I love Brussels sprouts. I know many people don’t, but there’s something about the bite that I love. I guess the same goes for turnip. I love that too. When I saw this recipe on the Food Network’s Home for Dinner with Jamie Dean, I knew I had to make it. He adds brown sugar to his recipe to lessen the “bite” from the Brussels sprouts. I also love the fact that the Brussels sprouts are chopped up and super easy to eat. I make cabbage the same way and it too is delicious.
I love Jaime’s show. He makes the kind of food that I love with the same meaning behind the food that I have. Good food, great friends and family, make a good life.
If you’re looking for something different from the same ol veggies, this is for you.
- 1 strip bacon, sliced into thin strips
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 6 ounces Brussels sprouts (2 big handfuls)
- Pinch brown sugar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.
- Add the garlic and shallots to the skillet and saute until fragrant and the shallots are soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the Brussels sprouts and saute until tender crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Add a pinch of brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper and add the lemon juice. Saute for 1 minute more. Toss with the chopped parsley and bacon. Serve hot or at room temperature.