You know, I hardly have the chance to eat asparagus because it is so pricey. At the restaurant, forget it. At the supermarket, forget it. I can't even remember the last time I had asparagus. I know they are awesome stir fried with prawns or sambal belacan.
When I watch food prep videos, I noticed many of the foreign youtubers like to use asparagus as one of the vegetables that they prep in advance. I suppose asparagus is affordable in their country.
Then one day at Jaya Grocer, I saw this.
Australia green asparagus (350g). Normal price RM16.90, now RM9.90 per pack. So I wasted no time in buying two packs.
These are the big fat ones and I reckon they would be great roasted with bacon.
I have seen this done on TV and this was my chance to give it a try. Just wrap each spear of asparagus with a rasher of bacon and roast at 200C for 15 minutes.
Oh...it was so good! The bacon was nicely browned and crisp and the asparagus were tender crisp.
Since I had another packet of asparagus (and no more bacon) I roasted the whole lot in the same pan, tossing the asparagus in the residual bacon fat.
These were equally good.
I am really loving these asparagus and I'll be on the lookout for special offers.