How to make asparagus unhealthy...

While planning our Easter dinner, my mom called and said we needed a vegetable on the menu. Because I've known my mother for, well, my whole life :) I knew that what she really meant was we need a vegetable smothered in butter. I remembered this recipe a co-worker had shared with me awhile back (thanks Emily!) and knew it would hit the vegetable spot. We could feel good at Easter with a nice green vegetable on our plate surrounded by ham, deviled eggs,  cheesy potato casserole, buttery rolls, and coconut cake.

Asparagus Bundles with Soy Garlic Sauce

Start by preheating your oven to 400. Then wrap a slice of bacon around 5-6 stalks of asparagus and place in a baking dish.
Combine the following ingredient in a small saucepan:
    - 1/2 cup brown sugar
    - 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
    - 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
    - 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    - 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Bring to a boil and pour over asparagus bundles.
Bake for 25 minutes.

This sauce is SOOOO good. I seriously just ate spoonfuls while I was making this dish. I'm thinking it would be good poured over just about anything edible.

1 comment:

Mom said...

I think I should have been Paula Deene's sister......butter, mayonnaise,etc.......YUM!