On the side

I am always looking for a great vegetable side dish.  Not just steamed carrots or broccoli, but something more exciting.  Enter the brussels sprout!  I know that many people do not enjoy the sprout, but you may want to try this recipe, I think that it will change your mind.

Bacon, shallot sprouts
Small bag of brussels sprouts (15-20) washed and cut in half
1 shallot diced small
4 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat, add shallot and bacon.  Cook until the bacon just begins to render fat.  Add the sprouts to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.  While you are cooking the bacon, shallot mixture heat your oven to 375.  Remove pan from heat and transfer mixture to a baking dish.  Drizzle your olive oil over the top and season with salt and pepper.  Place in the oven for about thirty minutes, or until the edges of the sprouts begin to brown.  Serve hot.  If you are someone who enjoys salty and sweet, add a small amount of maple syrup before serving.  These are a great side dish for pork.  This recipe is from my own kitchen.  Feel free to make any changes you deem necessary.

Happy cooking,
Sara

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