As you know, we love Brussels sprouts around here. If you read my earlier posts, you know this wasn’t always the case around this house. Now, the gang will eat…and LIKE…them whenever I make them. I wanted something a little this time, so grabbed an apple off of the counter and some champagne vinegar I had sitting around. It was so tasty.
Next time you are at the market, go ahead and pick up some new types of vinegars. They are kind of fun to have kicking around and to try in various recipes. I find mine at Home Goods too! They have some cool ones at discounted prices. Be brave…try some new things! Wooohoo!
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples
4 slices bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
1/4 c. chopped red onion
2 Tbs. champagne vinegar (or other light vinegar)
1 Fuji apple, diced
3 Tbs. chopped almonds
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
sea salt and black pepper to taste
To a large pan on medium high-heat, add the bacon and cook until some of the fat is rendered. Add the sprouts and cook until golden. Add the onion and cook a few minutes more. If it seems dry, add some salt now…it will help the sprouts and onion let go of the water they hold. Now add the vinegar, apple, almonds, olive oil and stir.
Add the cheese and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
Add additional parmesan for a garnish, if you please.
What did I love about this recipe? I really liked the apples in this one. It was a nice change. I thought the vinegar added a nice tang as well!
What didn’t I love about this recipe? Well, bacon isn’t exactly friendly to those of us watching our calories, now is it?! (shhhhhhh…it is worth the splurge)