1.29.2014

Paleo Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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I'm pretty sure going paleo is just my personal excuse to eat as much bacon as I want. And meat. All the meat. 

This recipe is my new favorite, because it tastes so seriously decadent and, dare I say it, naughty. I was browsing Nom Nom Paleo and stumbled upon a recipe for proscuitto wrapped asparagus. I had intended to make it, but I was in a rush and couldn't find proscuitto at the store, so I decided to go my own way. I grabbed bacon instead, wrapped two at a time instead of one, and sauteed them one at a time instead of baking them. It ended up being quick, easy, and pretty much fool proof.

At the time, I made this just for my husband and I as a side dish for dinner. This is really best made as a quick, two-ingredient appetizer for any party. It is paleo and gluten free, so unless you have someone coming over who can't eat meat, this is going to be a serious friend pleaser. But seriously, just invite them to a different party...


Paleo Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories Per Piece: 50
Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of asparagus (for this recipe, I used 2 spears per piece of bacon, and made 10, so that is 20 total spears of asparagus)
  • 1 package thinly sliced, uncured - nitrate free, no added salt - bacon. (I used 10 pieces)
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Rinse and dry asparagus spears. Make sure you pat them down with a towel so that they are dry or else the bacon may not stick. 
  2. Take the asparagus spears, two at a time, and wrap with bacon slices. I started toward the bottom and wrapped upward at a diagonal angle. 
  3. Heat olive oil on the stove in a large pan over medium heat (you can try to fit them all in at once or do them in two rounds). 
  4. Delicately place each piece into the oil. Use tongs to flip every 3-4 minutes, until bacon is cooked and all sides are brown.  
  5. Serve! 

What about you?
Are there any other sneaky or fun ways you use bacon?

2 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! Where do you find your uncured bacon? I've been having a hard time with that!

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  2. I have found it at Meijer and actually also at CostCo!

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