BLT lovers unite! April marks BLT Month and to celebrate, duBreton, the all-Canadian farming trailblazer and North America’s number one producer of Certified Humane Raised and Handled (Certified Humane) pork, has partnered with Chef Mike Ward to transform the classic BLT sandwich into an elevated masterpiece of deliciousness and is encouraging Canadians to do the same, for the chance to win a trip for two to Quebec Bacon Fest on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
The BLT has been a classic sandwich for generations, featuring the three core ingredients: bacon, lettuce and tomato. This beloved sandwich offers a blank canvas for Canadian foodies to go beyond the BLT basics and get creative, whether it is with a unique homemade mayo, an accent of cheese or a creamy avocado spread. The possibilities are endless!
Think you have the Best BLT recipe? From April 10 to 30, duBreton is challenging you to get creative and submit your unique BLT recipe to BestBLT.com. Then, from May 1 to 10, everyone is invited to vote to for the two Best BLT finalists. Each finalist will win the ultimate bacon lover’s prize – a trip for two to Quebec Bacon Fest. There, the finalists’ BLT creations will be showcased and sampled by some of the biggest bacon fans in the world. At Bacon Fest, duBreton will crown the home-chef with the most popular sandwich as Canada’s Best BLT Champion.
To get some BLTspiration, check out Chef Mike Ward’s #duBretonDelicious BLT 2.0 recipe video.
BLT 2.0: Bacon, Lettuce and (Sundried) Tomato Mayonnaise By Chef Mike Ward
6 slices Organic Smoked Bacon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sundried tomato, oil-packed but drained
Hot sauce to taste
4 slices fresh rye bread (or dense whole wheat bread)
2 large very ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/3” slices
Large grain salt (Maldon or Kosher) to taste
1 heart romaine lettuce, finely sliced
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay bacon in a single layer on a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the bacon and set another baking sheet on top to sandwich the bacon and keep it perfectly flat while cooking. Cook for 20 minutes or until bacon is golden and crispy. Remove bacon and set on a paper towel. Meanwhile, in a food processer add the mayonnaise, sundried tomatoes and a few drops of hot sauce. Pulse until the mixture becomes completely pureed. Lightly toast the bread. Generously spread the sundried tomato mayonnaise on both inside faces of the bread. On the bottom slice of bread, lettuce, then tomato and season with salt, add bacon and top with other slice of bread. Press gently and slice in half.
Do You Have The Best BLT?
The BLT options are endless! Now that you have a little inspiration, be sure to submit your own BLT creation and enter duBreton’s Best BLT contest at BestBLT.com. DuBreton could share your recipe on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and could be crowned the Best BLT Champion on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Québec Bacon Fest.
DuBreton bacon is available at major supermarkets and specialty grocers across Canada, including Whole Foods, Sobeys and Longo’s. Ask for them at the meat counter or from your butcher. For more info visit www.dubreton.com.