Love ‘emPublished on September 25, 2019


  • Photo by: Greg Teckles

  • Photo by: Greg Teckles

Often found at the market on a long stalk, Brussels sprouts are typically a love ‘em or leave ‘em vegetable. But flash cooking over high heat with a little bacon can be the game changer.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes


  • 2  pieces bacon, sliced
  • 2  tbsp (30 mL) toasted pine nuts
  • 16  Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • Sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste


  • In heavy bottom sauté pan or cast iron pan, cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy; about 5 minutes; remove from pan and set aside.
  • Reserve 1 tbsp. (15 mL) bacon fat in pan; heat pan over high heat until bacon fat is sizzling; place Brussels sprouts cut side down and leave for about 2 minutes or until deeply browned.
  • Flip each sprout over and cook an additional minute or until just fork-tender and bright green.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts, reserved bacon, salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Korey’s Tip

Add your favourite Gorgonzola cheese along with the bacon and pine nuts for an extra decadent side dish.

Korey Kealey

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