Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

I originally set out to wrap the asparagus in prosciutto.  However, finding a safe deli meats is a challenge for those with food allergies.  (See Deli Counter Safety for more info) For this party, I was not able to find safe prosciutto so I substituted a safe bacon.  To my surprise, the bacon-wrapping worked wonderfully and they were the hit of the party.

Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

1 pound asparagus
1 pound bacon or prosciutto

Cut 2 inches cut off end of asparagus and wash.  Bring pot of water to boil and salt liberally.  Place asparagus in water and cook until bright green.  Remove from pot and run under cold water or dip ice bath to stop cooking.

If using bacon, cook the bacon until done but not crispy.  Do not cook the prosciutto.

Wrap each asparagus piece in prosciutto or bacon leaving the pretty tip sticking out.  Chill and serve.

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