bacon wrapped asparagus
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Tender spring asparagus is lightly seasoned, wrapped in bacon, then grilled for a perfect side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Barbecue, Healthy Food, Party Food, Side Dish, Vegetable
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 strips bacon cut in half
  • tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • kosher salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare your grill to cook at medium high heat (around 400-450 degrees F). Rinse the asparagus and pat dry.
  • Lay flat on a cutting board and trim the ends by bending the bottom of the asparagus until it naturally snaps. This will ensure you don't have any woody pieces in your bundles. If you prefer to trip with a knife, trim at least an inch and a half up the stem.
  • Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Gently roll around the cutting board to ensure all of the asparagus has been seasoned.
  • Gather the asparagus into bundles of 6-8 shoots and wrap with a half piece of the bacon. Try gently tucking the end of the bacon into itself at the end to secure. Toothpicks are also an option to secure the bacon, but be sure to remove them before serving.
  • Place the bundles directly on the grill grate and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately.