Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Grilled Lemon

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My son-in-law Matt brought over bacon wrapped asparagus for the Superbowl and I have made them twice since then.

This is the easiest and most delicious way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies.

My son (almost 20) and his buddy ate a plateful at dinner the other night and kept going on about the great flavor.

I will definitely be making these all summer and you should too.

Here's what you need:

asparagus - I used 3 per bacon one time because they were super skinny and 2 each the next time because they were a little thin too.
bacon, cut in half
salt and pepper
1/2 lemon cut lengthwise

This is a pretty simple recipe.  I counted 3 bundles per adult and 2 per child.

Preheat the Barbecue to about 375 degrees.

Trim the asparagus and cut the bacon in half.
Holding the bacon tight to the asparagus (near the top) wrap towards the end.
Salt and pepper the bacon wrapped asparagus.  Cut the lemon half into three or four long pieces.
Place the asparagus on the grill with the end of the bacon against the grill so that it keeps wrapped around the asparagus.
Keeping an eye on the asparagus so the bacon doesn't burn, cook it 5-7 minutes or so on each side. The thicker the bacon the longer it takes to cook and I like my bacon done.  Place the lemons on the grill for about 3-5 minutes.
Remove when done cooking and squeeze the lemon on top.
You will see these vanish right before your eyes, they are that delicious!


Serves as many as you like

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