Savory Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Indulge in the divine flavors of our Savory Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. This recipe seamlessly combines the earthy richness of asparagus with the smoky, salty goodness of bacon. Each bite is a journey through contrasting tastes and textures that culminate in a harmonious blend on your palate.
- 12 fresh asparagus spears
- 6 slices of thick-cut bacon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Trim the tough ends of the asparagus and blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
- Pat the blanched asparagus dry. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lemon zest.
- Gently bundle 6 asparagus spears together and wrap with a slice of bacon, starting from the bottom and spiraling upwards.
- Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Savory Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a mouthwatering appetizer or side dish that balances the fresh crunchiness of asparagus with the savory punch of bacon.
Nutrition information: Each serving contains 150 calories, 10g fat, 5g protein, 10g carbohydrates.
Savor the combination of flavors and textures as you relish this delightful dish. Whether served as an appetizer at a gathering or as a side to complement your main course, Savory Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a true crowd-pleaser. The tender-crisp asparagus, aromatic garlic, zesty lemon, and perfectly cooked bacon come together to create a symphony of tastes that will leave you craving for more. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary adventure that will elevate your appreciation for simple yet exquisite ingredients. Enjoy each bite, share with loved ones, and let the indulgence fill your senses with every delightful mouthful.