As we bid farewell to the festive season and have finally got around to finishing the Christmas cheese and remnants of our holiday recipes, we may come across some forgotten Brussels sprouts lurking in the back of the fridge. If you're looking for a way to revitalize these little green vegetables and turn them into a flavor explosion, read on for some inspiration!
Brussels sprouts are a divisive food. Some people love them, while others hate them. It seems like there's no in-between when it comes to these vegetables.
For those who love Brussels sprouts, there is a multitude of reasons to sing their praises. They are packed with nutrients, including fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C. In fact, an 80 g serving of sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than one orange.
They also contain antioxidants such as rutin, which can help to reduce the risk of certain diseases. Additionally, they have a unique, slightly nutty flavor that adds depth to any dish.
But for those who hate Brussels sprouts, it's often because of the way they are prepared. When overcooked, Brussels sprouts can become mushy and have a strong, unpleasant flavor. However, when prepared properly, Brussels sprouts can be crispy, tender, and delicious.
Whether you love or hate Brussels sprouts comes down to personal preference. But if you've never really given them a chance, it might be worth trying them again. Take a look at our ultimate recipe for Brussel Sprouts; you might be surprised at how much you enjoy them!
Delicious Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with a Tasty Twist
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/2 lb bacon, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, add the bacon and the turn heat to medium-low. Cook until the bacon is golden and begins to crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the pan.
Add the olive oil to the pan and turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the Brussels sprouts, cut side down, and allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes and the sprouts begin to char. Once they are browned, flip the sprouts over and stir continuously until they start to get tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Return the cooked bacon to the pan along with the maple syrup, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until the sprouts are fully coated.
Remove the maple bacon brussels sprouts from the pan add a squeeze of lemon and eat up!
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