Monday, December 16, 2013
Sometimes I get lucky, and John can taste the actual restaurant food. If you remember last week, I had a long work dinner on Sunday night. But, one of our executives sent me home with 2 doggy bags of food. I was so excited! I got home around midnight and John was kindly waiting up for me. I gave him the bags and went into the bathroom to get ready for bed. By the time I came out, all the containers had been opened and John was picking through each one of them!!
When I went to BLT Steak, where I had those delicious popovers, we also had some of the best brussel sprouts ever. Sadly, I couldn't take any home for John but the restaurant was nice enough to provide the recipe! I adapted it for ease and by the time they came out of the oven, John and I stood at the counter popping pieces in our mouths. If this recipe can get you to pop veggies in your mouth like candy, I think it's a pretty good one to feature on your holiday table!
(adapted from BLT Steak NYC)
Serves: 6-8 people (about 4 cups)
2 pounds brussel sprouts
1 sweet onion, sliced
6 tablespoons canola oil
6 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Clean the brussel sprouts. Trim the bottoms and slice in half. In a large bowl, combine brussel sprouts, onion slices, and canola oil. Toss until the vegetables are coated with oil and then divide evenly among 2-3 large cookie sheets, making sure not to overcrowd the pans. Brussel sprouts should be cut side down. Sprinkle the diced bacon among the cookie sheets evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the brussel sprouts and onion begin to caramelize. Then, turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl combine honey, butter, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the cookie sheets and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until the brussel sprouts and onion are fully caramelized and the bacon is crispy.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container up to 3 days. To serve, place on a greased cookie sheet and reheat at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes.
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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