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Bacon and Brussel Sprouts with Rosemary Garlic Jus Recipe Bacon and Brussel Sprouts with Rosemary Garlic Jus Recipe

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Bacon and Brussel Sprouts with Rosemary Garlic Jus Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This bacon and brussels sprouts dish is my go-to comfort food. The crispy bacon, tender sprouts, and aromatic rosemary garlic jus create a symphony of flavors that's simply irresistible!

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I'm about to share a treasure from my kitchen: my heart-warming bacon and brussels sprouts with rosemary garlic jus recipe. Think crispy bacon, crunchy sprouts, all enveloped in a fragrant jus of rosemary and garlic. This dish is a game changer, folks. It's simple yet special, everyday but extraordinary. Can't wait for you to taste this.

Ingredients for Bacon and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary Garlic Jus

  • Bacon: Adds a smoky, savory flavor and crispy texture that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Brussels sprouts: Provide a hearty and nutritious base, offering a slightly bitter taste that complements the other ingredients well.
  • Garlic: Infuses a robust and aromatic flavor, enhancing the savory profile of the dish with its pungent taste.
  • Rosemary: Adds a fragrant, earthy flavor that pairs beautifully with the brussels sprouts and elevates the dish's overall taste.
  • Chicken broth: Creates a flavorful base for cooking the brussels sprouts, adding depth and richness to the dish.

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Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Recipe

  • Skillet: Essential for cooking the bacon and brussels sprouts, providing a large surface area for even cooking.
  • Chef's knife: Needed for chopping the bacon, brussels sprouts, garlic, and rosemary to the desired size for the recipe.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon fat, add the brussel sprouts and cook until they start to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic and chopped rosemary to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until the brussel sprouts are tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the brussel sprouts topped with the crispy bacon.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 180 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 350 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 450 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 800 µg | Vitamin C: 60 mg

Can You Make This Dish Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the bacon and brussels sprouts as directed in the recipe.
  • Let the dish cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the bacon and brussels sprouts as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm in a skillet or microwave until heated through.

Did you know that adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to this dish can enhance the flavors and add a subtle sweetness to the bacon and brussels sprouts? Give it a try next time for a delicious twist!

Common Questions About Preparing Bacon and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary Garlic Jus

FAQ:
How long does it take to make bacon and brussels sprouts with rosemary garlic jus?
It takes about 20-25 minutes to make this dish from start to finish.
Can I use dried rosemary instead of fresh in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute dried rosemary for fresh, but use half the amount since dried herbs are more potent.
Are there any vegetarian alternatives for the bacon in this recipe?
You can use vegetarian bacon or omit it altogether for a vegetarian version of this dish.
Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?
Yes, you can use vegetable broth as a substitute for chicken broth if you prefer a vegetarian option.
How should I store leftovers of this dish?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.

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