Another favorite ... crispy, fresh asparagus. I LOVE asparagus but I'm picky about it. I don't like cold asparagus it has to be fresh off the grill, the range or the broiler. I don't like limp asparagus either. None of the frozen, boiled stuff for me, like Mom always served at Thanksgiving, ergo I was quite convinced till recently that I hated it. Now that fresh asparagus is starting to make it's way into the grocery store I am pumped!
Enter the medley of Bacon and Asparagus. A bundle (or two) for each person at the table makes for an easy way to not have leftovers. This is a quick and easy fresh recipe your whole family will enjoy (or at least the asparagus lovers like me!)
Asparagus & Bacon Bundles
- Four asparagus spears per serving, about 16 spears for this recipe, trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- 4 slices center cut bacon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly coat asparagus spears in olive oil. Gather your spears into groups of four and use a slice of bacon for each group to wrap the bundle and secure together. Grind some black-pepper on bundles to desired taste.
Place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.
If you are grilling these beauties place bundles on aluminum foil and then on hot grill. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com