Me and my mum (photo taken in 1984)
Here is an article I would love to share with you. It was written by a chef, Thomas Keller about cooking the last meal for his dad. Please click on the picture below to go read the article. It is worth reading.
My Quay Lo took our son,
Nick for fishing the first time
(Click this picture to read the article)
Does the following sentence in the article just read, makes sense to you?
“Just to sit with your father and have a beer and smoke a cigar, that is really important,” Mr. Keller said.
Well, when is the last time to you sat down to have a meal with your parents? Cannot recall? So how about going home this weekend to visit them, surprise them with this easy to make and delicious appetizer and have a glass of wine with them? For those who does not drink, you can still enjoy the dish with them and I believe your gesture in cooking up something nice for them will definitely warm their hearts.
Bacon wrapped asparagus
Adapted from Rachel Ray
1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
A few grinds black pepper
4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
Chopped chives or scallions, optional garnish
Preheat oven, if using, to 400 degrees F.
Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.
For oven preparation, place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.
Serve with your favorite dip.