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Bacon Wrapped Aspargus

I was not a fan of asparagus until, as an adult, my little sister coaxed me into trying it grilled…yum!  Since then, I really like it grilled or oven roasted with a little olive oil and a dash of salt. 

Although I was totally satisfied always preparing it the same way, I did notice how cute little bundles of asparagus wrapped in bacon looked in a magazine last month.  I did not have the opportunity to read the article, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

It turns out the “everything is better with bacon” philosophy was true in this case. The bacon added a nice flavor and texture.

I roasted them in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for a while.  However, I like bacon to be crispy and it was not cooking fast enough to keep the asparagus from being over done.  Thus, I increased the temperature to 450 and it turned out much better.  I think of 425 to 450 oven would be best for the entire time.

I still like the plain grilled asparagus, but this is a great option for a special treat!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really enjoyed your’s and will definitely be back. My hubby and I both love asparagus. I wonder if it would be too much to serve it with filet mignon. His birthday is…tomorrow (gulp, don’t know why I was thinking I had a few more days).. and I was planning on trying to make something special. I better get a move on it!

  2. Looks wonderful, Paula! I had such a hard time wrapping the bacon around the asparagus when I tried it that I vowed I would never make it again. I couldn’t get the bacon to stay on…even using toothpicks.

    Did you have any problems of this nature? Do you think pre-cooking the bacon some helped the bacon stay on the asparagus better? I just wrapped mine on raw. Maybe that was the problem?

    • Sheila, I did have some problems, especially when I pre-cooked the bacon.

      I found pre-heating the pan in the oven and using thin, uncooked bacon helped. The heat seemed to sear the bacon to the asparagus. In fact, I did not use any toothpicks in at least one of them in the picture…

      It also seems to happen when the asparagus shrinks a lot during cooking…the less it shrank; the easier it stayed wrapped.

      I did find that wrapping 2, 3 or 4 asparagus spears together stayed much better than wrapping just one spear with bacon. I found raw bacon to do the best in any case.

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