Recipe: Asparagus Wrapped In Carrots

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When its this chilly, our bodies instinctively crave those not-so-good-for-you foods.  Indulge your taste buds without feeling guilty with this tasty make-over of Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.

Carrot wrapped asparagus ingredientsWhat you’re going to need:

  • 3 long (& fat) carrots- the biggest you can find
  • 1-2 lbs fresh asparagus (green, white or purple is fine)
  • Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup
  • Coarse salt (If you have smoked salt it works great here)
  • A wide flat peeler
  • 1 box toothpicks
  • Aluminium Foil

Let’s get started:

1. Wash carrots & asparagus thoroughly.
2. Peel off outer layer of carrots (the peel)  and discard.
3. Peel off another few layers on the top side of the carrot; until the top is flat and wide (about and inch). Repeat for all 3 carrots.  Then peel ribbons out of each.
4. Lay the carrot ribbons you have peeled out onto a foil covered baking sheet.
5. Spoon/brush each ribbon with maple syrup.
6. Bake the carrot ribbons for 5 minutes at 425.
7. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with salt. Bake for another 2 minutes.
8. Cut off bottom inch or so of each asparagus spear (the light colored tip).
9. Take an asparagus spear, and wrap a carrot ribbon around it horizontally. Secure the too & bottom with a toothpick.
10. Repeat with all asparagus spears, adding a second and third asparagus spear to each toothpick.
11.Bake for 12 minutes at 400.
12. Remove toothpicks & enjoy!

Lucille Roberts Staff

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