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. Since then, the business has grown up. Josh is still creating great menus served throughout the streets of Seattle from the Airstream. But Skillet is now much more than that. It is a thriving catering enterprise, supporting weddings, private parties, and corporate events throughout the Pacific Northwest. It is a food products business, distributing its signature Bacon Jam product through retailers across the US and Canada. And, in the Spring of 2011, it will become a brick-and-mortar restaurant located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The original street food business has become a brand but has not strayed from its roots. The thread is still there: great food prepared with care, technique and the best of ingredients; an innovative experience that consistently surprises and satisfies; and a feeling of being personally connected to Skillet, in all its manifestations. We see this as our mission – to continue to deliver on these themes and to continue to find new channels though which we can expand the brand and the family of loyal Skillet customers.
what the heck is bacon jam?…. 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…and you have bacon jam… We like to put it on our burger, serve it on crostini, perhaps on a grilled cheese, as a substitute for bacon on a BLT, or maybe the base for a vinaigrette. See some ideas on the right side of the page. grilled cheese, burgers, as a base for a vinaigrette, inside a scone or croissant, substitute it for bacon in a BJLT, on baked brie, sautéed in some scallops, roasted with some brussel sprouts, wilted in a spinach salad, on toast with a fried egg on top, finish a potato soup with a dollop…
This stuff is pretty good, It really is different at first. It’s way better cooked with things then for dipping. So many flavors you just can’t tell what your tasting. Don’t get me wrong its really good. Just something new in my books. Bacon can sure taste good in so many things. There isnt a label on here to tell you what the calories or sugars are so you have to try to base it off the flavors. Even my brother in law who is a bacon freak was like wow, this stuff is odd and amazing. I had to wait a while for it to come to me, as they make it. Sure was worth the wait! They ship it fast once its out and packaged very nicely. So stop buy grab some try it out on your favorite skillet foods!
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