Smoky Bacon Asparagus





Here's the asparagus recipe that we served with our Mushroom Champagne Scallops the other night, as promised. We found these awesome, huge asparagus at one of the many grocery stores we frequent the other day. Michael created a delicious recipe out of some things we had at home. He has been dying to use bacon in anything, so you know that got thrown in there. The asparagus soak up the bacon flavor quite nicely & the teriyaki and soy add some extra flavor. For any of you veggies out there, just omit the bacon & you'll still have a delicious dish (or use facon bacon:)!

Ingredients

  • 6 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, cut into thirds
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water

Directions

  1. Cook bacon pieces in a large skillet. Place on paper towel to dry. Drain pan, retaining 1 tablespoon grease.
  2. Place skillet back on medium-high heat and add olive oil, garlic, and shallot. Simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add asparagus and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-high. Next, add teriyaki, soy sauce, water, and bacon pieces. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-8 minutes, until asparagus are tender. The thicker the asparagus, the longer the simmer time (we had some nice thick ones!).

18 comments:

Melissa said...

I am not that big of an aspargus fan, I'll eat it if I have too. I think I would eat if everyday without being asked if it had bacon! Looks great! :)

burpandslurp said...

love it! I'm a HUGE asparagus-lover, and I happened to buy a big bag from costco! AND I have some bacon to use up...perfect! bacon makes everything better, uh-huh!

♥peachkins♥ said...

My sister and I are big bacon fan and we'd eat anything with bacon.

I'll tell her about this one.

Esi said...

mmmm, two of my favorite things..bacon and asparagus!

Mary said...

This is a lovely recipe. You've been blessed with what I call the "eye". You see in recipes what others miss. It's a gift---believe me. Have a wonderful day.

Donna-FFW said...

Absolutely awesome combination. I am trying this out asap, sounds absolutely delicious!

Culinary Wannabe said...

The flavors sound like they would be so good together! Not to mention that bacon makes everything taste awesome. :) And btw - Twilight series is amazing (for girls, don't make the hubs-to-be sit in on the movie or he will be nagging about it for days later!), but it is all consuming. I seriously just got my life back when I finished all the books, and I never get into things like that!

Grace said...

i didn't like asparagus until bacon got involved. great post, chef. :)

Hornsfan said...

there's no fakin when it comes to bacon (sorry to offend vegetarians here)...those look delicious!!!

Nicole said...

Your photos are great! They are making me hungry!

Kerstin said...

I love asparagus, and know it would be even better with bacon - yum!

Olga said...

You guys eat so well!!!! And your photos always make my mouth water: not fair :)

Tyler said...

i love asparagus! i hardly ever cook with bacon, but after I read the whole recipe, it sounds like an amazing flavor combination. yum!

My Taste Heaven said...

looks great! thanks for sharing this wonderful foodie recipe

lisaiscooking said...

Gorgeous photos! The smoky flavor sounds great with asparagus.

jackie said...

Excellent execution. Your asparagus look still green and crunchy. I hate when they are overcooked.

Cookin' Canuck said...

Mmm, I'm salivating. This sounds decadently good!

Chef E said...

This is a total yum! I had some asparagus soup the other day, and kept tasting it, thinking, something is missing! Now I can imagine :) ummm bacon is good...

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