Clams and Bacon
I’m adding a lot more seafood to my diet, especially shellfish. I am reading Dr. Jack Kruse’s blog lately and although some say the guy is “out there,” I think he’s crazy like a fox. He is one of the few medical professionals I’ve dealt with who is not afraid to tell you what he thinks and to point out the (sometimes painful) truth. Check him out, be patient. Start getting your life back.
This little concoction is an attempt at what he calls a “big ass breakfast.” I just made it up based on absolutely no previous experience or recipe. I had a can of clams and wanted to eat them for breakfast but it sounded a little nauseating to just eat canned clams. Necessity is the mother of invention. A big ass breakfast (BAB) is supposed to have at least 50 grams of protein and be low carb. This entire recipe is only about 41 g. of protein, so have some eggs on the side if you really want to reach perfection!
4 slices bacon
2 x 6.5 oz. can of chopped clams, drained
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic/garlic powder
1 green onion/scallion
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Juice from 1/2 lime
1. Fry bacon in a medium sized pan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan to drain on paper towels. When bacon is cooler, cut it into about 1/8-1/4″ dice.
2. While bacon is frying and cooling, combine coconut flour and all spices in a medium sized bowl. Set aside. Chop parsley and slice green onion. Set aside.
3. Sauté green onion in bacon fat for 1-2 minutes until soft.
4. While green onion is cooking, toss drained clams in the coconut flour mixture to coat well. Add diced bacon and stir to combine.
5. Pour clam and bacon mixture into the hot pan with the residual bacon fat and green onion. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until heated through and slightly browned. Add chopped parsley during the last 1 minute of cooking.
6. Transfer mixture to a bowl and sprinkle with lime juice. Stir to combine and eat outside while staring at the sun .