Remember these? I gave you a sneak peek of them a few weeks ago when I wrote about the Maple Ginger Salmon. These Bacon Asparagus Bundles are my family’s new favorite way to eat asparagus. Why? Bacon, of course! This recipe has the best of both worlds: roasted asparagus with the distinctive flavor of sesame oil and slices of thick-cut bacon caramelized with brown sugar. When you combine the two, you have a mouthwatering sweet and savory combination that perfumes the entire house while it roasts…so yummy!
These Bacon Asparagus Bundles make an impressive-looking side dish for nearly any meal, but these could also be a fun and unexpected appetizer if you used a smaller piece of bacon and a single stalk of asparagus. And they couldn’t be easier to prepare. Wrap the bacon around the asparagus, slather with sesame oil dressing, sprinkle with sesame seeds and let the oven do the rest of the work while you enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine before dinner.
I’m not sure you could pass these bundles off as a “healthy” side dish, but anything that gets my son to eat a green vegetable – and strongly flavored asparagus, no less – makes the grade in my book. Do you have any addictive asparagus recipes? Share with us!