Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Sweet Potato Medallions & a Spicy Dip

photo by scott haydon
Through the course of our dating Scott and I have made bacon wrapped sweet potato fries with a chipotle lime sauce more times than I'd like to admit. Okay, like 4. We LOVE bacon and vegetables and sweet and spicy all combined into one big tasty snack/meal. We also love asparagus. The other day I was on Martha Stewart's website - where I always go when looking for new delicious food recipes. And what did I find? A list of TONS of GREAT recipes, all about asparagus.I pinned several of them.

There are two nights a week where I work late and come home hungry. Most of the time I share popcorn and drink wine with my favorite boy on the planet. Tonight, we made bacon wrapped asparagus, sweet potato medallions and a sriracha cool and spicy dip. Scott said that it was one of the best meals we've ever shared. The sriracha sauce and sweet potato was an especially delicious combination. We'll definitely be making this sauce often.

This recipe was adapted from this really good recipe.

32 asparagus stalks, trimmed
8 slices applewood smoked bacon
salt and pepper
1/2 c vegenaise
2 tsp Sriracha
1 meyer lemon, juice

Heat the oven to 450. Wrap bacon around 4 stalks and secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 10 minutes. Flip bundles and continue to roast for another 12 minutes or until bacon is ready. 

While the asparagus/bacon roasts, whisk vegenaise, sriracha and lemon juice in a small bowl.

{I didn't include directions for the sweet potato - all I did was toss them in olive oil, ginger powder, salt and pepper. I cooked them for the same amount of time as the asparagus.}

Serve asparagus and sweet potatoes with dipping sauce. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. Tried the dip and it was super easy, super tasty! Thanks for the tip. :)