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.