The tofu and mushrooms provided the savory counter balance to the heat along with the fatty sweetness of the bacon candy. Each flavor distinct yet balanced, each bite changing with how the elements are combined on the fork.