Radicchio, Bacon & Camembert Bagel

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As mentioned in an earlier post (HB Deli-style Bacon, Egg & Halloumi BagelThe Love N Oven at the Napier Urban Food Market now offer boiled and baked bagels as part of their range.

Here I used these bagels to create a bagel meal packed with bold
flavours – salty Holly bacon, pungent Origin Earth Camembert Cheese, bitter radicchio and sweet Te Mata Figs Fig Relish.

You will notice that the radicchio is green and this was a new one for me – I was wandering through the Epicurean Supplies gardens with Clyde Potter the other day when we came a upon the radicchio bed and in it there were green plants which Clyde told me was a
radicchio variety called Virtus.

Treviso Radicchio

Treviso Radicchio

This radicchio is light green, has a similar habit to Treviso radicchio with a mildly bitter flavour that teams well with the other
ingredients I have used. Any member of the chicory (endive, frisee and radicchio) family could be used here if this variety of radicchio is not available.

Radicchio, Bacon & Camembert Bagel

Don’t overcook the radicchio, a few tosses with the bacon will coat it with the bacon fat and just start to wilt it – that’s all that’s needed.

For each bagel:

1 rasher bacon, cut into strips
1 large green radicchio leaf, shredded
1 bagel of your choice, split and lightly toasted
1 tbsp fig relish or chuntey – I used Te Mata Figs Fig Relish, but I think any of their fig preserves would work
50g sliced camembert cheese

1              Place bacon in a non-stick over a medium heat and cook, tossing for 4-5 minutes or until cooked.

2              Add radicchio and cook, tossing, until just wilted.

3              Spread bottom half of bagel with half the fig relish, then pile on bacon/radicchio mixture, top with cheese, remaining fig relish and top half of bagel. Serve immediately.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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