Hands up if you love sprouts? I love sprouts, love them love them love them. I only used to eat them on Christmas Day, why is this? I know it’s traditional but they are soon good. I intend to eat them at least a few more times this winter..especially after the quite frankly (pats self on back) amazing recipe I used them in today. I’ve seen a few variations of this kind of sprouts recipe in restaurants over the years and I decided to have a play and create my own. So here is my take on some incredible sprouts which I’m sure could persuade even a hardened sproutaphobe ( that’s not a word – I made it up ) to have a nibble.
Sprouts Recipe – Bacon, Chestnut & Cream
You will need:
200g of fresh sprouts, quartered
A handful of chestnuts diced ( I used vacuum packed chestnuts)
100ml of double cream
6 rashers of bacon, diced
1 squeeze of garlic puree or 2 cloves, minced
pinch of black pepper and seasalt
A pinch of dried chilli flakes
Sauté your diced bacon and chestnuts in a little oil until golden, add your sprouts, garlic and butter and cook for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, add your double cream, chilli flakes and seasoning and cook for a further 2 minutes.
This is so tasty. It would of course be wonderful served with your traditional Christmas dinner but it would also make a really delicious side dish with any meats, vegetables or even on its own.
If you love sprouts you will love this, if you hate them I say give it a whirl – it just might change your way of thinking.
Update: This is a fairly old recipe, one of the first on my site in fact. It is however one of the recipes that I continue to go back and make over and over, as such along the way I have made slight amendments to my original recipe. Now it is even better!
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