Monday, November 18, 2013

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Blue Cheese

I made caramelized salmon, and thought caramelized brussel sprouts would be the perfect pair! My Mom makes a shredded brussel sprout salad cooked in bacon fat with bacon bits for Thanksgiving and it's one of the greatest things I've ever eaten. Brussel sprouts with bacon and blue cheese sounded perfect.

  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. blue cheese
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put aluminum foil on baking sheet and cooling rack on top
  2. Place bacon on top
  3. Place bacon in cold oven, turn to 400 degrees, and cook for 20 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, wash brussel sprouts and cut in half
  5. When bacon is done, collect bacon drippings, and add to nonstick pan over medium high heat
  6. Add brussel sprouts, cut side down (careful for shooting hot bacon fat)
  7. Cook for 6 minutes
  8. Flip and add chicken broth
  9. Cook for 12 mintutes
  10. While cooking, put balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan, and cook over medium high heat until reduces by half, about 9 minutes 
  11. Chop bacon into small bits
  12. Combine cooked brussel sprouts, bacon, blue cheese, and salt and pepper, and give a quick stir
  13. Drizzle reduced balsamic vinegar on top
I ate this with Caramelized Salmon, and every bit was so delicious. 
Lunch the next day - amazing!


Original recipe here

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