What’s better than grilled asparagus? Grilled asparagus, wrapped in bacon. These were so simple to make and completely delicious, and totally worth the little bit of a smoky kitchen. Throw open those windows and get ready to make this fantastic side!
BACON-WRAPPED ASPARAGUS (serves 4)
- 1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
- 4 pieces bacon
- 1 tsp EVOO
- Pinch of Kosher salt
1.Preheat the oven to 400.
2.Trim the asparagus – you can either just snap off the ends or cut them. Wash and dry well.
3.Divide the stalks into four even bundles.
4.Wrap one piece of bacon around each bundle, making sure not to overlap the bacon as much as possible. This is key to getting the bacon to cook at pretty much the same rate the asparagus does.
5.Place each assembled bundle on a cooling rack over a foil-covered baking sheet (this will create a little convection-cooking and allow the bacon to cook evenly). Brush the asparagus with a little olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
6.Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until bacon is cooked through. Serve and enjoy!