Bacon Wrapped Asparagus With ‘gooey’ Dipping Cheese

cooking time
15 minutes

cooking skill
Easy

serves
5 people

Ingredients

  • 16 (240g) Dry cured, oak smoked, streaky bacon rashers
  • 450g (1lb) Asparagus spears (about 14)
  • 1-2 Mini Camembert or similar soft cheese
  • Fruit chutney for dipping

Method

Preparation

Preheat the grill and oven.

1

Take each asparagus spear and wrap in one rasher of bacon, making sure to wrap the ‘head’ of the asparagus (to protect it from over cooking).

2

Place on the baking tray and cook under a hot grill for about 10 minutes until crispy and golden. Turn halfway through.

3

Meanwhile wrap a little foil around the cheese, place on a baking tray and cook for about 10 minutes until it is soft to the touch and melted within the crust.

Serving Suggestions

Serve dipped into the melted cheese and chutney as a starter, canapé or accompaniment to burgers or steaks.