Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, especially in the spring when it’s so fresh. I knew I wanted to serve some for my Easter brunch but wanted to find a recipe with a new twist. And wow did I find it. Even the kids who don’t normally eat asparagus loved this one. I think it was the hit of brunch and I can promise you it will make an appearance on my table again often.
All credit to HowSweetEats on Tasty Kitchen – one of my favorite recipe sources. My only change was to double her original recipe.
3 TB olive oil
1 TB sesame oil
3 TB brown sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
2 bunches of asparagus (approx 40 spears total)
8 slices of thick cut bacon
1 TB sesame seeds
1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
2. In a small bowl mix together the oils, sugar & garlic.
3. Bunch together 4-5 spears and wrap tightly in bacon. Lay the bundle down on the rack. Repeat to make approx 8 bundles.
Then watch them disappear! The sugar caramelizes the bacon… the bacon keeps the asparagus from getting overcooked… this combination is fantastic!