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Asparagus with Bacon and Shallots

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

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Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces)

A quick hit with crispy bacon and shallots under the broiler, and voila! An instant side dish favorite, ready in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 49
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 227 mg
  • calcium 33 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 1 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.

    Trimming Asparagus
  2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.

  3. Broil asparagus 10 minutes, stirring once.

  4. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Remove from pan; crumble. Add shallots; cook 30 seconds. Add chicken stock, vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup; cook 1 minute. Drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle with salt and crumbled bacon.