Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Recipe Night - Asparagus Magnificence

Tonight it's a side dish that is vegetable awesomeness!!  Not only is it a vegetable that I have only just begun to eat,  but Brenna ate it too!!!

Bacon Wrapped Sesame Asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus, about 20-25 spears, stems removed
4-5 slices bacon
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 Tbsp (or more) toasted sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and place a wire rack on top.  Spray the rack with non-stick spray.  In a small bowl, whisk together oils, brown sugar and garlic.  Set aside.
Bunch together 5-6 asparagus spears and tightly wrap a piece of bacon around the bundle.  Place on the wire rack seam-side down. Continue with all asparagus spears.  Using a pastry brush, a spoon or even your hands, brush the spear bundles throughly with the oil/sugar mixture.  Give each bundle a hefty sprinkle of sesame seeds.  Roast for about 30-45 minutes or until bacon is crispy.

These should just be called Asparagus Awesomeness!!! They were really, really good and they looked very pretty.  

1 comment:

  1. You need to make these for the next Mt. Burnside bar-b-Que!!