Thursday, May 6, 2010

Asparagus Bundles

Fresh asparagus spears, wrapped in bacon and cooked in a spicy brown sugar butter sauce.
Fresh asparagus spears, wrapped in bacon and cooked in a spicy brown sugar butter sauce.

Asparagus Bundles

If you've been around my recipes awhile, you probably remember when I featured The Sweet Potato Queen's bacon snack called Pig Candy, and that is the first thing I thought of when I saw these Asparagus Bundles in Trisha Yearwood's newest cookbook {affil link} 

This has truly been one of my most favorite cookbooks y'all - I have loved every one of her recipes that I've made, and heard great things from other readers about other recipes they've made from it.

Asparagus is available in the U.S. year round these days so these can be made pretty much anytime of the year - though harvests are between February and June, with the peak being around April and May where they are at their best.

This pairing of brown sugared bacon with fresh asparagus did not disappoint either - the flavors are perfect together, it is just simply delicious, and I absolutely loved it. If you love good southern cooking, consider getting this cookbook - you won't be disappointed!

I adapted the original recipe by adding my favorite Cajun seasoning and some chili powder to the brown sugar mixture, and while I got busy and distracted and didn't baste the bundles, I highly suggest doing that for a richer and deeper color on your bacon. Yummy - enjoy!

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