Apr 22, 2014

Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

This this this this this! Did I say ‘this’ already? I hate repeating myself, but I really need you to know you have to make these kabobs! You need them in your life. Everyone does.

You take everything good in this world and you put it on a stick, grill it and then you eat it. It cannot possibly be any easier.

They are so simple, but so delicious. I served these beauties as an appetizer and they hit all the rights spots for everyone who ate them. Kiddo loved them, but then again, he loves anything that’s on a stick and has bacon in it, so he’s no reliable gauge.

Anyhow, if you need a simple go-to dish that will give you flavour as well as the wow factor now that asparagus are in season… this is it!

 

Ingredients:

bunch of green asparagus (we need the tips)
bunch of white asparagus (we need the tips)
thin bacon slices
few drops of basil oil
coarse sea salt
freshly cracked pepper
wooden skewers

Optional: Parmesan flakes
 

Directions:

 
For an appetizer I wouldn’t take this past 2 kabobs per person; that’s 4 asparagus tips per kabob. Add soft-boiled eggs, shaved Parmesan and some crusty bread for an amazing lunch!
 

They’re so pretty and perky. I couldn’t possibly love them anymore.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Peel the white asparagus and make sure they’re about the same size as the green ones. Cut off the tip, 2 to 2 1/2 inches or so.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

 
The remaining white asparagus went into my creamy asparagus soup and the green ones went into a beef & asparagus stir-fry.
 

Boil the tips in lightly salted water for 5 minutes.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and drain well.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Then there’s bacon. Bacon rights all the wrongs in this world.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Grab your skewers, start with the bacon followed by an asparagus tip, fold over the bacon, another tip and keep going like this until the bacon has been woven through. Press them together.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Heat a grillpan, lightly oil it and grill the kabobs 2 to 3 minutes on each side. That’s it.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

This is foodie heaven for real.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Drizzle a few drops of basil oil all over, season with coarse sea-salt and freshly cracked pepper and, optionally, Parmesan flakes.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

These come with a ‘highly addictive’ warning. Just so you know.
Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs
Ingredients
    bunch of green asparagus (we need the tips)
    bunch of white asparagus (we need the tips)
    thin bacon slices
    few drops of basil oil
    coarse sea salt
    freshly cracked pepper
    wooden sticks

    Optional: Parmesan flakes

Directions
    For an appetizer I wouldn’t take this past 2 kabobs per person; that’s 4 asparagus tips per kabob. Add soft-boiled eggs, shaved Parmesan and some crusty bread for an amazing lunch!

    Peel the white asparagus and make sure they’re about the same size as the green ones. Cut off the tip, 2 to 2 1/2 inches or so. The remaining asparagus are great in soup and/or a stir-fry. Boil the tips in lightly salted water for 5 minutes, rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process and drain well. Grab your skewers, start with the bacon followed by an asparagus tip, fold over the bacon, another tip and keep going like this until the bacon has been woven through. Press them together.

    Heat a grillpan, lightly oil it and grill the kabobs 2 to max 3 minutes on each side. Plate them, drizzle a little basil oil all over and finish with salt and pepper.

Meal type: Appetizer, Lunch
Servings: as many as you need
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    9 Comments »

    1. 1

      Oh, my goodness…I can almost smell and hear them sizzling! Your photos are beautiful! I will be making these very soon. They actually could make a nice dinner for 2 with a little chicken on the side. Thanks!

      Sharon on Apr 22, 2014 @ 5:41 pm Reply
    2. 2

      My favorite vegetable and favorite meat on a skewer. Nothing could make my mouth water more! Indeed, bacon rights all the wrongs in this world. Amen :)

      Amy on Apr 22, 2014 @ 9:05 pm Reply
    3. 3

      I love spring with fresh Asparagus.A tip,if you use 2 skewers per kabob they wont spin or fall off on the grill.

      Jack on Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:02 pm Reply
      1. P.S. Also room for another piece of bacon.

        Jack on Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:03 pm Reply
      2. Don’t worry, they won’t spin or fall off… and this is much easier to eat! :)

        Kay on Apr 23, 2014 @ 9:04 am Reply
    4. 4

      OMG! I want it! NOW! : ))

      TheBBRcast on Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:35 am Reply
    5. 5

      Fantastic! I absolutely love this and it’s going to be on my grill this weekend.

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Apr 23, 2014 @ 2:21 pm Reply
    6. 6

      These look wonderful.

      I really like your blog. I have been going through a couple of your recipes & have pinned them on my boards on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your recipes, beautiful step by step photographed pictures & instructions. I’m one of those people who does better by looking & following pictures. Thanks again. ヅ

      RaspberryT on Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:58 am Reply
      1. Thanks!

        So am I! When I see it, it just clicks more than when I just read it :)

        Kay on May 8, 2014 @ 9:57 am Reply

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