Stir-fried Brussels sprouts Quick simple recipe

Brussel sprouts in a pan: also called sprouts, they are sprouts that grow at the base of the main leaves of a variety of cabbage, they are found on the market between January and February, the plant needs a cold climate, typical of northern Europe. Their peculiarity lies in their small size, they look like miniature cabbage cabbages. Perfect for making outlines. This side dish is particularly tasty and easy to make. The addition of smoked paprika and bacon greatly dampens the bitterness of the sprouts, and makes them particularly tasty.

Ingredients for 2 people

  • about 16 Brussels sprouts
  • smoked paprika
  • 50 gr of bacon (sweet or smoked) or bacon
  • extra virgin olive oil


How to cook Brussels sprouts in a pan

Wash the Brussels sprouts and remove the outer leaves, the first 4-6 leaves. Rinse the sprouts again and cut the base of the sprouts (the hardest part) forming a cross with the tip of the knife.

Place the sprouts in the steamer basket (if you do not have it you can use a steel colander, placing it on a pan with 4-5 fingers of water) cover the steamer basket with a lid of the same size, let it cook steam for 20 minutes.

Brussels sprouts in a pan
Brussels sprouts in a pan

Once the sprouts are cooked, cut them in half, put the bacon cubes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in a pan, let it sizzle and add the Brussels sprouts, sauté them in a pan for 7-8 minutes, almost at the end of cooking. also add a sprinkling of smoked paprika, both the paprika and the pancetta will give flavor and soften the bitter taste of the sprouts.

Brussels sprouts in a pan
Brussels sprouts in a pan

Serve and serve still hot. And your fried Brussels sprouts are ready, enjoy your meal!

WINE TO MATCH: Colli di Scandiano Bianco, or a San Severo Bianco.

For the wine pairing I consulted the site

Brussels sprouts in a pan

Brussels sprouts in a pan

Enjoy your meal!


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