4 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 sprigs thyme or savory, plus 2 tablespoon leaves, divided
1 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. If sprouts are very small, cut in half; otherwise cut into quarters. Cook the sprouts until barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until brown but not crisp, 3 to 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel. Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan.
3. Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned, reducing the heat if necessary, about 4 minutes. Stir in thyme (or savory) sprigs, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts, and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through, about 3 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs. Add the bacon, thyme (or savory) leaves and lemon juice, if using, and toss.
To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, rinse with cold water; store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 2-3, 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 10 Total
- Calories 81
- Calories from fat 27
- Total Fat 3gm 5%
- Sodium 333mg 14%
- Total Carbohydrates 10gm 3%
- Fiber 3gm 12%
- Protein 5gm
- Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.