Sunday, January 13, 2013

Trisha Yearwood's Asparagus Bundles

One of my new favorite shows is "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" which airs Saturday mornings at 10:30 on Food Network. I love her no-nonsense approach to cooking and her Southern style. All of her recipes look amazing, but I knew I just had to try her recipe for Asparagus Bundles. If you love asparagus (and even if you don't) this is a must-try recipe. It is amazing!

Asparagus Bundles
recipe from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood 2010

2 lbs. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
6 slices bacon, cut in half
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 T. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide asparagus into 12 bundles. Carefully wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Lay bundles in a baking dish. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to boil and pour over asparagus.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until asparagus is wilted and bacon looks fully cooked. Remove toothpicks before serving.
I didn't get a picture of the finished dish, but it not only looked good, but tasted fantastic. We all thought it was delicious, but Nathan rated it one of the best dishes I've ever cooked!

I started with the weekly meal planning last week, and stuck to it for the most part, making only a couple of changes as the week went on. Here's an updated look at last week's meal plan:

Monday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Tuesday: Clam Chowder
Chili & corn bread didn't end up cooking today, Peter & Nathan away
Thursday: Goose, turnips, potatoes, dumplings (Peter, Nathan, Dad, Peter's brother Denny, & Me for dinner today).

Friday: take-out {fundraiser-beans & fried clams}
Saturday: Pork Chops
Crock Pot Cube Steak w/gravy, Asparagus Bundles, Twice Baked Potatoes (more goodies from the Omaha Steaks package Peter got for Christmas)
Sunday: unplanned ??? Cold Cut Subs w/chips


Shanna Watson said...

Looks yummy!! Definitely going to try those asparagus bundles.

Trish Shea said...

Your food looks great but the sauce for your bundles I've been doing for yrs..with green beans and bacon...found the recipe from in law in a local paper...

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