CARAMELIZED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON AND CRANBERRIES

Short description:

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise, or quartered if large Kosher salt and ground pepper

Ingredients:

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise, or quartered if large

Kosher salt and ground pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp Butter

5 Strips of smoked bacon diced

3 whole cloves of garlic

1 Tbsp Fresh thyme chopped

½ cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon and garlic in a skillet until most of the fat is rendered

  2. Remove bacon from pan and without cleaning add the brussel sprouts and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has evaporated and sprouts are crisp-tender, 5 to 8 minutes (add 1/4 cup more water if skillet becomes dry before sprouts are done).

  4. Increase heat to medium-high; add oil and butter to skillet. Add the bacon, Craisins®, and thyme and continue to cook, uncovered, without stirring, until sprouts are golden brown on underside, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

Yield:

Serves 4

Best made with:
Craisins® Dried Cranberries
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