Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe is so easy to make and so delicious! The saltiness of the bacon is a perfect compliment to the asparagus as the goat cheese melts over the top of the asparagus. Delicious!
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Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe:
Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe
6 bacon slices
2 pounds asparagus stalks, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse 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 lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (zest)
Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Crumble bacon; set aside.
NOTE: I like to Oven-Bake my bacon when cooking a larger amount. Check Oven-Baked Bacon Recipe for perfect bacon every time.
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 cooked 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.
Source: Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bacon Recipe is from Bon Appit Magazine, April 2001 issue.