Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
3 lbasparagus, fresh trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips
·extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
·a few grinds black pepper & salt to tast
·garlic and herb seasoning to tast (optional)
1 lb8 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
·chopped chives or scallions, (optional garnish)
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
- Preheat oven, if using, to 400 degrees F.
Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper salt and garlic. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
For oven preparation, place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 - 15 minutes.
- To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.