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Recipe is from Bon Appétit Magazine, April 2001 issue. So easy-to-make and so delicious!
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Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe
Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 7 min
6 bacon slices
asparagus stalks, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin
salt or sea salt
Coarsely-ground black pepper
1 (3 1/2- to 4-ounce) log soft fresh
goat cheese, crumbled
2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed
1 teaspoon grated lemon
Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp.
Transfer to paper towels and drain. Crumble bacon; set aside.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 500 degrees F. Arrange asparagus on large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and turn asparagus to coat well.
Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus until crisp-tender when pierced with knife, about 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and arrange asparagus in single layer on platter. Sprinkle with goat cheese, then cook bacon. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil.
Sprinkle grated lemon peel over. (Can be prepared 1 hour ahead. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature.)
Makes 6 servings.