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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus + Lemon Butter Sauce

Easy yet fancy looking asparagus dish with bacon.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 6
Author: the whole smiths

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • I lb. of asparagus
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic about 4-6 cloves depending on size
  • I lemon juiced
  • 1/4 C. white wine
  • 1 C. coconut milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp. arrowroot starch or your favorite thickener
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375*
  • Wrap one slice of bacon around 8-10 asparagus stalks
  • Place bacon / asparagus packs on wire rack with pan below to catch the drippings
  • Wrap remaining asparagus into packs
  • Bake in oven at 375* for 40 minutes
  • Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat 1 Tbsp. of butter on medium low heat
  • Once butter is hot, add garlic and cook until tender about 3-4 minutes making sure not to burn the garlic
  • Turn heat to medium and add remaining butter, white wine and lemon juice and cook until melted
  • Once melted add coconut milk
  • Combine arrowroot starch with 1/2 Tbsp. of water and stir until combined, add to saucepan and incorporate
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp of pepper is a good starting point)
  • Simmer for about 5-10 minutes
  • Plate asparagus and drizzle sauce over, you can also serve a small side of sauce to guests to pour their own