Asparagus. Bacon. Need I say more?
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:
1 1/2 pounds asparagus (24-32 stalks), ends trimmed
4 slices organic uncured bacon, prosciutto or pancetta
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Trim stalky ends off the asparagus, wash and pat dry. Lightly coat asparagus in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap 6 – 8 stalks of asparagus with one slice of bacon and place bundle on a broiler or sheet pan, repeat with remaining asparagus and bacon. Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning bundles once halfway through. Bacon should be crisp and asparagus tender.
***Asparagus can also be cooked on a hot grill…place bundles directly on grill and cover, cook 10-12 minutes.
***If your asparagus bundles won’t hold together secure bacon with a toothpick or kitchen twine.
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