Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brussel Sprouts

These are my frienemies lol Brussel Sprouts, they are tasty in the sauce I cooked them in. They are usually bitter but I didnt notice a lot of bitterness with this sauce. The sauce doesnt over power the sprouts and the sprouts do not lose theyre flavor, its preety balanced flavors.

Brussel Sprouts in Shallots and Bacon sauce

Clean the sprouts, cut the stem, not too much or the leaves will fall off. cut an X on the bottom of each sprout so they can cook all the wat through. Steam the Brussel sprouts for 10 minutes.
In a sauce pan add a tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tbls. of butter, a couple of chopped shallots(3 or 4), bacon bits(Oscar Mayer package) sautee until the shallots caramelize a little, then pour 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and let it simmer on low heat for about 6 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the sprouts and serve hot.

Its not kid friendly if the kids do not like brussel sprouts(my kids didnt like the sprouts lol)they loved the sauce, the sauce can be poured on other veggies like broccoli, pasta or potatoes.

Tip: you can also cook the sprouts in the sauce for 10 minutes instead of steaming them.

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