Rating: 3.19 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 3

Wrapping strips of bacon around fresh asparagus seasons and bastes the spears during cooking. The resulting bundles make an attention-getting appetizer or side dish.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2007

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 10 bundles and about 1/2 cup sauce
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Separate asparagus into bundles of 3 stalks each. Carefully wrap a piece of bacon around each bundle, starting about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the tip; secure with a toothpick. Transfer bundles to a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt; season with pepper. Roast, flipping halfway through, until asparagus begin to wilt and bacon is brown, 20 to 22 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, chili sauce, lime juice, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; season with pepper. Sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week.

  • Transfer bundles to a platter; remove toothpicks. Serve with dipping sauce.

Cook's Notes

To keep the bacon from unraveling during cooking, wrap a slice snugly around the middle of the asparagus bunch. Insert a wooden toothpick through the bacon and stalks to secure.

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Reviews (3)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
04/14/2009
I've tried bacon wrapped scallops, bacon wrapped marinated mushrooms, bacon wrapped pineapple and I can't wait to try this!!
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2008
REALLY GOOD! TRY THE BACON-WRAPPED DATES ALSO. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID...
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2008
Delicious!
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