Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a really tasty snack or a great outdoor treat straight from the Barbeque. We'll look at a few different ways to make them as easy and tasty as possible to put together:

The Basic Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This photo the variation with a bit of blue cheese sprinkled on top.

Asparagus wrapped in bacon with Blue Cheese

There are a few variations to the recipe but they are all pretty similar. Scroll on down for more ideas.

This recipe makes a great lunch time snack with a poached or fried egg and some crusty bread.

INGREDIENTS

1 or 2 rashers of bacon to every 4 or 5 spears of asparagus

Cocktail sticks

Olive Oil

Directions

  1. pre-heat the oven to 200 Centigrade (180 for a fan oven like mine!)
  2. Snap the ends off the asparagus (save the ends for making soup and pop them in the freezer if you are feeling thrifty)
  3. Layout 1 or 2 side by side (I think 2 is best)rashers of bacon on a board
  4. Take 4 or 5 asparagus stalks and place them in a bunch on the bacon at a slight angle
  5. Start to roll the bacon around the asparagus and if you get the angle right they will cover most of the length of the asparagus stalks
  6. Use the cocktail sticks to secure the bacon
  7. Place in a shallow baking dish with a little olive oil brushed over the ends of asparagus that poke out
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  9. Check to see how they are doing, you will probably want to leave them in for another 5 or ten minutes or finish them off under a grill to get a nice crispy bacon topping
  10. Enjoy!


Variations on the Theme

That's the basic recipe now for the variations:

You could:

  • Use white asparagus if you could get your hands on some
  • Spread something on the bacon for a bit of extra flavour e.g.tomotoe puree with fresh chopped herbs (highly recommended)marmalade (yes i know you think that sounds weird but have you ever tried toast and marmalade with bacon on top? you need to!)your favourite brown sauce use your imagination.....

Cooking Time: 10-15 mins 
Prep Time:        5mins
Serves:              4

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  • Sprinkle cheese on top after about 10 minutes,(I particularly like a bit of blue cheese on top)
  • Cut the bacon in half lengthwise and twist it around a single thick asparagus spear
  • Thread the rolled up parcels onto barbeque skewers and cut into two or three lengths to make kebab type rolls for the barbequeue
  • Serve with fried egg (really yummy!)
  • The list goes on as I think of more variations I'll come back and add to the list!......

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