Monday, February 1, 2010

Sinfully Good~
Asparagus with bacon is like chicken with thyme. They go very very well together :D I made a batch of these 2 weekends straight, because hubby loved it so much, hehe! It's a simple, easy-to-dish. No tricks in volved, no need for marination bla bla. Just straight out from the packet, wa-lah! Of course you have to pan fry the bacon for a few minutes to get the crispy underside la, hehe!

And what's more, asparagus are rich in vitamins and minerals. Read more about the benefits of asparagus here. Preparing this dish is so simple, you can close both eyes to prepare it.

1) A pack of asparagus (Carrefour sells Thai asparagus for about RM 4/pack. If you have a bigger budget, try the Dutch variant or even the organic ones)
2) 6 slices of bacon (again, this can vary depending on how much asparagus you have)
3) Freshly ground black pepper

Asparagus wrapped with bacon, nom nom~

Give the asparagus a good rinse and pat them dry. Take a slice of bacon and wrap the asparagus up, securing the end with a small toothpick. That should help keep the bacon wrapped up nicely. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper all over the asparagus and heat up the pan. Pour a little bit of olive oil onto the pan and let the oil heat up a bit before you place the wrapped asparagus onto the pan. When the oil is heated, switch to a lower flame and place the wrapped asparagus onto the pan (careful though, the oil might splatter a little bit). Sear the bacon and asparagus for about 2 minutes on each side, but be careful not to char the bacon too much (unless you really like your bacon charred, haha!). Dish it out and serve :)

Simple, right? Doesn't cost that much too. The asparagus we bought cost about RM 4/pack from Carrefour @ Tropicana City Mall. 6 slices of streaky bacon cost about RM 4.50 (they go by 100grams). And after you makan asparagus, guarantee your pee sibeh smelly BWAHAHAHAHA!!!


Haha, are you testing out the theory of your previous blog post? :D

@sarah hahahaha tried & testing!