Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Garlic and Parsley

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 20 min

Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, washed, dried and tough ends of stalks removed (approximately 32 pieces)
  • 1/2 lb bacon (approximately 8 slices; if using thick cut bacon, precook for 6-8 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove from heat and let drain on paper towels before continuing)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Combine olive oil, garlic and parsley in small pan and saute for 2 minutes over low heat, remove from heat and let stand for at least 15 minutes to cool down.
  2. Put the asparagus is a large flat container and drizzle with the olive oil, garlic and parsley mixture and mix thoroughly so all of the asparagus is coated.
  3. Lay 4 stalks of asparagus in the center of each strip of bacon and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Wrap bacon around the center of the stalks and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place asparagus bundles on baking sheet, drizzle bundles with any remaining olive oil mixture and bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until asparagus is tender and bacon is crisp.
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