When I go the grocery store I find one thing that I have never tried and toss it in the basket. The results vary from awful to it has potential, and occasionally, to oh, so fabulous.
The recipe for Creamy Brussels Sprouts was in the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Although I never ordered a subscription to BH&G, I have been receiving the magazine in the mail all year. Last year I got Rolling Stone Magazine unsolicited.
I was invited to a Thanksgiving get together and had to choose a dish to take with me and I pondered it for days. It was poor planning to take a dish to an event the first time I tried to make it, but I did have Plan "B" in mind.
A lot of people do not like brussels sprouts, but the recipe sounded good and I really like brussels sprouts. My rule is that if I am going take a covered dish, it will be something I could take home and eat if no one else wanted it. It turned out to be a good choice as it was all eaten and someone asked for the recipe. It was easy to make and looked terrific. If you try it, please let me know what you think.
Creamy Brussels Sprouts
· 4 slices peppered bacon (I used regular bacon and added pepper)
· 2 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved through stem end
· 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
· 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
· 1/4 tsp. black pepper
· 3/4 cup whipping cream
· Cracked Black Pepper
1. In 12-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
2. In skillet add Brussels sprouts to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat 4 minutes. Add broth, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated. Add cream. Cook 4 minutes more or until thickened.
3. Transfer sprouts to serving dish. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and cracked pepper. Serves 8.
· Calories 174,
· Total Fat (g) 14,
· Saturated Fat (g) 7,
· Monounsaturated Fat (g) 5,
· Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1,
· Cholesterol (mg) 38,
· Sodium (mg) 305,
· Carbohydrate (g) 10,
· Total Sugar (g) 2,
· Fiber (g) 4,
· Protein (g) 6,
· Vitamin C (DV%) 123,
· Calcium (DV%) 6,
· Iron (DV%) 8,
· Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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