Saturday, July 17, 2010
Brussel Sprouts with a Garlic & Pancetta Sauce
Hello, my name is Jennifurla and I am a Brussel Sprout addict...Nice to meet you. There, now that we have that out of the way I can let you in on a fantastic little side dish - unless you are an addict like me, if so this can easily be your main meal. Another confession to get out of the way, I like butter..more like love and if you are scared of it you might need to step away from the computer.
Alright I think I have warned you enough.
1 1/2 pounds Brussel Sprouts (roasted or from a steamer bag)..another confession - mine were the frozen steamer bag type.
6 tbs butter
3 oz Pancetta, diced
1 tsp Olive Oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Over a medium high heat saute your diced Pancetta in Olive oil until nice and crispy, drain and set aside.
Next melt your 6 tbs of butter over a medium heat, add your garlic and simmer for about 5 minutes. Next add in your Pancetta and simmer for
another 5-8 minutes. Does this smell good or does this smell good?
You are only left with one chore and to be honest it is hardly a chore, pour the sauce over your Brussel Sprouts and top with some Parmesan cheese.