Monday, October 15, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Unleashed

This isn't my usual, weeknight Brussels sprouts dish. This is great for an occasion like a holiday -Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc - or, well, if you want to have bacon with your Brussels sprouts. It's a treat, and it's pretty yummy.

3 slices of bacon, chopped in small slices
1/2 a small red onion, diced small
about 1lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup water
1 tbs olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt & Pepper

Step 1: Cook the bacon and onion in a skillet until crispy and browned. Set aside on a paper towel.

Step 2: In the same skillet, add the Brussels sprouts, water and about 1/2 tsp salt on medium-high heat. Cover and simmer until the Brussels sprouts are bright and tender. Keep checking on them to make sure they don't brown. Uncover so the water can evaporate.

Step 3: In a serving bowl, mix the Brussels sprouts, bacon, olive oil and vinegar. Add salt, pepper (and more vinegar if needed) to taste and serve warm.

Step 4: Eat responsibly.

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