1 December, 2015
Asparagus with Garlic and Smoked BaconComments : 7 Posted in : Side Dish on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: Abdominal obesity, Barbecue chicken, Chicken (food), Chinese cuisine, Rice, Soy sauce, Stir frying, Strained yogurt, Vegetarian cuisine, Wok
Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, and ranks among the top vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.
Asparagus has between 5 and 12 percent of your daily need of vitamin-C, B-6, zinc, iron, and magnesium.
Those nutrients are a great combination, as vitamin-C needs zinc for absorption, and magnesium hitches a ride with vitamin B-6 for absorption as well.
Asparagus has been studied and noted to combat age-related ocular diseases, arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune diseases.
It is also an effective diuretic for water retention related illness, like PMS, arthritis, and rheumatism.
How To Cook Asparagus
We have noted some of the many health benefits of this spire like vegetable, so you can understand the importance of cooking it right, so as to enjoy them.
These quick-cooking, water less methods will preserve the fabulous nutritional content and antioxidant power of asparagus, either roast, grill, or stir-fry.
Our featured recipe – Asparagus with Garlic and Smoked Bacon – is prepared as a stir-fry. We also suggest this recipe as a prepared side dish to accompany your turkey dinner left overs from last week (Thursday, November. 26, 215).
Here is what you will need.
1 pound asparagus thin stalks, trim ends, cut 1-inch lengths
1/2 pound pasture fed bacon, flavor is your choice – we used a smoked bacon from Whole Foods Market
5 garlic gloves, chopped
Cut bacon into 1-inch slices, place into a large pan over medium heat. When bacon is 1/2 cooked add garlic and stir until you smell the garlic, about 1 minute.
Next add the prepared asparagus and continue to stir until bacon is cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Plate and serve with your favorite main dish.
Enjoy our other recipes here at – Splendid Recipes and More – using asparagus…
Roasted Trout with Baby Potatoes and Asparagus
Balsamic-Honey Glazed Chicken and Asparagus
Asparagus and Bacon Cream Pasta
Bacon Eggs and Asparagus Benedict
Mushroom Tortellini with Asparagus
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Great recipe for asparagus. Lots of flavorful ingredients.
Thanks Jovina. I actually bought or rather asked the deli worker for Apple-Bourbon Smoked Bacon 😋 (which I have purchased a few times before), but he packaged me some regular hickory smoked. Fortunately all there smoked bacons are the same per pound – so this mistake on their part this time was no big deal – though Whole Foods is good about fixing their mistakes – one time I got 1 quart of heavy cream free and and another time 5 liters of bottled water free for charging wrong price 😃 Have a great day Jovina👍🏼