Saturday, April 7, 2012

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears

Recently I saw a recipe for bacon wrapped green beans and began craving bacon! I decided to play with the idea, wrap up some fresh asparagus with a healthier bacon, and see what would happen. The outcome was an incredible success! I only wish I would have had some white wine to compliment this dinner...

  • Preheat oven to 400'F.
  • Rinse asparagus, trim the ends, and lightly coat in olive oil.
  • Wrap 4-5 spears with one strip  nitrite-free turkey bacon.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper and sea salt.
  • Place bundles on an oven grate or slotted broiler pan with a pan underneath to allow excess fat to drip off the bacon.
  • Bake  for 20 minutes or until crispy.
  • Serve asparagus spears over a bed of wild rice seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, gala apples (cut into match sticks), and walnuts. Top with freshly grated asiago or smoked gouda. Enjoy!

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