Nici Wickes: Asparagus and bacon crumble

Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Sunday, 1 October 2017, 9:12AM

This is such a beautiful little dish! It sings with the flavours of spring and has all the things I love in a light lunch or supper – crunchiness, saltiness and melting cheese! Oh, and asparagus.

Serves 2-4 for lunch or dinner

2 bunches asparagus

2 tbsps olive oil

½ tsp sea salt

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

50g butter

75g parmesan cheese, grated

2 rashers bacon, diced

Decent grind pepper

Pinch chilli flakes

Snap ends off asparagus. Toss in oil and salt and lay on roasting tray. Bake at 200 C while to prepare the crumble.

Rub together breadcrumbs and butter. Mix in cheese, bacon and seasonings.

Sprinkle over asparagus and continue baking until golden brown.

Serve alongside a green salad.

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