Sunday, May 9, 2010

Grilled Asparagus with Bacon

I've never been a huge fan of asparagus, but I saw a Food Network show that combined asparagus with bacon and decided I had to try it. I think it was the Neeleys' show. And according to them, bacon makes everything better! In this case, I agree.

Here's what you need:

20 fresh asparagus spears
10 slices of bacon
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

First, trim the asparagus. Try to get the spears about the same length.

Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cut the bacon in half and wrap a strip around each asparagus spear. The recipe said to skewer them together, one skewer through the top and one through the bottom.

This took forever, so after 10 asparagus spears I just decided to throw the rest in a grill basket and see how they turned out! Okay, I didn't throw them, I place them neatly side by side.

Grill over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. If you're using the skewers, turn once. The ones in the grill basket couldn't be turned without losing the bacon, so we didn't turn them. And they turned out just fine. We did leave them on the grill a little longer, though. Maybe a couple of minutes. Here are the skewered ones along side the chicken. Yum!

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