Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Bites with a Basil Mayo
A quick and filling game day appetizer!
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Smithfield Product: Bacon
1 pound Smithfield bacon (do not use thick sliced)
4 14-ounce cans artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
4 dashes of hot sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the broiler. Line two baking sheets with foil. Cut the bacon slices in half and place on one of the lined baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, wrap each artichoke half in a piece of bacon with the broiled side touching the artichoke. Place wrapped artichokes on the second lined baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, basil, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Secure bacon and artichoke together with a decorative toothpick and serve basil mayo alongside for dipping.
For game day, appetizers can be reheated on the grill until bacon is brown and crisp.
Recipe and photo by Smithfield.