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Asparagus with Bacon and Onion Serves 4

3 slices bacon, cut into ¼” pieces

½ small onion, cut into ¼” cubes

2 tsp hazelnut oil or walnut oil

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

24 stalks of asparagus

salt and pepper to taste

Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; transfer to a paper towel.

Pour off all but 2 tsp of drippings from the skillet. Return the bacon to the skillet with the onion and mix together. Remove from the heat.

In a small bowl whisk together the oil and lemon juice. Season with the salt and pepper.

Cook the asparagus in a pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender. ( about 3 minutes after water returns to a boil) Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Arrange the asparagus on a platter and add the dressing. Lightly toss to coat.

Stir the bacon and onion over a med-low heat for about 3 minutes, to heat. Spoon over the asparagus and serve.

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