Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus



Recently, my hubby mentioned he had never had asparagus before and really wanted to try it. I kept that in mind, and one day while doing my weekly grocery shopping, I spotted a great price on asparagus. I thought this was the perfect time to pick some up and make it for him. I wasn't exactly sure when or how I was going to serve it, I'm a bit too spontaneous for such detailed plans. haha.

Well, a couple days went by and I kept seeing that asparagus sitting in the fridge. "What should I make with this?", I kept asking myself. I sort of browsed through the fridge and also spotted some bacon I had bought with thoughts of bacon and eggs some morning. Bacon and eggs can wait, let's do bacon wrapped asparagus! It was decided. Later that day, I started the prep!

I had never made it before but I remember reading a few recipes, so I just dove right in! It was really easy. So, did the hubby like it? Keep reading to find out!




Here is what you will need;

2 lbs Asparagus
12 slices bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tsp garlic salt
1/2 freshly ground pepper

Now, there are a few variations on this creation. You can either wrap each piece of asparagus separately, or you can bundle about 3 or 4 pieces together. It is totally up to you. I chose to wrap a piece of bacon around one piece of asparagus. I think it falls under more of an appetizer item this way, which is what I wanted. Also, if you want your bacon to be really well done, without the asparagus being over done, you can semi-cook the bacon in the microwave before wrapping it around the raw asparagus. If you chose to semi-cook the bacon, put it on a microwave safe plate with a paper towel placed on top to prevent splatter. Microwave on high for approximately 3 minutes. Remove bacon, and continue steps below.

Here is what you do;
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Trim ends off of each piece of asparagus.
  3. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each piece of asparagus (or bundle if you prefer); secure bacon with a toothpick to keep in place.
  4. Place each bacon wrapped asparagus in a shallow baking pan.
  5. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic salt. Heat mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.
  6. Pour mixture over all the pieces of bacon wrapped asparagus.
  7. Place baking pan in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Plate and enjoy!




So, did hubby love it? Yes, he did! :)
I hope you will too!







12 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I tried to do this once and totally totally failed. I'm so impressed with your skills. Maybe I will have to try again.

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  2. Wow, these look fantastic. I never would have thought to make a glaze for the bacon/asparagus, great idea!

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  3. I have tried both steamed and Italian season roasted but I would love to try this bacon wrap recipe!! My kid eats them like super long french fries! :)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  4. Yum...what isn't good with bacon! I love asparagus and bacon so I can't wait to try this out!

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  5. Yum...what isn't good with bacon! I love asparagus and bacon so I can't wait to try this out!

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  6. Oooh yum! I make a sorta similar appetizer made with bacon wrapped water chestnuts and a siracha glaze! Spicy, bacony, and sooo good!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE bacon-wrapped asparagus!! I've never thought of adding a marinade/glaze to it though. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I can't wait to make this!

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  11. this looks soon delicious. I seriously love bacon on anything. I have to try this.

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