Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


Posted: October 24

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Bacon can elevate almost any food. Just wrap it in bacon and presto! It becomes tastier than you thought possible! Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus proves this rule and then some: the saltiness and savoriness of the bacon creates a lovely contrast with the crisp, garden flavor of the asparagus. Herbaceous and meaty, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is perfect for backyard barbecues, where it can occupy the same plate as grilled chicken or burgers.


Ingredients

• 1 pound asparagus • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 6 slices bacon • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • additional herbs, optional, of your choice, as desired

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Trim the ends of the asparagus so they are 5-6 inches long.

Step 3

Place the asparagus in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil to coat.

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Wrap 5-6 asparagus spears with 1 slice of bacon, securing the bacon with a toothpick if needed.

Step 6

Repeat with the other spears and bacon slices.

Step 7

Grill the bacon-wrapped asparagus for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Flip and continue grilling until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Step 9

For oven cooking: preheat the oven to 400 degrees and roast the bacon-wrapped asparagus for 25-30 minutes.

Step 10

Serve hot!


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