Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pan seared bacon wrapped asparagus

If you are like most people, you probably don't care much for asparagus. Oftentimes, when I go out to a dinner, and asparagus is served, it is left behind on my plate. Haven said all this, you must be wondering why then, I would be sharing with you an asparagus recipe. Here's why.... recently I made some dietary changes, which included adding more vegetables to my diet. As you can imagine, it is pretty easy to get bored of vegetables. To conquer this potential problem, I try new vegetables as often as I can (case in point, Jicama!).

My philosophy on food is pretty simple... with the right spices and combination of ingredients, almost any food can be made delicious. In order to achieve this, I looked up a few recipes and decided on this simple and delicious one.

5 or 6 asparagus spears
2 slices of extra lean turkey bacon
Black pepper to taste
Butter flavored cooking spray (any kind is fine)

What to do
Wrap 2 to 3 asparagus spears in each slice of bacon (fasten ends with toothpicks)
Sprinkle with black pepper
Heat up a pan on medium heat
Spray bottom of the pan with cooking spray
Place asparagus in the pan and sear on each side until bacon is slightly crispy (should take about a minute on each side)

Serve with your favorite protein dish... and enjoy!

p.s - serve alongside a fillet of Tilapia fish cooked as you like, for a healthy meal
p.p.s - WW friends, this recipe serves one, for a total of 1 point!

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