I went grocery shopping the other day and found some Brussels sprouts! I know. Why is finding Brussels sprouts so exciting? I think I’ve only found them once or twice in the two years that I’ve lived here and so seeing food that I don’t normally see gets me so excited! The other thing that was really exciting was finding some pearl onions right beside the Brussels sprouts. I absolutely love the flavour of pearl onions and so I thought this would make a great dish when paired together. I decided to make a quick and easy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon dish that takes less than 10 minutes to make.
If you’re short on time or looking for a great appetizer or side for dinner than this is it! I couldn’t make a big batch of it because to your disbelief, 12 Brussels sprouts cost about 3$…I still have a few sprouts left as I didn’t want to use all of them so I’ll figure out something else tomake with them so that they can last me for a
couple of meals. The first time I made this dish, I remember that I had pre-cooked the bacon and then added the sprouts and onions, but that was a big mistake as the bacon got over cooked. This time I decided to cook everything all together all at once and it turned out perfect!
I wasn’t sure if my boyfriend would like it because he had never eaten Brussels sprouts and he’s a pretty picky eater, but he loved this dish! We don’t live together so he doesn’t usually eat vegetables and doesn’t cook so when he comes over, I like to cook delicious healthy meals for him.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- 24 Brussels sprouts
- 16 pearl onions
- 240 g fresh pork belly or bacon
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp rosemary
Cut the stems off the Brussels sprouts and slice them in half. Peel the pearl onions and slice in half. Cut the bacon into 1 cm slices.
In a large frying pan or wok, melt the butter on medium heat and add the sprouts, onions and bacon all at the same time. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and rosemary. Pan-fry for 7 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and the sprouts can be pierced through with a fork.