As asparagus is only around for a short time, it’s a good thing it’s so versatile. This is another recipe combining classic ingredients in a really easy, quick way.
You will need a bunch of asparagus, 4 or 5 rashers of bacon and a good handful of strong cheese.
Start by placing the asparagus stem down in a pan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes. By placing them stem down the thicker, woodier stems are boiled while the fragile tops steam. While the asparagus boils, cut the bacon into pieces and fry.
Put the asparagus into a baking tray, cover with bacon and then grate cheese over the top. Place this into a preheated oven at 180C for 10 minutes.
This is a great recipe for asparagus because it’s a meal in itself or as a lovely side to absolutely everything. It’d be great with a poached egg on top. Apologies for the lack of photo – Blogger doesn’t seem to be back to normal yet. Just imagine juicy green asparagus with lovely salty caramelised bacon. A delectable thought on its own but this is also covered with melted, stringy, crispy, golden cheese.