I had to improvise. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie challenge was asparagus with bits of bacon. Guess what? Those green stalks are nowhere to be found. Season’s over and that’s the end of it. Not even a sorry excuse for a stalk can be bought in the market, not even if the vegetable guy is your friend.
And since this was not the original dish, obviously, I decided to take some liberties and used olive oil and red onion. This is a really good, simple side dish. I cooked the bacon, turned off the heat and just put the sliced onion in the pan to cook with the residual heat. It was perfect. Then I added the lemon juice directly to the zucchini, since they already had oil.They say bacon makes everything better and I usually agree. I found the lemon juice though, to be such an excluding ingredient, I need to emphasize it. Five ingredients that were so much more than the sum of its parts. I believe with asparagus the equation is even better.