Photo by Stephanie Bourgeois

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches asparagus, fibrous ends cut or broken off
  • 2 pounds bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Truffle oil or lemon oil

This recipe contains: Meat, Pork

Recipe notes: You can also make the asparagus in the oven. After you wrap each spear in bacon, arrange the spears in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a 350ºF oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

RECIPE

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Duskie Estes

Zazu Restaurant & Farm Santa Rosa, CA Bovolo Healdsburg, CA Black Pig Meat Co. Healdsburg, CA

John Stewart

Zazu Restaurant & Farm Santa Rosa, CA Bovolo Healdsburg, CA Black Pig Meat Co. Healdsburg, CA

At Black Pig Meat Co., Duskie Estes and John Stewart make their own bacon from heritage breed, non-confinement hogs. You can order the bacon from the Black Pig Meat Co. website, which also provides a list of businesses that carry the product.

Yield: 6 servings as a side

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lay the bacon slices on a sheet pan, and par-cook the bacon in the oven until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. When cool enough to handle, wrap a piece of bacon around each spear of asparagus and close with a wooden skewer. Repeat the process, putting 5 to 7 spears of asparagus on each skewer. Drizzle the asparagus with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill a few minutes on each side, about 3 to 5 minutes total, until asparagus is cooked through. To serve, remove from skewer and drizzle with truffle or lemon oil.