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4 Oct

Bacon Asparagus Salad with Roasted Garlic & Chicken

Mark’s Daily Apple reader Shannon submitted this Primal Blueprint recipe video as her entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest. This is one in a series of recipe videos, workout videos, Grokfeasts and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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  1. Hi,

    I’m new to the whole “Primal” thing and I have a simple question about bacon.

    How much bacon do you eat /day? or /week?

    How much is too much bacon?



    David wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • That is a darn good question! In our house we probably go through 2lbs a week. Used for breakfast and in many cases added to different recipes for flavor and fat!

      I am sure there is a point were the salt content and cured nature will get to much. But I am not sure what the point is. Search on MDA and I am sure Mark has written about this before!

      Joanne - The Real Food Mama wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • I probably include it in meals 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes just a little bit crumbled up for extra flavor.

      Shannon wrote on October 4th, 2011
      • Shannon, that was by far one of the BEST tasting meals ive had in a long time that cost me less than an hour to put together! the sweetness of the roasted garlic, saltiness of the bacon and the crunch of the asparagus! AMAZING!! this will certainly become a staple of my growing “primal” cookbook!

        steve wrote on October 4th, 2011
  2. Suggestion. For Super fast prep, cook your bacon in the oven first (10-12 min for thin bacon) in your chicken pan while your garlic is cooking. Then take some of the bacon fat and drizzle into your saute pan. leave remaining fat in your bacon pan for cooking chicken.

    Even better is to pound your chicken flatter and use a larger pan for fast cooking.

    Theresa wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • Good suggestions, thanks!

      Shannon wrote on October 4th, 2011
  3. Great!!! Another good way to make chicken easier to eat! I really like the addition of the roasted garlic!! NOM NOM!!

    I second the idea of pounding the chicken out too, not only does that decrease the cooking time, but you tenderize the meat too!

    Awesome recipe!!

    Joanne - The Real Food Mama wrote on October 4th, 2011
  4. It looks like the bacon is burnt. (Acrylamide causes cancer)

    Joske wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • I noticed it looked that way too when I saw the footage, but it wasn’t.

      Shannon wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • That’s probably YouTube. The blacks on YouTube are muddled (likely the compression) and the brightness is usually muted. Add to that the way prosumer cameras have a narrow range of blacks and there you have it.

      Brad C. Hodson wrote on October 4th, 2011
    • I’m pretty sure acrylamides only occur in starchy carbs.

      ryan wrote on October 4th, 2011
  5. You had me at bacon, asparagus, garlic, and chicken.

    Duncan wrote on October 4th, 2011
  6. Awesome recipe – I love roasted garlic!

    Fox wrote on October 5th, 2011
  7. This was FANTASTIC, my wife and i just loved it – some suggested pan frying the chicken but if you bake it it holds more flavor i find. Normally my wife doesnt like chicken dishes but she took seconds of this and the leftovers to work the next day!


    Joel McLean wrote on October 5th, 2011
  8. bacon and garlic and chicken and asparagus??

    I already had dinner, but now I’m hungry.

    Marcia @Frugal Healthy Simple wrote on October 5th, 2011

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