I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
It's amazing how certain recipes just stay with you. I read them, then no matter how much time passes, I just can't rest until making it. That's how it was with this brussel sprouts recipe I found over at The Hungry Housewife (a fun and DELICIOUS blog, I highly recommend you go say hi to Leslie). She posted this recipe clear back in January of last year, but when Thanksgiving rolled around, and I wanted to make brussel sprouts, I knew exactly where to go. Oh I'm so glad I did! There aren't too many brussel sprout lovers in my home, but how can you not automatically love anything cooked in bacon, c'mon? It should win just by default.
These are really simple to make, just a quick saute and a roast. But the results yield a brown, caramelized brussel sprout, brimming with smoky bacon flavor. It was easily the yummiest thing on my plate, and was the only dish that got completely eaten. Oh yes, I will be making these again and again. Thanks Leslie! Roasted Brussel Sprouts By The Hungry Housewife
1 pound fresh brussel sprouts,washed and trimmed of the rough "bud" on bottom and halved Olive Oil 2 large shallots, thinly sliced 6 slices bacon, finely chopped 2 Tbsp Butter Salt and Pepper Balsamic Glaze
Preheat oven to 425
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the shallots and cook for another 3 minutes. Add Butter , brussels Sprouts, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Pour the sprouts onto the baking sheet, roast for 30 minutes, turning once. Remove from oven and drizzle with the Balsamic Glaze. After all the pictures I've taken of food, I really shouldn't be surprised!