In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson created Skillet Street Food in Seattle, one of the first food experiences of what has since become a prototype for the national street food movement that has swept the country. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, he created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food prepared with classic technique and seasonal ingredients. The reception from Seattle’ites was immediate and passionate. They were drawn to the chef driven food, the excitement of being a part of a new, energetic, urban experience, and to the intimate involvement through the use of social media channels that intensified the connection with the Skillet brand.
Bacon Jam was created by Chef Josh Henderson at The Skillet. What is bacon jam? The people at The Skillet had this to say: “Well, we take a big bunch of really, really good bacon and render it down…add a bunch of spices, onions, etc. and let it simmer for about 6 hours, give it a quick puree, blast chill it…take a left turn, and end up in pure bacon heaven.”
Let me start off by saying I love bacon! But I hate to cook it, it takes so long to cook. So when I received Bacon Jam I thought ‘Now this is a good idea’! It’s bacon cheese burger time! Mmmm! I love bacon on my burgers, I always try to have a piece of bacon in every bite. It is kinda hard to do with the way it is shaped. Bacon jam was a very interesting product for me to try because it spreads on the bun so you get a little or a lot of bacon flavor, it is up to you; for me I needed a lot. I must admit that when first seeing it I was timid, trying something new is sometimes difficult, but it is well worth it!
I was planning on having pictures of my burger with the Bacon Jam on it but.. I took my first bite and it was gone. (I think someone took it). It was amazing! I could not believe the big bacon flavor it had. My quarter pound burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mustard, and a special mayonnaise sauce was no match for the bacon spread. I had the original flavor but they also have it in the fennel & Black Pepper bacon jam. And the newest creation is the Pumpkin Spread is used similarly to the way you would use a traditional ketchup. It is available in three flavors – brown sugar and apple vinegar, thai coconut, and chipotle. There are many recipes shared by customers that you can sift through for ideas!
The Skillet is now a thriving catering enterprise, supporting weddings, private parties, and corporate events throughout the Pacific Northwest. And as of Spring of this year it has also become a brick-and-mortar restaurant located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood!
The Skillet Bacon Jam would make a great gift for any Foodie. It’s unique, it’s amazing… and well it’s Bacon!
You can purchase the Skillet Bacon Jam for $14.00 or purchase the 3pk for $39.99! The Pumpkin Skillet Sauce (which sounds like a great addition to recipes in November) is only $8.00.
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