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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

2013 May 21

Are you grilling? We try to grill as often as we can in the months that are not winter or winter-like in Minnesota (so about 2 months…ha). Whether it be on a weekday evening or throughout the weekend in these warm spring/summer days we are outside getting our grill on. (I should note you can do this in your oven too. Just put it at 400F and place your bundles on a sheet lined with foil and roast for 12 or so minutes (that will vary).

For those of you who also said yes (and eat meat), I bring you bacon-wrapped asparagus. I probably could have said only bacon and grabbed the attention of many of you.

I had a few strips of bacon and a bunch of asparagus on hand so this happened, a bit of meat wrapped veg. It was a hit but I never had doubt.

Speaking of backyard, guess who gets to bring out the cultivator (or go buy one) and tear up their yard again this year because “winter kill” wiped out most of the yard that sprouted last year? We do! Not just the back but the front yard where inches upon inches of ice killed a large section. But we’re in the midst of putting in new patio pavers and some landscape edging so we’ll be outside anyway.

Who am I kidding, we prefer to be outdoors this time of year…but not so much repairing the same thing we did last year. Dead yard doesn’t scream “good for resale” but it does have me screaming “let’s move earlier” out of frustration.

Maybe soon we’ll actually have grass to look at while we’re eating our grilled whatevers.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Makes 6 bundles

Ingredients:
1 bunch of asparagus, about 24 to 30 spears, stems removed (I did the old snap method)
6 slices of bacon
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder (or garlic salt-just skip the salt step then)
salt and pepper

*Prep your grill for high heat. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and garlic powder (or garlic salt) and set aside. Take 4 or 5 pieces of aspragus (depending on how many spears you have) and wrap a piece of bacon around them. Continue to do this until you have 6 bundles. Take your oil mix and divide among the 6 bundles, brushing it everywhere. Don’t forget to coat your grill rack with some oil before placing them on. Add a little salt and pepper to each bundle. Place on the grill, turning once or twice, for 10 to 12 minutes or until bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender. Serve and enjoy!

*I should note you can do this in your oven too. Just put it at 400F and place your bundles on a sheet lined with foil and roast for 12 or so minutes (that will vary).

5 Responses leave one →
  1. May 22, 2013

    I love grilling (but we still don’t have a grill!) It has been driving me crazy. Especially after reading/seeing posts like this! Bacon and asparagus on a grill? Looks like heaven! I’ll be sending this to Ryan. Maybe it will convince him we need to get one over the weekend 🙂

  2. May 27, 2013

    Ever considered mulch/wood chips instead of grass for the backyard? I know people seem to like grass but after living in PDX I can really appreciate less grass to water/mow/reseed.

    • May 28, 2013

      I’m a barefoot all summer kind of person who can’t get enough lush grass to run around in but one side of the house could work with the mulch since we don’t do much walking there. It’s starting to grow but it’s far from lush and we can’t walk on it at all. Plus, we put mulch in nearly all of our dozen landscape beds and might become Mulch Land.

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