Serves 4 to 6 servings
Originally aired November 7, 2008
- 1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup crme fraiche
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 6 beefsteak tomatoes
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
Place a small skillet over medium heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool.
While the bacon is cooking, whisk together the buttermilk, crme fraiche, garlic, dill, chives, lemon juice, horseradish, salt and pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl. Set dressing aside.
Slice each of the tomatoes in half widthwise. Lay a few rings of red onion onto the base of each tomato and then cap each tomato off with their tops.
Transfer the tomato stacks to a serving plate, top with a little of the prepared dressing and garnish with the bacon.