The controversial Brussel sprout. Should you score a cross in the bottom? Soft or al dente? Roasted or boiled? The humble sprout can really cause a stir. As a child I didn’t enjoy sprouts, but over the years I’ve become quite fond. I like them halved and roasted with whole garlic, stir fried or steamed. The recipe below is my favourite though and can be made ahead of time and re-heated for Christmas lunch.
What’s you favourite recipe?
70g diced pancetta
50g cooked chestnuts - chopped
2 teaspoons maple syrup ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sauté the pancetta until golden.
Steam the sprouts for 5 minutes, drain and add to the pancetta. Stir in the chestnut and warm through. Drizzle with maple syrup and season.
Christmas Tip :-
This could be made the day before and warmed up when needed. If so then, reduce the cooking time to 3-4 minutes.