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Asparagus a la Rachel

 

I know, I know…. Asparagus and who is Rachel? Historically, Asparagus has not been my favorite veggie – but I will eat it – I’m a good girl like that. Then, a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she had prepared asparagus for dinner and it was DELICIOUS. She had added garlic, bacon and honey. I read her post and thought, “HONEY?,….. WHAT?”, which is pretty much what I responded.

 

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Rachel replied, “Yes, Honey, and it was YUMMY!”. Trusting Rachel’s judgment as I do, I was intrigued and  had to try it too! I made only a few alterations to her initial recipe and I have to admit, I’m hooked too!

This friend of mine, Rachel, is a nurse who I have worked with for several years. Rachel is calm and cool in the face of any emergency and she always seems to know exactly and immediately what to do. I admire her positive and sweet demeanor as well as her skills as a nurse. Rachel is a real pro. What I didn’t know is that Rachel is a pro in the kitchen too. As has been true for about 5 years now, I am once again finding myself learning from her! (And… she is only about ½ my age!)

 

I asked her if I could include this Asparagus recipe on my website – and as is always true of her giving spirit, she said, “OF COURSE!”.

 

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Thanks Rachel!

 

 

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Serving suggestions for  Asparagus a la Rachel

Hubby and I  have found that Asparagus a la Rachel is tasty with a hearty meat main course such as  Zesty Drunkin Chicken            followed by a sweet and  homey dessert like  Cookie Bars!                  

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Asparagus on a white plate with bacon sprinkled on top

Asparagus a la Rachel

Easy and delicious Asparagus recipe
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasting asparagus, asparagus and bacon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bacon - browned
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1/2 onion - chopped
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 2 TBS honey - heaping
  • 1/2 tsp dried chipotle peppers
  • 1/2 tsp salt - more to taste when ready to serve
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Brown bacon in frying pan.
  • Remove bacon and add onion, garlic and asparagus and brown over medium heat.
  • When asparagus is cooked and onions translucent, Add the honey, peppers, salt and pepper.
  • Remove to serving dish and add cider vinegar and toss. Add more salt if tastes bitter

Notes

Easy recipe, best with honey. 
Try substituting maple syrup for honey

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus a la Rachel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 365mg15%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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