We loved this! I did add a scant teaspoon of dijon mustard to the olive oil/garlic blend, coating the spears before I wrapped them. I used hickory smoked bacon that was on the thick side so I baked for 30 minutes, flipping the bundles after 15 minutes. The perfect side for our Christmas Eve Dinner!
These are delicious, great for garlic lovers like me, and make a really nice presentation. The only issue I had was my own fault - I used thick cut bacon, and the bacon wasn't done enough when the asparagus was done. Next time I'll either pre-cook the bacon just a little bit, or I'll use thin cut bacon. Otherwise I made as directed, didn't need to use toothpicks though, just wrapped the bacon around the bundles. Made this for a different Thanksgiving side and it went over really well.
This was so amazing!!! I did render the bacon before wrapping, might do it more next time because i really like my bacon crispy.
These are so yummy. I had smaller Asparagus so I cooked the bacon for about 10 minutes first (I used turkey bacon and regular bacon) then I cooked olive oil and garlic in a pan and poured it all in a zip lock bag and tossed together. I wrapped the bacon around 4 pieces of the Asparagus and cooked for 10 minutes it was perfect! Everyone loved it and it had suck a nice presentation.
I agree, you can never go wrong with bacon wrapped ANYTHING! I cheated and took a short cut and just drizzled with olive oil and garlic powder before wrapping w/ the partially cooked bacon. I'm sure it would have been heavenly if I had taken the extra step with the garlic steeped oil. I served alongside cheddar broccoli rice, and grilled rib-eye topped w/ sauteed mushrooms and onions. OUTSTANDING side to complement our dinner. Thank you!!!
WOW! This was good, how can you go wrong with bacon wrapped anything? I cooked the bacon partially in the microwave before wrapping the bundles. We actually had this twice in one week because we liked it so much the first time we tried it!
oh dear...these are so delish!!! i prebaked my bacon for about 10 minutes, then i tossed the asparagus with the oil, then wrapped in bacon. i didn't need toothpicks, because i just wrapped a whole piece around the stalks. i think precooking the bacon results in crispy bacon without overcooked asparagus. thanks so much for such a keeper recipe! every asparagus lover should try this...the flavor is insane!! thanks again, marie!
These were terrific. I made them ahead of time and popped them in the refrigerator until time to cook. I just 'tied' the bacon around the bundles which worked well. No need for toothpicks. Everyone really loved these. Thanks for the recipe.
Nice recipe! Yummy! Tried out at home..was wonderful! Keep sharing :) http://www.banglarecipe.net
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