Bacon-wrapped green vegetable bouquets with citrus Gorgonzola sauce

Bacon-wrapped green vegetable bouquets with citrus Gorgonzola sauce

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Health conscious
  • 10 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • Creation Viognier 2014

Ingredients

  • 250 g green beans, trimmed
  • 200 g asparagus, trimmed
  • 230 g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 12 bacon rashers
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • For the citrus Gorgonzola sauce:
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ t chilli flakes
  • 2 oranges or naartjies, juiced and zested
  • 150 g Gorgonzola

Cooking Instructions

Wrap 3 green beans, 1 asparagus spear and 1 broccoli spear in 2 rashers of bacon, securing one side with toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining beans, asparagus, broccoli and bacon. Rub the bundles with the sugar.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and cook the bundles for 5 minutes, turning often. Drain on kitchen paper.

To make the sauce, heat the butter in a pan and sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Add the chilli flakes, orange or naartjie juice and zest and bring to the boil. Stir in half the Gorgonzola, then set aside to cool slightly.

Arrange the bundles on a platter, top with the remaining cheese and drizzle over the sauce.

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    Catharine M Steer
    December 24, 2015

    This recipe was one of our favourites from last years Christmas dinner. The gorgonzola sauce was used on everything … including the turkey and gammon!