Smoky, salty & umami bacon wrapped asparagus only take 25 minutes to prepare, and make the best and tastiest party snack your family and friends will love!

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus With Honey Miso Glaze

Don’t I love snacking on these bacon wrapped asparagus bunches! I love everything about them; how easy they are to make (with only 5 ingredients), how pretty they look, how fun they are to eat and how super yummy they taste! Bacon wrapped asparagus are very popular in Japan (called aspara bacon -アスパラ ベ-コン) where they are most commonly served in pubs or yakitori bars as appetizers. Their recipe is even more simple: bacon and asparagus. That’s it! No added flavor, just bacon wrapped around a few stalks of asparagus that are then char grilled to perfection. It’s de-li-cious!

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I’ll eat Japanese style bacon wrapped asparagus any day but I also love making my own little version – brushed with a honey, miso and black pepper glaze, oh my. Do I like my take of aspara bacon better? Maybe 😉

It has more depth of flavor and hits you in the face full force with umami – nothing subtle there, which is more my kind of food.

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I am big on using miso paste in my recipes partly because it’s a healthier alternative to using salt or soy sauce to flavor dishes. Miso paste can be mixed with many ingredients and take on a completely different flavor, which makes it an excellent and versatile seasoning. It also has a nuttiness that’s hard to find in any other condiments or sauce and mixes beautifully with sweet foods like honey and maple syrup.

If you don’t cook often with miso paste, I urge you to add it to as many dishes as you can and not be afraid to pair it with your favorite condiments and seasonings. You’ll be surprised by the results!

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Here are some of my favorite recipes (other than this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe!) using miso paste as a flavor enhancer:

* My favorite type of miso paste (and the one I use in most of my recipes) is awase miso, which is a mix of red and white miso. I find that it has the perfect balance of sweet and savory and easily pairs with almost anything. 

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus With Honey Miso Glaze

This recipe will make your family and guests go crazy! Smoky, salty and umami bacon wrapped asparagus only take 25 minutes to prepare and make the best and tastiest party snack!

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 -6 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Japanese
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Ingredients

  • 56 strips bacon
  • 1 pounds asparagus (ends trimmed)

Honey miso glaze

  • 1/2 tablespoon sake
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons miso paste (red, white or awase miso)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the miso glaze in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Grab 5 asparagus stalks (or 8-10 if they are thin ones) and brush miso glaze on 3/4 of each stalk, leaving the bottom quarter clean (to keep hands clean when grabbing).
  4. Wrap one slice of bacon around all 5 asparagus tightly, but without pulling too hard so as not to break the bacon strip. Repeat until all asparagus stalks are used.
  5. Lay the bacon wrapped asparagus on a cooking tray covered with non-stick foil.
  6. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes (turning them over after 10 minutes). Serve immediately.

Notes

This bacon wrapped asparagus with honey miso glaze recipe will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Keywords: recipe, appetizer, party

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