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Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Bacon

February 18, 2012

Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Bacon is from my latest favorite cookbook, All About Roasting by Molly Stevens. The book was just released in November. I already loved Molly’s All About Braising, so when I saw all of the 5-star reviews for her new book I knew I had to make room on my bookshelf for it!

I first made the Steakhouse-Style Sear-Roasted Strip Steak, and it was amazingly good. It did create a lot of smoke, though, and I failed to turn my vent on soon enough, so the smoke alarm went off. I will be making it again sometime, though, and I may take pictures next time.

Last night I tried the Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Bacon. Molly gives full credit for the idea to her friend, Randall Price, who is an American living and cooking in France. I cut the recipe in half to serve 2, and it was a perfect side dish with chicken. So simple! So good!

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Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Bacon

(Adapted, barely, from Molly Steven’s recipe in All About Roasting)

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(print the recipe)

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Serves 2 (multiplies easily for more servings)

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½ pound asparagus

2 slices thin bacon

Freshly ground black pepper

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1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ with the oven rack in the center of the oven.

2. Make 2 bundles of asparagus and wrap each one with a strip of bacon.

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3. Place the bundles on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, if desired. Generously grind some black pepper over the bundles.

4. Roast for about 12 minutes, and then turn the bundles over. (Easily done with tongs.)

5. Roast for about 12 minutes more, until the bacon looks done, and enjoy!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2012 7:58 am

    It is getting closer to asparagus season! I am saving this delicious looking recipe for the first asparagus spears this spring.

  2. February 21, 2012 7:17 pm

    I can’t wait until I have my hands on some of those green spears! Thank you for sharing yet another delicious concoction. I’m sitting down with a tall cup of almond milk and a coconut cookie. Perfect accompaniments to blog reading! I hope you are having a blessed week!

  3. February 29, 2012 6:20 pm

    My daughter has a cookbook called “Everything’s Better with Bacon” and this recipe looks as if it proves their point. Lovely post; your bundles look yummy.

  4. March 2, 2012 4:57 pm

    I would imagine the asparagus would be nice and tender and paired with the juicy bacon…OH! Heaven.

    I hope you are having a good Friday my friend!

  5. March 4, 2012 12:13 pm

    Great post. I love asparagus. I did a bacon and asparagus salad recently. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/asparagus-bacon-salad.html

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