- Make the herb aioli: Whisk everything together in a small mixing bowl or jar. Use immediately or cover and chill in the fridge for about a week.
- Make the tomato habañero jam: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Set up a bowl of ice water.
- Cut an X in the bottom of each tomato, then drop them into the boiling water and blanch until the skins start to peel back, about 30 seconds. Use a spider strainer or slotted spoon to transfer the tomatoes to the ice water. When cool, peel the skins from the tomatoes with your fingertips and a paring knife. Remove the cores and roughly chop the peeled tomatoes. You should have about 8 cups.
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the onions and sweat until soft, about 5 minutes. You don’t want to brown the onions, just soften or “sweat” them. Add the garlic and continue sweating for 3 to 4 minutes more.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and everything else and crank the heat to high. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then cut the heat to low. Let everything simmer gently until thickened to a soft jam-like consistency, 1 to 1¼ hours. With all that sugar, the jam will want to burn on the bottom. Don’t let it. Stir the pot often to keep the jam from sticking and burning. The finished consistency should be like thin jam. It will thicken up more when it cools.
- When the hot jam is nice and thick but still pourable, ladle or pour the jam into a pint-size mason jar. Screw on the lid and let the jam sit at room temperature until cooled, 1 to 2 hours. The heat in the jar should create a vacuum, sucking down the lid. When cooled, store the jam in the fridge. It will keep for a few weeks.
- Make the rice paper bacon: Preheat the oven to 350ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the marinade: In a bowl or jar, whisk together the tamari, maple syrup, sriracha, liquid smoke (if using), granulated onion, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Using 10 rice papers (about 8½-inch diameter), dip each in warm water to soften, then pat dry with clean kitchen towels. Dip a pastry brush in the marinade and paint the paper all over with marinade. Fold the paper in half to make a half-moon shape, then cut it crosswise into strips about 1 inch wide. Place the folded strips on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining rice papers.
- Bake the strips (in batches if necessary) until crispy, about 20 minutes.
- Make the sandwich: Choose your favorite bread, like a small ciabatta bread roll cut in half or a couple slices of sourdough. Lather on herb aioli and tomato habañero jam. Layer the sandwich with thinly shaved red onion, thin slices of vine-ripened tomato, plant bacon, and bibb lettuce.
Copyright © 2018 The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Chad Sarno and Derek Sarno.