The weather is starting to get warmer and today for the first time I was thinking that sometime soon I would have to retire my winter coat for the year. With that I also realized that winters produce would soon disappear from store shelves and that I should get in any last minute enjoyment from them that I can. One thing that I have been enjoying throughout winter but that I seem to have forgotten to post about is brussels sprouts. One of my new found favorite ways of enjoying brussels sprouts this wither was this brussels sprouts dish with bacon and lemon. Bacon always makes vegetables tastier and the lemon in this dish really brightens it up. Shredding the brussels sprouts takes a bit of work but I really enjoy the texture of them done this way so it is worth the effort. Overall this is a fairly quick and tasty side dish that has been a welcome addition to my recipe collection this winter.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Lemon(makes 4 side dish sized servings)
1 tablespoon oil
1 shallot (chopped)
1 pound brussels sprouts (cleaned, shredded, blanched and drained)
4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shallot and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the brussels sprouts, bacon, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss to mix.
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