It's spring time and one of my favorite early vegetables is asparagus. There is nothing better than asparagus that comes straight from the garden. Trust me- once you have it fresh, you'll want to start a plot of your own if you have the space. Forget about all those fancy sauces that they use at the steakhouses. Plain is best but I also have a way to fix it that does take it over the top and it is so easy!
Preheat oven to 400°. I start with a nice bunch of fresh asparagus. Trim off the woody ends and wash. After I dry the stalks, I drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper
Take your regular sliced bacon and cut it in half along the length of the slice with a pair of kitchen shears. Wrap a slice of this bacon around each stalk asparagus and place on a sheet pan with a 1" lip (to contain the bacon grease).
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and turn each stalk over. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.
Easy and so gooood!