Saturday, December 4, 2010

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I made these as a side to go with the Chicken Piccata with Pasta dish.  I loved roasted brussels sprouts and I saw these great plump sprouts at the market recently so I couldn't resist.  

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

2 (10-ounce) packages brussels sprouts
2 ounce piece slab bacon cut into 3/4 inch cubes
garlic and shallot (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Wash and then peel off any loose or damaged leaves from the sprouts.

Trim the root end and cut each sprout in half.

Cook the bacon in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat until bacon just begins to crisp, about 4 minutes.

Transfer the bacon with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside. I had a shallot on hand so I added that and some garlic in the bacon grease.

Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet and season with salt and pepper.

Put the pan in the oven or pour out the brussels sprouts on a roasting pan.

Roast the brussels sprouts for about 30 minutes, add the bacon and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more.  It's a perfect winter side dish.  

1 comment:

  1. i love bacon but .. brussels sprouts? um, i might have to pass.