Does anybody like brussel sprouts? I have read about them and seen them on the supermarket shelves but I never made any attempt to eat them. That was until one day at Salad Atelier when I picked brussel sprouts as one of my salad ingredients.
I liked it so much that I had it again on another visit.
Of course you don't get very much brussel sprouts in the salad as this is quite a pricey vegetable over here.
After having a taste of brussel sprouts (raw), I decided to buy a box (RM8.00) to roast with bacon. I was quite sure it would taste fabulous.
I thought there wasn't very much brussel sprouts from one box (I regretted buying only one) but after it was sliced, there was quite a heap.
Pretty much like cabbage (brussel sprouts come from the same family and they look like mini cabbages), once you cut them up and release the compacted leaves, you end up with quite a lot.
It took about 20 minutes or so in the oven and some of the loose leaves crisped up while the ones that were intact were charred at the edges. But I did not get even charring because I was not diligent enough the toss the brussel sprouts at intervals as they were cooking
I must say that I enjoyed the roasted brussel sprouts just like I love roasted broccoli. It had a smokey aroma and of course the bacon added lots of flavor. I had this as part of a salad mixed with roasted broccoli. It looks like I will be having brussel sprouts regularly.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- 1 box of brussel sprouts (can't remember the weight, there was something like 8 in there)
- 4 rashers bacon, cut into smaller pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Slice the brussel sprouts lengthwise and place on a lined baking tray.
2. Drizzle olive oil over and use your hand to toss the brussel sprouts to coat.
3. Scatter bacon over the brussel sprouts and roast at 180C for 20-25 minutes until edges are charred.
4. Season with salt and pepper.