We’re kicking 2012 off the right way!
Bacon & Asparagus
Y’all, these bacon wrapped asparagus bundles are so simple to make and so delicious!
I made these several times at my parents house over Christmas break and my goodness, all y’all on Instar.gram just went gaga over it. We ate them hot. warm and even cold and they were delicious every single time!
These are so simple, yet impressive.
Take a bundle of asparagus, rinse it well and lay it on a paper towel.
Take each piece of asparagus one hand on each end and bend, the asparagus will snap at it’s natural breaking point – toss the bottom, tough piece and set the top aside. Repeat with each spear.
Pre-heat oven to 400 F
Lay all the snapped spears on a cutting board and dish and drizzle with olive oil and top with your favorite seasoning. I prefer Zatarain’s Big & Zesty Garlic & Herb Creole Seasoning. At my parent’s house I used a Southwest Seasoning and a Season Salt – you really can’t go wrong. Toss the asparagus around in the olive oil and seasoning until all the spears are well coated
Count out the spears into bundles of 10 – 12 spears. I can get 4 bundles out of each bunch of asparagus.
Starting at the bottom of a bundle, wrap tightly all the way up with a thick piece of bacon
Place the bacon wrapped spears on a broiler pan over another tray, once they’re all done, place them in the 400 F oven and cook about 20 minutes – or until the asparagus is cooked to your liking. (the cooking time will depend upon the thickness of the spears)
Serve with whatever you like, or these would even make fun snacks for a party, maybe even with this chili garlic dipping sauce – YUM!
if you like this recipe, you’ll love these bacon wrapped roasted green beans from Karly
Happy first Mouthwatering Monday of 2012, y’all! Thank you for linking up your recipes every week! I get so much inspiration and joy from seeing what y’all are sharing with your friends and family each week.