Saturday, August 24, 2013

3029. BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON and RAISINS

makes four servings 


1 teaspoon olive oil 
2 thick slices bacon 
4 cups brussels sprouts (about 1 pound), trimmed, halved
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
1/4 cup golden raisins 
1 medium shallot, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth 
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Let cool. Coarsely crumble. (Make sure crumbled bacon is unreachable by children, or it will disappear before you need it again.)

While bacon cools, add brussels sprouts to drippings in skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until well browned in spots and beginning to soften, 5–7 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add raisins, shallot, and butter; cook, stirring often, until shallot is soft, about 3 minutes. Add broth to skillet; increase heat and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until broth has evaporated, 1–2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


bacon recipe courtesy of: Jenny Rosenstrach & Andy Ward, Bon App├ętit

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