BrusselSprouts with Bacon

Prep time:  10 mins  /  Cook time:  15 mins  /  Serves:  8 -10

  • 1kg brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, finely diced
  • 2 shallots or 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves

Trim and halve brussels sprouts, drop into a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.

Drain, cool under cold water and drain again.

Heat butter in a large frypan and cook bacon over medium heat until fat starts to run (about 5 minutes).

Add shallots or onion and cook for about 4 minutes.

Add brussels sprouts and stir-fry over high heat until tender and starting to caramelise (about 5 minutes).

Season, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

Tip – If you don’t like brusselsprouts you could use broccoli instead.