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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 3-4

This bacon wrapped asparagus is a fun way to dress up your favorite springtime perennial! Serve this easy recipe as a tasty side dish for Mother’s Day Brunch. Show your mother how much you love her by serving this with a fried or poached egg, toast, and a side of fruit. However you serve these young shoots wrapped with love, your mother will be impressed.

Ingredients

  • 16 spears of asparagus

  • 16 strips of bacon

  • freshly cracked pepper

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Line a full size baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Prepare the asparagus by taking the end of the asparagus between your thumb and forefinger and bend at about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom until it snaps. Discard the bottom (or save it for soup stock). Lay the trimmed piece next to the remaining asparagus on a cutting board with the tops of the asparagus aligned evenly. Cut off the woody end of the asparagus so they are all uniform and roughly the same size with the one you snapped off earlier.

  4. Wrap each asparagus spear with one piece of bacon spiraling around each spear and place them single layer on the lined baking sheet.

  5. Season with freshly cracked pepper.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can make a couple of mimosas for you and your mother or fry a few eggs sunny side up.

  7. After the bacon is crispy and the tops of the asparagus looks charred, serve immediately with that fried egg you made earlier and some fresh fruit.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Roasted Radishes with Bacon

By: Co+op, stronger together

Total Time: 10 minutes active; 45 minutes total

Servings: 4-6

Tender radishes and crispy bacon are slow-roasted with garlic and fresh sage for a simple and spectacular salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 3 cups) radishes

  • 4 slices uncooked bacon

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage

  • Pinch each of salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Oil a rimmed sheet pan.

  2. Cut the radishes in half after removing leaves and dice the bacon. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and lay out on the sheet pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is well-cooked and the radishes are tender. Drain off some of the bacon grease before serving warm on a bed of fresh greens.

Serving Suggestion

This earthy dish works best alongside simple roasted or grilled meats and poultry. Omit the bacon and add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a perky, vegetarian option that pairs well with mac and cheese.

Nutritional Information

106 calories, 9 g. fat, 13 mg. cholesterol, 227 mg. sodium, 4 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 3 g. protein

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