As promised in my previous post on Coffee Crusted Ribeye Steak, here is my super-simple but delicious recipe for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. This pairs so well with just about anything – steak, chicken, pork, seafood. I put just a touch of brown sugar on the bacon so it’s smokey-sweet and complements the fresh, crisp asparagus.
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. I highly recommend using parchment paper or aluminium foil on your baking sheet for easy cleanup.
You can wrap as many spears of asparagus as you want in each bacon strip, but 2 – 3 spears works best (perfect bite-size). Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the bacon, followed by just a touch of black pepper. Bake for 18 – 22 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Keep a close eye on them to make sure they don’t burn. As soon as you take them out of the oven, leave them to cool for about 10 minutes. No need for a cooling rack – just leave them on the baking sheet. Voila! Enjoy!