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Asparagus and Bits of Bacon #FrenchFridayswithDorie

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When making family dinners, I am most likely to pull out a bag of frozen peas, haricots verts, or corn for one of our sides. Steamed broccoli and roasted asparagus make the cut frequently, too. Simple and easy to prepare is the name of the game.  But I love little twists that turn plain veggies into something worthy of company…this is one of those dishes.


I roasted the asparagus instead of cooking in salted water as directed in the recipe….about 10 minutes at 425ΒΊ with just touch of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt to complete the task. Then this perfectly cooked asparagus was dressed with walnut oil and lemon juice…and topped with crispy bacon slivers and barely cooked diced onion (I used a large shallot). Generously seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper, this gorgeous dish is perfect for your spring dinner table.


This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table or here.

 



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86 comments on “Asparagus and Bits of Bacon #FrenchFridayswithDorie”

  1. Love asparagus, esp. the green one! This is one perfect Easter lunch dish.

  2. Just one word….LOVE!

  3. looks great

  4. oooh… bacon!

  5. Yum! Roasted asparagus sounds even better than blanched.

  6. Your side dishes sound like my side dishes. Easy peasy with no extras. Love the little extra addition of bacon. Good Easter side.

  7. NICI CLIKS……N Iam sure this tastes really good..happy weekend..
    Maha

  8. Es mi verdura preferida luce muy bella una rica sobremesa,feliz pascua llena de bendiciones,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  9. Dear Lizzy, Perfect for the holiday.
    Happy Easter! Blessings my dear. Catherine xoxo

  10. Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family this is a wonderful side for a blessed Easter dinner!

  11. Perfect side dish to Easter dinner! Asparagus spells SPRING!
    Many blessings to you and yours this Easter Weekend!

  12. Now…
    that is what I call a vegtable, baby <3

    WOW.

  13. I love roasted aparagus, too!

  14. Asparagus & bacon look delicious! Happy Easter Lizzy!

  15. I love roasted asparagus! For some reason I followed the instructions and boiled it, but I bet it was even better roasted.

  16. Asparagus is just so delicious – and one of the few seasonal foods left! πŸ™‚

  17. Asparagus and bacon… two of my favourite foods! Yum! This recipe looks fantastic!

  18. This would be a great side dish! Love the bacon!

  19. Delicious! I hope you and your family had a fabulous EASTER! Many happy times to you both!

  20. Walnut oil and lemon juice! I’ve never tried that. Perfect recipe for asparagus season!

  21. Veggie perfection! I always roast when it comes to asparagus but the addition of bacon and shallot would raise it many levels.

  22. Maybe I can get my bacon loving sons to eat some asparagus this way πŸ™‚
    Love that you roasted them πŸ™‚

  23. Lizzy, I’ve been so behind in my blog reading from the past week that I missed this post – but I’m so glad you roasted the asparagus instead of boiling. There’s so much more flavor from roasting and less wasted nutrients. I’ve never had asparagus with bacon, but it sounds like a delicious pairing.

    Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays!

  24. How did I miss this recipe in Dorie’s book? Asparagus is one of my go-to vegetables. I’m off to hunt down my book and mark it to try. Thanks Lizzy.
    Sam

  25. OMG this sounds incredible! I love roasted asparagus! I bet its great with the walnut oil, I’ve never seen it before but I’m going to keep my eye out now, I’m sure it can be used on a ton of dishes! And everythings better with bacon on top! πŸ™‚

  26. Guess who’s buying asparagus when she shops tomorrow??!

  27. Everything’s better with bacon! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for linking these delicious asparagus at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!

  28. Oh, this looks so delicious right now. I’d happily eat this topped with an egg for my breakfast!

  29. Yum, roasting, I love roasted asparagus! I will definitely do that next time.

  30. I’m late to the table again – but this looks terrific! Lovely photos as usual!

  31. Simply delicious with bacon. πŸ™‚

  32. Hi there, this is a really nice post about asparagus. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things asparagus. Food on Friday

  33. Great to see your link. Thanks. We now have a great collection!

  34. Hey great that you linked this in for bacon, too! Thanks

  35. Just to let you know that this link to Food on Friday was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a great week, Lizzy.

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