Sweet Sesame Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, about 20-25 spears, stems removed
  • 1 package center cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake bacon on foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Once the bacon is partially cooked set aside and place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
  2. Place butter and garlic in microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Mix in sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic. Set aside.
  3. Bunch together 3 asparagus spears and tightly wrap a piece of bacon around the bundle. Secure with toothpick if desired. Place on the wire rack seam-side down and repeat. Using a pastry brush, a spoon or even your hands, brush the spears thoroughly with the mixture(save some for brushing the asparagus halfway through cooking. Give each bundle a hefty sprinkle of sesame seeds. Roast for 18-20 minutes, brushing asparagus with mixture hallway through cooking. Serve warm.
Recipe by Salted Gold at http://saltedgold.com/sweet-sesame-bacon-wrapped-asparagus/