Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe has a picture posted in yesterday's bacon wrapped mushrooms post.  I figured while I had the grill out and I had both mushrooms and asparagus in the fridge and BACON! that I would throw them both on the grill. I probably like my aparagus roasted in the oven the best with seasonings on it, but this is a great grill recipe.  I love the very simple and unique taste of asparagus, so wrapping bacon around it almost took that away...of course it is bacon, so there was nothing not to like..but, I think I do prefer to have my asparagus without it. The bacon does help the kiddos to eat asparagus! My parents told me that when I was a kid I would not eat asparagus because I told them I did not like to eat weeds! I had a point...they do look and grow like weeds, LOL! They usually made me eat atleast some of it before leaving the table, but then I would complain to them that when I peed that my pee smelled like the asparagus! It's will make it do that!  But, as an adult, I have grown to love the taste of this vegetable and I look forward to each Spring when it starts going on sale and appearing in the stores.  I did plant some last year in the garden, but I don't think it liked my very acidic soil where I had it planted, which was right by a huge pine tree. The pine needles have a lot of acid and make your soil acidic, so only those foods that like that will grow in it. My potatoes love that soil!
I did find that taking two or three asparagus spears and wrapping the bacon around them makes it easier than just trying to wrap one spear. I would think next time to even take a serving amount, like around 5-6 spears and wrapping that many would be great.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  Put asparagus spears in like a 13x9 size dish and sprinkle with olive oil and toss around to coat.  Sprinkle pepper on them and toss.  Take a half piece of bacon and wrap amount desired, I did 2-3, of asparagus and secure both ends with toothpicks.  Grill on med-high heat for 8-10 minutes turning as needed to cook the bacon.
Grilled bacon wrapped mushrooms and asparagus

1 comment:

Tiffanee said...

OH YUM!! Two of my faves put together. I really want some right now!! Thanks!!

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