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brussels sprouts with bacon, orange and hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Orange and Hazelnuts

600g small, firm Brussels sprouts
100g bacon, roughly chopped
1 TBS water
1 TBS runny honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 clove garlic, crushed
zest of half an orange
pinch of chilli flakes
50g hazelnuts, roasted (or pine nuts)

optional: mushrooms

  1. Put the orange zest, spices, garlic and honey into a small bowl.
  2. Trim the Brussels and cut in half through the root
  3. Heat a large saute pan and cook the bacon over a medium heat  until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Fry the mushrooms, if using.
  5. Put the sprouts in the pan, cut side down, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the water and immediately put a lid on. Cook over a medium heat for three minutes or so untilt he sprouts are tender but still have some bite.
  7. Uncover and increase the heat.
  8. Add the honey/spice/orange mixture to the pan and toss to coat the sprouts. This should only take about a minute
  9. Add the bacon and hazelnuts and stir to combine. Serve.

I didn't have runny honey so used a firmer one, although it was not a very hard one. I mixed it with the garlic, orange and spices and left  it near the pan to warm. I also didn't have chilli flakes so I used a little bit of chilli powder.

I served this with boiled potatoes which I tipped into the pan at the last minute.

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posted by jacqi on 02 Jun 12 - 2642 views

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