You can wrap almost anything in bacon and it'll taste great. Here is a recipe that works great as appetizers or as hors d'oeuvres. This dish can be served plain or accompanied with a hollandaise sauce or orange ponzu sauce.

The Sushi Guy
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus until it is barely cooked and still crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. When done, plunge the asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking. When cool, trim the asparagus to 8-inch lengths. Wrap a bundle of 6 asparagus spears with six strips of bacon, side by side, securing each slice with a toothpick. The bacon should be wrapped around twice so that there are two layers.

  • Trim the enoki mushrooms, and separate into 12 pieces. Stuff each enoki piece with four pieces of shiitake. Wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon, wrapping around twice, and secure with a toothpick. Place the bundles on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

  • Roast in preheated oven for 6 minutes, then flip the bundles over, and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes, until the bacon is brown and crisp.

  • To serve, remove all 24 toothpicks, and slice the asparagus bundles between the bacon. Drain on paper towels for a moment before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; 15.6 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 859 mg sodium. 4.9 g carbohydrates; 15.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2007
Easy prep taste great! I cooked my bacon for a few minutes in the microwave beforehand sprinkled it with applewood seasoning wrapped it and threw it on the grill... big hit... thanks!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2015
I've made these twice and though very tasty I had trouble getting the bacon done enough without crisping the asparagus. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2007
Easy prep taste great! I cooked my bacon for a few minutes in the microwave beforehand sprinkled it with applewood seasoning wrapped it and threw it on the grill... big hit... thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2007
it was not to easy to make. the results are very good though. i suggest using broil temps in the oven with a close eye. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2007
Easy prep taste great! I cooked my bacon for a few minutes in the microwave beforehand sprinkled it with applewood seasoning wrapped it and threw it on the grill... big hit... thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
Success! Served these as part of a neighborhood brunch and they were very well received. Used green asparagus as that's what I had on hand and precooked the bacon. Glad I did they turned out perfectly! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
very good! we used white asparagus for this and it was excellent Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
Try this with a little maple syrup as a glaze before baking or grilling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
I love asparabacon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2013
This is absolutely wonderful! I love asparagus and mushrooms already and who doesn't like bacon? What a wonderful marriage of ingredients. Thanks to the submitter of this recipe from someone who actually made it and ate it! It was a house-wide success!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
These were DIVINE!!! The juices of the bacon and the asparagus were to die for! The only thing I did was boil the asparagus longer to make it easier to bite into. Soft tender asparagus wrapped in mouth watering bacon..LOVE IT!!! Want to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2013
Asparagus already tastes great this time of year...but add some bacon and oh-yeah! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2015
I've made these twice and though very tasty I had trouble getting the bacon done enough without crisping the asparagus. Read More
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