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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Delicately place each piece into the oil. Use tongs to flip every 3-4 minutes, until bacon is cooked and all sides are brown.
What about you?
Are there any other sneaky or fun ways you use bacon?