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Sometimes I forget about asparagus. In the spring, it’s easy to remember how wonderful it is--everywhere you look, you encounter the delectable vegetable. But the rest of the year, asparagus doesn’t get the buzz.
In an effort to publicize and promote asparagus (a sadly underappreciated vegetable), I’m offering up a recipe that will even tempt your children to eat their veggies. Why? It has bacon and nuts in it! (Well, you couldn’t think I’d have a Southern dish with no bacon in it anywhere.) :)
This recipe is one I think Lulu, my protagonist in the Memphis BBQ series, would serve for a special meal. But it’s so easy to prepare, you could cook it for a regular weeknight supper.
Lulu’s Special Asparagus
- Asparagus 12-15 pieces)
- 3/4 Cup cooked bacon
- 1/4 Cup walnuts
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Aged Balsamic vinegar
- Heat pan to medium-high.
- Add olive oil, then add bacon and asparagus. Heat for 5-7 minutes.
- When the asparagus is tender, add the walnuts.
- Continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar.
Pretty is as Pretty Dies—August 2009
Memphis Barbeque Series—Book 1 in May 2010
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