Brussels Sprouts Bites with Bacon Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2   green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2   garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 lb (450 g) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) apricot preserves
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sherry vinegar

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in 12” (30-cm) Executive Skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Drain grease from skillet; reserving 1½ tbsp (22 mL) of the bacon drippings. 

  2. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) dripping back to skillet. Add onions, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, and thyme.  Cook over medium-low, 2-3 minutes, or until onions are tender. Remove mixture from skillet.

  3. Crumble bacon into a small mixing bowl. Add onion mixture, preserves and vinegar; mix well. 

  4. Heat remaining drippings in the skillet. Add Brussels sprouts. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 8-9 minutes, or until crisp-tender, turning halfway through cook time.

  5. Arrange Brussels sprouts cut-side up on Slate Serving Board or Ash Wood Serving Board with the Ash Wood Serving Set. Top with bacon jam. 

Yield:

  • 10   servings of 3 pieces

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 90, Total Fat 4.5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 55 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 6 g,  Protein 2 g

Cook's Tips:

This bacon jam is so versatile. You can try it with crackers or even over baked brie. 

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