4 cloves garlic – minced
1 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb. fresh asparagus
1/2 lb. raw bacon
salt and pepper – to taste
In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook garlic and parsley in oil for 3 minutes.
Break tough ends off asparagus.
Lay 4-5 stalks of asparagus in the center of each strip of bacon; drizzle garlic oil over each bundle of asparagus; wrap the bacon around the stalks and secure with a toothpick.
Lay asparagus bundles on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper; bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is cooked OR grill on top rack until bacon is cooked.