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BLT: Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato Caviar Recipe


BLT: Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Caviar

My whimsical take on a classic culinary combination.  Oven-roasted thick cut bacon, crisp romaine lettuce complimented by a rich Maytag blue cheese dressing, and cold oil spherified tomato caviar.

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For the tomato caviar:

  • 2 cups canola oil
  • ½ tomato juice, strained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic puree
  • 2 drops Meyer Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp agar agar


In a glass container, I like to use a vase, add the canola oil. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Oil must be ice cold.

In a small saucepan, bring the tomato juice, garlic puree, lemon juice and agar to the boil. Boil for 3 minutes, until agar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.

Prepare a container holding clean cold water. Prepare a plate lined with paper towel.

Remove the oil from freezer.

Using a syringe or dropper, carefully drip the tomato mixture into the cold oil.

Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the tomato caviar from the oil. Drop into the clean water to rinse off.

Then onto the paper towel to dry.