Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Asparagus

This, my friends, is delicious. Honestly I didn't think I would enjoy this as much as I did. Crispy and sweet and full of flavor. Even though the cooking time is a bit long, this is a breeze to throw together. I'm definitely going to serve this as a side at the next dinner party I host because it is so simple yet delicious.

If you've never tried asparagus (ahem, Katie!), this is definitely a great recipe to use for your first time around. You can't go wrong!

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Asparagus
Recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is
Serves 3 (or 2 if your husband steals the last bundle goes for seconds)

*1 bunch of asparagus, about 15 spears, stems removed
*3 slices thick-cut bacon
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
*1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
*1 garlic clove, minced or pressed

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

*Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, whisk together oils, brown sugar and garlic. Set aside.

*Bunch together 4-5 asparagus spears and tightly wrap a piece of bacon around the bundle. Place on the wire rack seam-side down and repeat. Using a pastry brush, a spoon or even your hands, brush the spears thoroughly with the oil/sugar mixture.

*Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until bacon is crispy. Serve warm.

Ready for the oven

All done! Served with salmon with creamy dijon sauce


  1. Last July for my boyfriend's birthday, I wrapped asparagus in bacon and threw it on the grill. It was so good. But I love the idea of using brown sugar etc to give it a bit of a kick. Definitely trying this :)

    1. It is soooo good! Just the right amount of kick to it. Loved it! :)


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