My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE asparagus. Isn't that weird?! They also love brussel sprouts. That's weirder! LOL!
We had just started eating roasted asparagus with a bit of lemon and some parmesan cheese recently, but with Derek's WEMP allergies, we can no longer top our veggies with cheese. :( Luckily it's not something I did that often that our kids will even notice that we are no longer doing it.
BUT, I wanted to make asparagus the other night that was just as flavorful and satisfying as the cheese covered kind we'd been eating, so I decided to top it with some pre-cooked bacon pieces, and it was fabulous! It satisfied my need for cheese and salt all with just a touch of bacon! :) And, Chris said it was the BEST asparagus he's ever eaten!!!!
2 bunches asparagus, with bottoms removed
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp pre-cooked bacon pieces
1. Heat oil in large skillet. Once hot, add asparagus and garlic and saute until tender (3-5 minutes). Add lemon juice and salt and pepper, and continue cooking for another minute or two until you get some browning on the stalks. Sprinkle with bacon and heat for about 30 seconds.