honey glazed Brussels sprouts

Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts

I am always looking for an interesting recipe for Brussels sprouts as they can be a bit boring!  I came across this recipe in the Female Focus magazine (December 2015) and thought it sounded just right for my Christmas dinner this year.

Post Christmas day update – I ran out of time to make this dish, so I reduced the quantity and  cut out the raisins, nuts and sesame seed garnish.

Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Recipe Type: side dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Author: Sandra Bowers at Estrella Lodge CB
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 500g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 500g smoked bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional) – I will probably use arandanos instead
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts – I may use walnuts instead
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; dissolve stock cube in the boiling water. Add Brussels sprouts; cook until tender then drain.
  2. Place bacon in a large frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving bacon drippings in the pan.
  3. Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until transparent and tender, about 10 minutes. Add honey and soy sauce; stir until liquid starts to bubble, 1 to 2 minutes. stir in Brussels sprouts, bacon, raisins, and pine nuts; cook until Brussels sprouts are heated through and well coated, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving

My adjusted version turned out well and I was pleased with it – I have to say it is even good cold !!

I will try again to cook this as it should be soon.