Asparagus And Bacon Bundles


2 bunches fresh asparagus

4 rashers streaky bacon

40g butter, melted

1 lemon zest and juice

Cracked pepper and sea salt

1 tsp fresh chopped herbs

200g Tatua Cheese Sauce


  1. Trim asparagus and cut in half or 7-8cm lengths.
  2. Blanch in boiling water for 1 minute then refresh under cold water.
  3. Cut bacon rashers in half. Divide asparagus into bundles and wrap each with bacon.
  4. Combine butter, lemon zest and juice, seasoning and herbs. Brush bundles generously with butter and grill on the bbq or in a frying pan until bacon is cooked and bundles are coloured, basting with excess butter as they cook.
  5. Arrange on a serving plate and spoon over warm cheese sauce and grind over cracked pepper.
  6. Makes about 8 bundles.
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