Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

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We know, we know- Brussels sprouts are not a popular vegetable! They are really good for you, so don’t let memories of overcooked, grey sprouts stop you from trying this fabulous recipe.

Tags: Easy, One Hour, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Pork, Fry, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Holiday Insider's Report 2012
Serves: 12
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 20  minutes
Cooking time: 20  minutes
Total: 40  minutes

Additional Information

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb (750 g) Brussels sprouts
2 tbsp (25 mL) unsalted butter
1 pkg (150 g) PC Italian Diced Pancetta
2 onions, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground PC Sea Salt & Black Peppercorn Grinder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Trim Brussels sprouts. Using slicing blade of food processor, finely slice sprouts. You should have 8 cups (2 L). Set aside.
  2. In large non-stick frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook pancetta for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until lightly browned. With slotted spoon, remove pancetta from pan. Add onion and grinder to pan; cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened and golden. Return pancetta to pan. Stir in sprouts, sugar and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes or until sprouts are tender, adding another 1/4 cup (50 mL) water if pan gets too dry.
  3. Transfer to serving bowl.

Chef's Tips

Good with pork roast or turkey.

Nutritional Information

Per 1/2 cup (125 mL) serving
Calories 100 Cal
Fat 6 g
Sodium 290 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 3 g
Protein 5 g
Source of fibre