Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus
SERVINGS: as much as you make (2 asparagus stalks to one slice bacon)
Bacon (thick cut works best)
Fresh Asparagus
Wood skewers (soaked in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill)

Trim the ends off of the fresh asparagus and put on a large pot of water to boil. Blanche the asparagus for about 15 minutes, the color will lighten and a fork will pierce the end of the stalk when ready. Drain and allow to cool to touch. In a large skillet partially cook the bacon puling it from the heat while it is still transparent and drain excess grease. Allow the bacon to cool for handling. Taking two stalks of asparagus at a time to one slice of bacon wrap diagonally. Then lay them flat on your cooking board and pierce the bacon with the skewers to secure, threading as you go. Then grill until the bacon crisps, but be mindful to watch and make sure the skewers don't catch a flame or it will burn to a crisp.

Drizzle with fresh squeezed lemon juice just prior to serving. Enjoy!

Recipe by Trish Barton 

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