I have an amazing recipe for you to celebrate the asparagus season. This is the period around the month of April to the month of June. You can usually find it all year round, but using it at that time of the year gives you the deepest flavor.
I always liked the idea of bacon-wrapped asparagus, because it’s super tasty and attractive. We served our beautiful rolls with whole wheat couscous. I love doing this as a side – it takes less than 2 minutes.
Let me take you through the process.
- 8 asparagus spears
- 8 slices of smoked bacon
- 100 gr of couscous
- 30 gr of pistachio nuts
- 30 gr of sweetcorn
- 20 gr of shredded carrot
- 20 gr of crumbled feta cheese
- 20 gr of dried apricots
- 10 gr butter
- Prepare your asparagus and bacon rolls and cook them on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes, turning them to get colored on all sides
- To cook the couscous - put it in a bowl, add the butter, bring 100 ml of water to the boil, add it to the bowl and cover. It will be ready after 1 minute
- And now you can add all the other ingredients to the cooked couscous and mix
And this is what you get.
Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. If you want to know more about asparagus click here.
Enjoy cooking guys, see you soon!