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
- 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
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the shallot and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the brussels sprouts, bacon, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss to mix.
Oh wow, super delicious Kevin!
Oh, I already retired my winter coat, 2 weeks ago… and I’m not Canadian, and Quebec City is much colder! But that’s why I got a cold!!! 😉
this might be my favorite recipes you’ve done in awhile. i just adore brussel sprouts!!
this vegetables is a change for coleslaw!! love BS and bacon!! now you remind me to repack and wash all winter coats!
Jenn Sutherland says
This looks awesome! When brussels come back in season in the fall, I’ll definitely whip up this recipe. This time of year, I give the same treatment to cabbage, bacon, lemon, a bit of butter and lots of pepper…preferably served with an over-easy egg on top. Mmmm.
Treehouse Chef says
I have been looking for a good recipe for brussels sprouts-this looks like a winner!
unconfidential cook says
Love this….Please check out the brussels sprouts with pancetta on my site that a reader sent–I think you’ll really enjoy.
Why am I not surprised that you can make brussell sprouts looks divine. Great idea to shred them.
I love brussels sprouts and bacon -I’ve never added lemon. Sounds and looks good!
Oh gosh Kevin that looks sooo good! I just love brussels sprouts. What a wonderful way to enjoy them!
Wow, you shredded the little cuties!
These brussels sprouts look super fantastic!
oh to retire my winter coat… soon?? this looks awesome 🙂
Looks delicious – never thought of shredding brussels sprouts.
Kevin enjoy the last of winter..lovely sprouts there
I love this! So will my family. Thanks for another great recipe!
Delicious veggy Kevin, I made it similar like this but, never put lemon in it. I’ll try with lemon next time, sounds delicious.
It looks very tasty, as you mention perfect for the warmer weather.
What a great way to dress up brussel sprouts – love the shallots and bacon!
Kevin, delicious way to enjoy brussels sprouts.
Love brussels sprouts – never thought of shredding them. Can’t retire my winter coat yet… we’re supposed to get 4″ snow tomorrow! Yikes!
great combo of flavours..some people really dislike the taste of brussel sprouts but think the lemon will sort that out beautifully x
I love brussels, and this sounds like a great way to serve them.
YUMMY!!! I am a huge oatmeal fan…. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to make a pumpkin version! Thanks for the idea!
I’ll be trying this. I love all the main ingredients so much…how could I not try this? YUM
Wine Lover says
Fantastic! It looks so good!
Looks like a nice way to have brussel sprouts! I have never tasted it but this looks like a good way to prepare it.
I love Brussels sprouts and bacon, but I’ve never shredded them and never added lemon. Delish!
I made this yesterday for Easter! I didn’t shred them though…I coarsely chopped. Everyone loved this dish so much! Thank you!
I am so glad I came across your blog. I just purchased some Brussels sprouts from the market today. I might have to give this recipe a try. What a wonderful idea to blanch and shred the Brussels sprouts.
Thanks a lot, this recipe is perfect!
I have done it with pasta and feta cheese and it was great.
This was amazing! THANK YOU!