Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon

Ingredients

  • 12 asparagus stems
  • 6 slices of unsmoked bacon
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin

Steps

  1. Trim the asparagus and cut each stem into three. Cut each bacon slice in half lengthways.
  2. Bundle the three lengths of each stem together, and wrap a length of bacon around them tightly.
  3. Gently heat some oil in a frying pan, and add the asparagus bundles. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure the bacon browns all over.
  4. Increase the heat, add the soy sauce and mirin for a teriyaki-style glaze, and fry for around half a minute. Remove from the heat and serve, adding salt and pepper as desired.