Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was one component of a winning recipe from Top Chef Season 4 Lisa Fernandes made this bacon....and Ming Tsai was quoted saying it's the best bacon he's tasted...the technique was also new to him!

Directions

  1. In saucepot, cook miso, syrup, wine vinegar and mirin together.
  2. Whisk together and reduce on low heat until thick and glossy.
  3. Meanwhile, lay bacon on silpat or parchment paper overlapping and facing same direction.
  4. Lay another parchment on top and place smaller sheet pan on top (weigh down with saute pans). Bake at 375 degrees for about 11 minutes.
  5. When bacon is crispy, take out without removing weights.
  6. Remove bacon from pan and lay on new sheet pan with parchment.
  7. Heavily glaze the bacon with the miso syrup and bake 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool and cut into even long strips.