Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Asparagus Bundles

Oh my word!!!
I just have to let you know, normally when I fix a new recipe, but husband usually ends up not being extremely wild about it, but this one, he ate seconds on! Now, that is saying quite a bit about how delicious it was.

I found this recipe on Deep South Dish, from Trisha Yearwood's Home Cooking and just had to try it and share it!
Now, my pictures are not near as good as these pictures, but it was just as delicious!


Asparagus Bundles
2 pounds of fresh asparagus, trimmed
12 slices of bacon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama, or your favorite brand of Cajun or Creole seasoning (optional)
2 teaspoons of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
10 turns of the pepper grinder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim asparagus by bending the bottom half of one asparagus until it pops apart at the natural break. Line up the other spears and cut them all the same length. Spray oblong baking dish with non stick spray. If you use a metal pan, line the bottom with aluminum foil for easier clean up. I highly recommend this, as I didn't, and it was a chore to clean up.

Divide the asparagus into 12 equal bundles. Starting 1/2 inch from the bottom of each bundle, wrap the bundles with bacon, securing with toothpicks if needed, and place the bundles in baking dish.

In a heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add soy sauce, brown sugar Cajun seasoning, chili powder, garlic salt and pepper. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Pour sauce all over the asparagus bundles.

Roast at 400 degrees, about 25 minutes or until the asparagus begins to wilt, basting with brown sugar sauce several times.

Delicious!

8 comments:

  1. I love this. It might actually eat asparagus! lol Happy Friday Follow!

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  2. My husband will love this - thank for sharing!
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  4. Looks good! Following from Friday Follow. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Yum!
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  7. Very yummy. I love asparagus!

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