brussels sprouts with bacon, honey and mustard
Brussels sprouts are a cultivated bunch of wild cabbage that are selected for their leafy and small green buds, green buds which commonly just look like mini cabbages. They a good source of protein, iron and potassium, but they also offer other benefits that can boost your overall health like vitamin C, fiber, folate, antioxidants.
2 cups Brussels sprouts; cleaned and halved
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch salt & pepper each to taste
4 slices crispy crumbled bacon
Put medium pot of water on high to bring to a boil, salt water. Rinse Brussels sprouts.
Cut bottom off Brussels sprouts and remove loose outer leaves.
Place Brussels sprouts in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until brighter green.
Remove immediately and place in bowl of ice bath to stop cooking.
Remove from water after a minute and halve each Brussels sprout.
Melt butter & olive oil in a large flat bottomed saute pan over medium heat.
Place one layer of Brussels sprouts cut side down in heated pan for 4-6 minutes or until browned.
Once caramelized, remove from heat and toss Brussels sprouts in mustard, honey and bacon.