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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- 6 bacon slices
- 2 pounds asparagus stalks, washed and trimmed
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin
- Coarse salt or sea salt
- Black pepper, coarsely-ground
- 1 (3 1/2 to 4-ounce) log fresh goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
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.
Categories:Asparagus Bacon Appetizers Goat Cheese, Chevre Cheese- Feta Cheese & Ricotta Cheese Side Dishes