Pan-seared Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Bacon, Shallots and Rosemary
Serves: 6 to 8
The glowing colors of crisp, red apples and cranberries set against the earthy green of the Brussels sprouts definitely will brighten up your table!
- 1 pound organic Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved Add to list
- 5 to 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into strips Add to list
- 1 tablespoon olive oil Add to list
- 2 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced Add to list
- 1 tart red apple, cored and chopped Add to list
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary Add to list
- 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts Add to list
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries Add to list
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup Add to list
- 1 tablespoon white wine or apple cider vinegar Add to list
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Add to list
Cook the Brussels sprouts in boiling, salted water 3 to 4 minutes or until tender but still bright green. Refresh in cold water and drain. (You also may steam or roast them if you prefer.)
In a heavy sauté pan, cook the bacon until lightly crisped. Remove from the pan. Pour off any excess bacon fat.
Place the sauté pan back over medium heat and add the olive oil. (You may stir in 1 tablespoon of bacon fat as well for additional flavor!) Cook the shallots, apples and rosemary about 2 to 3 minutes or until the shallots are lightly golden. Stir in the Brussels sprouts and toss to heat through. Add the hazelnuts, cranberries and the crisped bacon and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the maple syrup and wine or vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on November 20, 2010.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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