Monday, November 15, 2010

brussel sprouts

Lisa mentioned that Albertsons put some recipes in her shopping bag and one of them used brussel sprouts.  I told her I would whip them up. 

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. 

6 comments:

Heather said...

We like to cut our brussel sprouts in half and then toss them in olive oil or salad dressing with some seasonings like garlic salt and Parmesan cheese and pop them in the over for a little and then eat them right off the pan mmmmmm yummy

Emily said...

I love brussel sprouts! I haven't had them in such a long time. Yours look amazing!

Heather said...

I tried these tonight. Pretty good, but I made a couple changes. I used ham instead of bacon and added a little bit of honey mustard. Thanks for sharing this.

Kathryn said...

Fabulous recipe! I don't like brussel sprouts, but I love them cooked this way. I may not have had 12 oz. of brussel sprouts because it was pretty lemony. I skipped the apple because...well, all I've got are grannies. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Heidi said...

Made this tonight- so yummy, tasted like a side dish you might get at a fancy restaurant. I used a white onion, Jonathan apples, and lime juice instead. I loved that I could use the brussel sprouts and apples from the Bountiful Basket. Thanks!

Maria said...

Made this tonight... AMAZING FLAVORS! My whole family loved it. Served with grilled salmon & jasmine rice. I didn't have a lemon to squeeze at the end so I squeezed a lime & orange over all three things - DELISH!

Will definately make next time I get brussel sprouts in my basket! Thank you for sharing.