Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Duskie Estes

Zazu Kitchen + Farm - 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.

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

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.

Yield

6 servings as a side