10slicesBaconcut in half, lengthwise to form 20 stripes of bacon
1-2SprayOlive oilabout 1 teaspoon
Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F)
Before you start, cut in half the bacon slices, lengthwise to form 2 long skinny strips of bacon for each slice. You should make 20 long strips of bacon from your 10 initial slices.
Lay a bundle of 4-5 asparagus on a chopping board and hold the entire bundle tight. Then, using a large sharp knife cut off the 1 1/2 inches bottom part of the asparagus spears. Discard all the bottom woody parts and keep the top part to make this roasted bacon wrapped asparagus recipe. Repeat these steps until all the asparagus has been trimmed.
Wash quickly under cold water, pat dry with a towel.
Place the asparagus onto a cooling rack (the same one you would use to cool down cookies) and lightly spray some olive oil or garlic oil all over.
Season with pepper and salt if desired - watch out for salt, bacon is very salty.
Grab one asparagus spear and wrap the half piece of bacon around the spear starting from the bottom up to the top, swirling around the spear. Look at my picture above in this post for details.
Return the wrapped asparagus onto the cooling rack, and repeat this step until all spears are wrapped in half slice of bacon. Don't overlap the spears, leave some space between each.
Place the cooling rack onto a large baking tray covered with foil or baking paper. This tray will gather the fat coming out from the bacon and foil/paper make it easier to clean the tray. See my picture above in the post for details.
Place the baking tray with the cooling rack on it into the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
Remove tray from the oven, sprinkle grated Parmesan on top of each spear, and return to the oven for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted, asparaguses are soft but still crunchy.
Serve immediately as a side dish (5 asparagus per serve) or party food with fresh chopped parsley, chili flakes or avocado oil mayonnaise to dip in.