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Brussels Sprout Leaves with Bacon

Brussels Sprout Leaves with Bacon is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Crispy pieces of bacon lend a salty-savory note to this side dish, which uses only the leaves of the brussels sprouts. Be sure to cook the leaves just until they are bright green and tender; don’t overcook them.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. grainy mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb. brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup water, plus more as needed
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and cooked until crisp

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and garlic. Pour in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Remove the outer leaves from each brussels sprout and discard any that are blemished. Continue to separate the leaves of the brussels sprouts, using a small, sharp knife to cut away the core.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brussels sprout leaves and the 1/2 cup water. Cover, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the leaves until bright green and tender, about 7 minutes, adding more water if needed. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.

Add the bacon to the olive oil mixture. Drizzle over the brussels sprout leaves and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Serves 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, by Tasha DeSerio & Jodi Liano (Weldon Owen, 2010).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Brussels Sprouts Ever! I had these as a side dish with prime rib. My family couldn't get enough of them! My sister and mother both asked for the recipe, I can't wait to make these again!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this recipe I love this recipe, my husband loves roasted brussel sprouts so I roast them and then drizzle with the bacon mustard mixture. I have to rush to the table because they are almost gone before I can sit down. The flavor of the red wine vinegar and mustard are wonderful.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Recipe I am a huge Brussels Sprout fan but my husband is not. Even he loved this recipe! It is absolutely delicious!
Date published: 2013-06-26
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