Mouthwatering Maple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts You Won’t Believe Exist
Picture yourself seated at a cozy table, the tantalizing aroma of roasted maple-bacon Brussels sprouts wafting through the air, promising a culinary adventure like no other. This dish, a harmonious blend of sweet and savory, is the epitome of comfort with a touch of elegance. Get ready to embark on a journey of flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling.
- 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 4 slices of smoky bacon, diced
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them evenly on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the diced bacon over the Brussels sprouts.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the sprouts are tender and caramelized, and the bacon is crispy.
- Drizzle the maple syrup over the roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon. Toss gently to coat.
- Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the maple syrup to caramelize.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
A delightful combination of roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, and rich maple syrup, creating a side dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated.
Nutrition information: Calories: 180, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 6g
As you take your first bite, the crunch of the caramelized bacon complements the tenderness of the roasted Brussels sprouts, and the subtle sweetness of the maple syrup ties everything together. It’s a dance of flavors that awakens your palate and leaves you craving more. This dish is not just a recipe; it’s a story of culinary innovation and a testament to how seemingly unconventional pairings can create extraordinary results.