Brussel Sprouts and I .. we are huge friends, but Roy and Dimitri,, not.at.all. That is until I started making this Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts !
I made the first dish a couple of months ago and at first, both of them gave the Brussel Sprouts that look - you know the look ? "..I don't want this ! ... why do we have to suffer through this?..." Yep, that look.
They did however notice the Bacon and why am I not surprised .. because Bacon makes it all better :-) The whole family now loves Brussel Sprouts, providing I make it exactly the same as this recipe.
I had seen Brussel Sprouts with Bacon flying all over the net, and that's how I started to built this recipe - Brussel Sprouts and Bacon - taste ... season .. taste .. Honey and Balsamic Vinegar ! Voila ! Easy as that and fortunately I wrote everything down as I was adding ingredient after ingredient.
Slightly sweet and sour, but with just the right saltiness, or should that be the other way around ? Oh well, not that it matters, I can now happily load in a bag or three of Brussel Sprouts whenever we go grocery shopping and I know it will be enjoyed by my whole family.
4 - 6 Side Servings
500g Brussel Sprouts, halved
125g Bacon Bits
3 TB Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1 TB Honey
2 TB Balsamic Vinegar
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 220 deg C (450 deg F) - spray an oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Place the Brussel Sprouts and Bacon in the prepared oven dish - sprinkle over the Olive Oil and season with salt and Pepper - stir to combine.
3.) Roast 20 minutes - remove from the oven - drizzle over the Honey and Vinegar - roast a further 10 - 15 minutes until caramelized.
Serve warm with extra Black Pepper.