Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a glass pie dish or baking dish with fat of choice.
Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 6 minutes. Reserve bacon fat and finely mince the cooked bacon.
While the bacon is cooking, soak the dates in hot water in a small heat-proof bowl for 15 minutes. Alternatively, cover dates with water in a small glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.
Mash dates completely into a smooth paste. Stir in cooked bacon, reserved bacon fat, garlic, and rosemary to create the bacon-date crust.
Pat salmon dry and lay skin side down in prepared baking dish. Squeeze lemon juice over salmon. Spoon half of the bacon-date mixture on each salmon filet and spread with the back of a spoon, covering as much of the salmon as possible.
Bake for 15 minutes until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Serve sprinkled with lemon zest over Silky Sweet Potato Puree.
Recipe by Autoimmune Wellness at http://autoimmunewellness.com/bacon-date-crusted-salmon/