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Recipe:Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
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These bundles can be easily prepared on an outdoor grill or in a hot oven.

1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
A few grinds black pepper
4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
Chopped chives or scallions, optional garnish

Preheat oven, if using, to 400 degrees F.

Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the
asparagus with black pepper. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide
the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of
bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with
remaining ingredients.

To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until
bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.

For oven preparation, place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12
minutes.

Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
Show: 30 Minute Meals. Episode: 30-Minute Surf and Turf
Found at Food Network
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