Grilled Balsamic-Molasses Bacon


Ingredients

  • 14 (8-inch) wooden skewers
  • 6 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 14 thick applewood-smoked bacon slices
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 250° to 300° (low) heat.
  2. 2. Stir together molasses and next 2 ingredients. Thread 1 bacon slice onto each skewer.
  3. 3. Grill bacon, covered with grill lid, 15 to 18 minutes or until bacon begins to brown, turning every 6 minutes. Baste with half of molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs as a brush; grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes. Turn bacon, and baste with remaining molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve bacon immediately.

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