Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, caramelized onion, and sage

I’m slowly learning to like Brussels sprouts, and this recipe is by far one of our favorites. Such great flavors! Thought I’d give it a try before it’s the end of Brussels sprouts for this season! Enjoy!

Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - done

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, caramelized onion, and sage
Adapted from Tasting Table, Sous Chef Series, Williams-Sonoma, chef Katharine Marsh
Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 onions, thinly sliced
kosher salt
1 pound brussels sprouts
2 slices bacon, cooked (fat reserved)
1/2 Tbsp bacon fat
5 sage leaves, chopped
1 medium lemon
flaky sea salt
crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:
1. In a large skillet set over low heat, heat 2 tsp olive oil. Add the onions, a large pinch of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are sweet and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - onions Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - caramelized onions

2. In a large stockpot, blanch the Brussels sprouts in salted, boiling water until bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the water and set aside to cool. Cut some of the larger Brussels sprouts in half but leave the smaller ones whole.
Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - blanching Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - cutting

3. In a medium skillet set over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until it is crisp on all sides, about 5 minutes. Pour off the excess fat, leaving about 1/2 Tbsp. Add the halved Brussels sprouts cut-side down to the pan and cook without stirring over medium heat until the sprouts are nicely browned and caramelized. Add the remaining sprouts to the pan and cook until browned, about 5 minutes more. Stir in the caramelized onions and sage. Finish the dish with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, chile flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil (1 tsp), to taste. Serve immediately.
Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - cooking Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage - browned

Nutritional info:
Calories: 125.5
Total Fat: 7.2 g
Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
Sodium: 323.1 mg
Total Carbs: 16.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
Protein: 6.3 g

Advertisements

One thought on “Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, caramelized onion, and sage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s