Monday, November 15, 2010
Richard and I enjoyed this recipe, he even said he'd take the extras for lunch. It's really good if you get a bite that incorporates all of the ingredients. The apple and bacon really take away the bite that I think brussel sprouts on their own have.
Brussel Sprouts with Apple and Bacon
12 oz. brussel sprouts, quartered
1 fuji or gala apple, cut in 1/2" dice (I used 2)
1 red onion, cut in 1/2" dice
3 slices applewood smoked bacon or good quality bacon, cut in 1/4" strips
1 Tbsp. canola oil
3/4 tsp. kosher Salt
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Place the oil, bacon, and onions in a sautee pan on medium heat. Stir constantly and cook 4-5 minutes to caramelize. The onions should be golden brown and fairly crispy.
Add the apples, brussel sprouts and salt and continue cooking for another 5-8 minutes. Stir occasionally, but you want to let sit in the pan long enough to sear and color.
When all are nice and seared golden brown, but brussel sprouts are still partially crisp, turn off the heat and add lemon juice. Stir and remove from pan to stop the cooking process. Serve warm.
***I just realized that I forgot to put the lemon juice in at the end. I bet that would have made the recipe all that much better. Try it with all the ingredients and let me know what you think.
***Tonight I also realized how delicious red onions are caramelized.
ALSO, REBEKAH emailed us these recipes. This one she says is really good. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brussels-Sprouts-Gratin/Detail.aspx and this one is healthier http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Roasted-Brussels-Sprouts/Detail.aspx
Thanks for sharing Rebekah. Next time we get brussel sprouts I am going to try the healthier one. I adore my veggies roasted. i haven't found one yet, I don't like cooked that way.