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50 Shades of Grill: Bacon-wrapped asparagus

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Asparagus is an underrated vegetable. Pair it with citrus, herbs and bacon, and it may give your main course a run for the money. This simple recipe takes it to another level with the addition of fresh blood orange.

The blood orange adds a tangy citrus flavor to a very sexy sauce for the asparagus.
The blood orange adds a tangy citrus flavor to a very sexy sauce for the asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small to medium asparagus
  • 1/2 pound thinly-sliced bacon
  • Finely-grated zest and juice of 1 blood orange
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grained mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarse ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
  1. Tightly wrap three asparagus spears in a slice of bacon, until all asparagus has been bundled, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the orange zest and juice with the mustard and olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the asparagus, turning often to not burn bacon, until they are just tender and the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes total.
  5. Move the asparagus to a serving platter and drizzle with orange/mustard sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with the chopped thyme. Serve immediately.

Happy Grilling!

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Born in Mississippi, raised in Southeast Louisiana, I've been around good food my whole life. I’m enjoy sharing my love for the grill and the Grillax Lifestyle with my two boys.

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Born in Mississippi, raised in Southeast Louisiana, I've been around good food my whole life. I’m enjoy sharing my love for the grill and the Grillax Lifestyle with my two boys.

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