sharing (Italian) food to enjoy life

Posted by Jim Carfrae on December 20, 2010

Brussel Sprouts bitter no more

Amazingly brussel sprouts seem to still be standard fare for the holidays, even though many people find them bitter. I love them and am always looking for ways to share.

The latest LCBO magazine sautés them in butter and adds prosciutto crisps at the end – hard to argue, (it doesn’t seem to be posted on the lcbo website yet).

Two weeks ago, having no prosciutto, I cut up the brussel sprouts and sauted with a very small amount of salametti and olive oil to positive reviews. The brussel sprouts take on a nutty flavour that combines with the salami beautifully; any bitterness in the sprouts is a subtle enhancer in the background.

Last weekend I sautéed some diced pancetta in olive oil, then sauteed the chopped brussel sprouts for about 10 minutes, 3 sprouts per person. Huge hit, we ran out and am planning to do for our family Christmas gathering.

I was also thinking of adding just a bit of white wine in the pan or balsamic glaze just before serving, maybe next time. They are also great roasted in the oven with garlic.


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