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.
- 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
- Bring a pot of water to a boil; dissolve stock cube in the boiling water. Add Brussels sprouts; cook until tender then drain.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.