Bacon-wrapped… does anything else need to be said to know that this recipe is delicious? I get excited with anticipation of the arrival of fresh North Carolina vegetables every spring.
I get excited with anticipation of the arrival of fresh North Carolina vegetables every spring. Springtime brings an abundance of fresh local asparagus and this recipe is not only beautiful to look at, it’s just as delicious to eat.
I normally prepare my asparagus steamed, but had to try my hand at this bacon-wrapped version for the first time last year. The result was a beautiful dish that was simple to prepare. The buttery brown sugar glaze caramelizes perfectly as the asparagus bundles are being roasted to a crisp and tender texture.
I always try to purchase my seasonal produce from my local farmer’s market, The Friendly Market in Morehead City. I support my local economy while receiving produce that is always picked at the peak of freshness. I can also personally ask the farmers questions I might have.
I hope you’ll enjoy this asparagus recipe. What’s your favorite way to prepare asparagus? Please let me know in the comments below!
Amy Brinkley lives in Morehead City and is the writer and photographer of the food blog, The Blond Cook. Amy’s cooking style is influenced by her small town roots and love of Southern comfort food.