Thursday 1 December 2011

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Bacon

I had never eaten Brussels sprouts before coming to the UK, but I hear they’re a bit part of the holiday season. I imagined that they would taste very bitter if boiled, so I wanted to try them differently for the first time and roast them. I absolutely think they’re the most delicious things I could possibly roast besides roasted beet root. This dish makes a great side to roast dishes along with any meat. My recipe serves 2-4. (I browned mine just a bit too much!)

250g Brussels sprouts, cleaned and tatty leaves taken off
4 turkey bacon slices (regular bacon is fine)
½ onion
2 cloves garlic
Oil for roasting
Salt and pepper

To Start:
Dice the onion, bacon and garlic.
In a skillet heat some oil and fry the onion, bacon and garlic until caramelized.
Set aside once done.

For the sprouts:
Heat an oven to 200C or 400F.
Place the cleaned sprouts on a foil lined baking tray.
Drizzle with oil, salt and pepper.
Mix with your fingers until all is coated with oil.
Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden.
Remove and combine with the bacon mixture in a bowl and serve hot.

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