Need a side dish? This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus With Honey Glaze is just what your family would want. Deliciously sweet and deliciously smoky, this recipe will accompany many a main dish.
We were never ones to eat asparagus until we incorporated bacon with it. Then, game on, you know? Bacon and honey, that has got to improve an asparagus vegetable, right?
Well, it did. Bacon wrapped asparagus with honey glaze impressed us. It is sweet and smoky, flavorful and you get the benefit of the green vegetable, the asparagus.
What is an asparagus?
The asparagus is a part of the Asparagaceae family. (Won't you impress your family and friends if you tell them that?!?) Asparagus grows in the same place for several years and does better in cooler environments.
This plant also does better in full sunlight and it multiplies so your small patch can get larger over time.
See Also: Tips for growing asparagus
Is asparagus healthy for you?
Yes! It is full of nutrients. It has fiber and folate as well as vitamins A, C and K.
Not going to lie, if you add bacon to it, the bacon isn't the best for you. However the taste is certainly amazing!
- Bunch of asparagus
- Bacon strips, uncooked
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
The first thing you will want to do is choose fresh, green asparagus. You will want firm and solid pieces.
Then, you will want to snap off the ends of the asparagus. It is tough and not very pleasant to eat so discarding them is best.
You can snap the ends off with your hands or use a knife to cut them. After you have done that, set them aside. You will want to mix up your honey glaze.
The honey glaze has honey, olive oil and pepper in it. Simply whisk the glaze together in a small bowl.
What about the bacon?
The bacon goes on the asparagus raw, then will cook in the oven. The asparagus then absorbs the flavor of the bacon as well as the honey glaze.
You will first pour the glaze on top of the asparagus. I poured the glaze on then used my hands to spread it around. You can use your hands or a pastry brush.
Then, wrap the raw bacon around the asparagus.
When you put the asparagus on the cooling rack the bacon grease drips away from the vegetable so it isn't sitting in a pool of grease.
(In case anyone is wondering, I made some plain asparagus as well, with the honey glaze.)
Bake in a preheated 400* F oven for about 20-25 minutes. The cooking time will vary slightly, depending on how thick your bacon slices are.
Thinner sliced bacon is easier to wrap and cooks quicker. The thicker has a great texture and compliments the asparagus well. It really is your choice.
Nope. You don't. However, I would recommend adding a little black pepper to it.
I don't feel it does. I personally didn't care for leftovers. Whatever is left, may end up being thrown away. However, it is completely up to personal taste.
If you do keep the leftovers, be sure to keep them in an airtight container for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Honey Glaze
- 15 asparagus stalks
- 15 slices bacon
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 tsp black pepper
- Wash asparagus and snap the ends off (about 1 to 1 ½ inches)
- Asparagus on a oven safe cooling rack and place cooling rack on a cooking sheet, set aside
- Mix honey glaze ingredients together in a small bowl (olive oil, honey and pepper, whisk)
- Drizzle glaze on top of asparagus and spread over it evenly
- Wrap bacon tightly on the asparagus
- Bake in a 400* F preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp
- Remove from oven and serve