Friday, November 9, 2018

Maple-Syrup-And-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Recipe No.2 from Everyday Dorie, selected for this week at Cook the Book Fridays, Maple-Syrup-And-Mustard Brussels Sprouts.



I did not have any maple syrup, so I've used honey because Dorie says we can 😃. Instead of steaming the brussels sprouts, I microwaved them, with a tablespoon or two of water sprinkled over,  along with the sliced shallot, garlic, salt and black pepper, on high for 2 minutes. Meanwhile fry the bacon until crisp, remove and keep aside.  The brussels sprouts are then stir-fry in the bacon fat (I did not remove all of the fat! Ha!) until they are are charred and crisp-tender. I've used a mixture of both smooth Dijon and grainy mustard, mix-in with the honey. These are added to the brussels sprouts, stir until they are coated with the mustard-honey glaze. Stir in the crumpled crispy bacon. And as suggested by Dorie, I added a splash of balsamic vinegar in the final stir. 

This is delicious. Love the flavours of the honey, mustard, bacon and the crisp-tender texture of the brussels sprouts. I actually ate this for lunch on its own! And would definitely make this again as a side dish to a meal. Yums!

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15 comments:

  1. This was good, and I had it on its own Too!

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  2. I LOVED this dish and will be making it again soon!

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  3. I ate lots of brussels sprouts last weeks and going to get some more tomorrow. Yours looks yummy!

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  4. I love brussel sprouts !!and this looks really good!°

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  5. I didn't remove all the fat either. But nobody needs to know! Isn't it great that there's so much flexibility with these recipes?

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  6. This was so good, I enjoyed every bite. I only made half the recipe for myself and there was enough for two meals.

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  7. probably the vegetable I rarely cook, looks so good.

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  8. Mykinda brussel sprouts with crispy bacon ... opps with the fat! Enjoy !

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  9. It was my first time buying brussels sprouts and making this dish! I do love how easy it was to put together! mm...the microwave method seems easy enough too!

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  10. Microwaving is a great idea. I don’t know why I don’t do it more often.

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  11. I forgot about the splash of vinegar - I'll have to try that next time. And microwaving is a great method for this sort of thing.

    Teresa, from One Wet Foot.

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  12. Indeed we loved this dish. It was such a great glaze with the mustard and maple. But I can imagine that honey was also a great substitute!

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  13. Joyce, your dish looks amazing!!! This really was awesome, wasn't it. I think it would be difficult to go wrong with those substitutions. I didn't try the splash of vinegar, but seems like a perfect idea!!

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  14. This sounds really good, Joyce! I have her cookbook and missed this one and will be trying it soon. Thanks!

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  15. Oooh love hearing that the honey did well too. How could it not though, right ?? Your sprouts look relish. Good to know because even though I love maple syrup, sometimes folks want their sweeter without this flavor. Well done you on the microwaving - I had thought about going that route but skipped it for this one. Lesson learned lol.

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