Monday, April 22, 2019

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and enter to #WIN a book!


I have seen bacon wrapped asparagus on Pinterest and on various recipe sites many times. For years, my go-to recipe for asparagus has been very simple. I roast the aspargaus spears. Quick, easy and delicious. But for a special brunch, I wanted to dress them up a little bit.

I have to admit that I had reservations. They take 15 - 20 minutes to roast. Would they cook enough if they were bundled? Would that be enough time for the bacon to cook through? Would the interior asparagus be too raw?

So I studied the various recipes. One lady advised using only thick asparagus because the thin ones get too crispy. One site advised using only half a strip of bacon on each one. Since I roll my roasted asparagus in oil, powdered garlic, and salt before I roast it, I wondered if pouring a sauce over the bundles would work. Yikes!

I decided to stick with pouring the sauce over the completed bundles. After all, that's what all the recipes recommended. And they came out great!

**My asparagus was very thin, so I used 5 or 6 in a bundle. For thick asparagus, I would recommend using 4 spears.

In addition, I sliced a strip of bacon in half lengthwise and cut it through the middle. So I had four strips to use for my little bundles. That turned out to be a good move.

If you have thick spears, then by all means use a strip of bacon because they'll cook about 5 minutes longer anyway.

Do not use thick bacon.**

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

fresh asparagus (count on four to six spears per helping)
bacon
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon powdered garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400. Wash the asparagus and break off the tough ends. Take 4-6 asparagus spears and wrap with a slice of bacon. Place in a casserole dish. (**Read blog above regarding thin spears versus thick spears and how much bacon to use.) Place butter, brown sugar, garlic powder, and pepper in a small pot. Melt and whisk together. Pour over the bundles. Roast for 15 minutes if you have thin spears of asparagus and 20-25 if you have thick spears.

Before roasting.

After roasting.

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33 comments:

  1. Please enter me!
    Wendy
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  2. I love roasting asparagus with all different kinds of spices, and definitely want to add this recipe to my repertoire. Thanks so much for sharing and for your giveaway, and congratulations on the upcoming release of The Diva Sweetens the Pie! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  3. This sounds delicious and asparagus should be hitting my local market soon! Thanks for the chance to win.

    pjcoldren[at]tm[dot]net

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  4. I like roasted asparagus. I use the thin raw in salads. suefoster109 at gmail dot com.

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  5. I have shaken mine in olive oil and garlic powder. Wrapping with a bit of bacon is great. But adding brown sugar? Haven't thought of that. Now that my daughter would go for. Would love the chance to read the ARC OF The Diva Sweetens the Pie. Congrats on your books coming release. deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  6. I have asparagus and I have bacon - perfect! Love that cover, thanks for the giveaway.
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  7. I love asparagus, but my hubby won't touch it. I think I'll make this as a treat for myself.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. Love this series and everything goes better with asparagus! Just had some fresh from my garden last night!
    Please register me for the giveaway.
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  9. A delectable treat. I enjoy asparagus grilled. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. We had roasted asparagus yesterday for Easter dinner.
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  11. Sounds delicious. Will have to try this soon.
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  12. That looks amazing! I love roasted asparagus and I'm definitely going to try the recipe. Looking forward to reading "The Diva Sweetens the Pie". Thanks for the chance.
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  13. We grill our asparagus, but this looks good too.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Love asparagus! This looks great!! Thanks for a chance to win. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  15. Looks great. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  16. Looking forward to reading this newest book in the Diva series. The previous ones have been most enjoyable. Not a fan of asparagus but my oldest daughter and her husband like it. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  17. We had streamed asparagus over the weekend. I'll definitely try your recipe!
    Thanks for having this great giveaway. I love this series.
    Heidiark@yahoo.com

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  18. My mouth is watering. I can almost taste it!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. Hubby roasts asparagus in the oven drizzled with olive oil, then sprinkled with garlic powder, onion powder, some salt, and then some parmesan cheese. mmmm good. But I think I'd like some of this bacon wrapped asparagus. Maybe I can get him to do this next time.

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  20. Not a fan of asparagus but I’m really looking forward to your new book thanks for the chance
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  21. I really enjoy this series and would love to win a copy of the new book! As for the recipe, I like asparagus but I keep kosher, so no bacon for me!

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  22. I should never read these when I am hungry. Now I wish I had some asparagus and bacon laying around. It looks good. Thanks for the chance to enter for your book. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  23. Love to stir fry asparagus. The roasted asparagus with bacon looks delicious!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  24. I love the cover of the book, please enter me in your giveaway, thanks! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  25. This is an easy vegetable to make this way but so delicious. The cover on your book is just adorable as well as beautiful. And I know the pages inside will be wonderful as all others have been great too!

    Thank you for the chance to win this book. That would be lively!

    Cynthia

    On Facebook as Cynthia Bayer Blain. Please.

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  26. Love this recipe and series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I would really love to win this book by this author! Thanks for the chance! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  28. Don't like asparagus but i'll take the bacon.. mekachew69@gmail.com

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  29. I have seen this recipe before but as of yet have not given it a try. ctymice (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Will be trying this recipe soon. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  31. That looks delicious. I really like asparagus but we don't seem to have it often enough. susanmv@comcast.net

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  32. Guess what is in my fridge! Asparagus and bacon!! So perfect timing with the recipe. I can't wait for the new book to come out as I've read all the others and am looking forward to catching up with the gang again. Vicki nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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