Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

These mini cabbages are not a common part of our regular diet as I am not sure whether this is grown in the Philippines that is why I never had tried them when I was younger. The only thing I remember about this vegetable is that I only see this on TV’s and Magazines until we moved here.


For those like me before who only have seen brussel sprouts only on TV here is some info on this mini cabbage. These vegetables looks like a cabbage because they are a variety of it, they taste the same and contain nearly the same nutritional value which means they contain good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fibre.  This vegetable is popular in Europe; it is also the best location for its cultivation that’s why Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom are the largest producers of brussel sprouts. Though the name came from the popular city in Belgium, it did not originated from there but from Rome it was just cultivated and popularized in Belgium during the 13th century.

For this post it will be a simple brussel sprouts with bacon which is a good side dish to main meals like roasts and braised meats. And this is one of the few recipes I know that uses brussel sprouts so if you have something to share just post your links below I would love to try them while this vegetable is still in season.

Ingredients


6 slices rasher bacon
400g brussel sprouts
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
2/3 cup chicken stock
salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp butter
oil

Method

  1. In a pan cook bacon in a small amount of oil until crispy, once cooked place on a paper lined plate then set it aside.
  2. Add butter in the pan then sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes.
  3. Add brussel sprouts and continue to cook while mixing for 3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock then cook in medium heat for 7 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Remove from pan, place on a bowl then top it with the crispy bacon.
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26 Responses

  1. Such a simple recipe with a beautiful crunchy outcome, nice one and you bet I will enjoy it very much.

  2. Jay says:

    looks soo yummm n makes me hungry..
    Tasty Appetite

  3. peasepudding says:

    Mini cabbages, it sounds much cuter than sprouts and you have made them look lovel too

  4. I think brussel sprouts is not a common part of a regular diet for many/most people:) I once saw a recipe for deep fried sprouts, never tried it, don’t have the recipe but it certainly sounded delicious

  5. around here we love these mini cabbages.
    I usually roast them or slice finely and stir fry. LOVE them!

  6. Judy says:

    Mmm, bacon is the pixy dust of the food world according to Jim Gaffigan (comedian), it makes those brussel sprouts sing! 🙂

  7. ceciliag says:

    A very very nutritious meal! and the bacon is great! c

  8. I love brussel sprouts and have just managed to get my hubby to start eating them. Great recipe.
    🙂 Mandy

  9. These are the bane of many a child’s existence. But I love them!

  10. Delicious Brussel sprouts! I can eat a lot of Brussels and they are one of my top 5 favorite veggies! I could have more than 5 top veggie that I like but this definitely belongs there. Always good with bacon, but I want to add chicken stock next time!

  11. Brussel sprouts, bacon and Turkey Day…always so good.

  12. peachkins says:

    Kaloka ang mahal ng brussel sprouts dito… P180/6pcs

  13. wok with ray says:

    Brussel sprouts this good looking… I will sure eat it and with bacon, oh yes! Thank you for the share, Raymund!! 🙂

  14. Kristy says:

    I wish I could help ya with more recipes for brussel sprouts…but this is one veggie I can’t handle. My mom, on the other hand, loves them. She made them very similar to the way you did – which look great (even if I won’t eat them). 🙂

  15. Meri says:

    I love brussels sprouts! I like to steam them in a bit of veggie or mushroom stock. Or put some walnuts in after they are done!

  16. I guess after reading this psot.. I might as well go ahead and try out Brussel Sprouts lol.

  17. Carolyn Chan says:

    I never know why brussels get such a bad name, maybe because they’re traditionally boiled to death which makes them soggy and horrid ?
    I like stir-frying them, and I find cutting a cross in the stalky bit helps them to cook through better – I think your method of cooking them in stock helps to do that as well ? And anything with bacon is delicious.

  18. Love 2 Type says:

    i heard that brussel sprouts tastes like evil. 😀 bacon bits is a nice idea..

  19. Christin@purplebirdblog says:

    Brussels sprouts are my absolute favorite veggie!!

  20. foodjaunts says:

    Brussel sprouts are some of the best vegetables out there. I’ve never understood the hate they receive.

    Have you ever seen them fresh on their stalk? They look crazy!

  21. Karen says:

    I love brussel sprouts. I just make them with bacon the other day. The next time I will add the chicken stock for additional flavor.

  22. I love brussel sprouts! Yours are so bright green and lovely.

  23. Biance Cadizal says:

    Where can I buy Brussel Sprouts in Philippines, because I’ve already search for it at the supermarkets and wet markets but sadly, they don’t have.

  24. Andy says:

    I have had them par steamed then cooked (fried) in anchovies with the oil from the anchovies, yes sounds wrong but the salty oil from the anchovies its a master piece.

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