Ah, the beauty of bacon wrapped vegetables.
Some may think that the bitterness of asparagus might not be a good match for the fatty, juicy goodness of bacon, but they would be wrong. So very, very wrong.
The wonderful thing about this side dish is how easy it is to make. There are only 4 ingredients:
- olive oil
- ground black pepper
- center cut bacon
All you have to do is heat the oven to 400, toss the asparagus with some olive oil and pepper, separate into bundles, and roll them up in the bacon. Then you place them on a cookie sheet or broiler pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bacon is done to your liking.
Alternatively you could grill them, but that's how easy it is. It's the perfect side dish to whip up in a hurry because there's no messy preparation or marinating to worry about. it's just that simple.
And did I mention how fantastic these taste? The fat from the bacon seeps into the asparagus, creating the most incredible flavor ever. I'm not even a big asparagus fan, and yet I couldn't get enough of these.
So do yourself a favor and add these to your dinner rotation, or whip them up the next time you have company over. They'll thank you.