Brussels Sprouts 3 Ways

Parveen ChandiNov 24, '21

Love them or loathe them, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without brussels sprouts. One way or another you know they’ll make their way in to your kitchen and on to your dinner plate. There is no need to stick to the traditional boiled sprout or the ever so familiar pancetta or chestnut. We’ve rounded up our top 3 inspirational recipes to help you think outside of the box this year and add a twist to your brussels sprouts.

Candied Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 450g brussels sprouts, 1012 slices of smoked bacon, 60ml maple syrup, 2 tbsp brown sugar, pinch cayenne pepper, salt

Candied Bacon Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat the oven 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
  2. Trim the ends of the brussels sprouts and remove any rough pouter leaves.
  3. In a small ball whisk together maple syrup, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  4. Cut the bacon in half lengthways and brush each slice with the syrup.
  5. Wrap a slice of bacon around each brussels sprout. Secure with a toothpick if needed.
  6. Brush again with syrup, ensure each sprout is well coated.
  7. Bake until the bacon is crispy (about 20 minutes) and serve.

Balsamic Glazed Sprouts

Ingredients: 330g brussels sprouts, balsamic glaze, salt, pepper, olive oil

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat the oven to around 200 - 210 degrees.
  2. Trim the ends of the brussels sprouts and remove any rough outer leaves.
  3. Halve the brussels sprouts and place on a large lined baking tray.
  4. Drizzle over 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until to coated.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  6. Once cooked drizzle with 2 tbsp balsamic glaze

Sprouts With Lemon & Parsley Crumb

Ingredients: 750g brussels sprouts, 50g butter, grated zest of 1 lemon, 75g fresh white breadcrumbs, small handful fresh flatleaf parsley

Lemon & Parsley Crumb Sprouts

  1. Trim the ends of the brussels sprouts and remove any rough outer leaves.
  2. Place the sprouts in a pan of boiling water and boil for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain and plunge into cold water to spot the cooking process and drain.
  3. Melt half the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the lemon zest, breadcrumbs and parsley, and toss until breadcrumbs are coated and light golden brown.
  4. When ready to serve melt remaining butter in a pan over a medium heat, add the sprouts and warm through.
  5. Place in as serving dish and sprinkle over the crumb.

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