Brussels sprouts with chestnut bacon butter

Brussels sprouts with chestnut bacon butter

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

The perfect recipe to make Brussels sprouts irresistible (trust us)

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Only butter can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
241
protein
7g
carbs
10g
fat
20g
saturates
11g
fibre
6g
sugar
5g
salt
0.72g

Ingredients

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, cut into pieces
  • 100g vac-pack chestnuts, chopped
  • 140g butter, at room temperature
  • 1kg small Brussels sprouts, trimmed of outer leaves

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Method

  1. Fry bacon in a hot pan without any oil for 10 mins until crisp. Add chestnuts and fry until they are beginning to colour and coated in the fat. Pour away excess fat, then tip bacon and chestnuts into a bowl to cool.
  2. Beat butter to soften with a spatula, then stir in the bacon and chestnuts. Season with black pepper, then store in fridge. This can be made up to 3 days ahead or frozen for 1 month. Defrost in fridge overnight.
  3. To serve, place sprouts in a microwaveable bowl, pour in 100ml water, cover with cling film and pierce a few times. Microwave on High (850W) for 16-18 mins, stirring twice during cooking, or cook in a pan of boiling water for 5 mins. Drain and tip into a warm serving dish, then dot the butter over to melt. Toss through and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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deirdre_mcburney's picture

This is amazing - we have made it 7 years in a row.

sarahzoehills's picture
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Very yummy and easy

teresa1977's picture
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I hate Brussels sprouts but everyone has them at Christmas so used this receipe Christmas & they were really nice even my 4 & 3 yr old loved them

pendavies's picture

made this for the first time last christmas and it's taking pride of place again this year - absolutely lovely and a change from the norm!

stevebaz's picture

I've always loved brussels, so anorher way to enjoy them will be fine by me

matinads's picture
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Made this last Christmas & it was a big hit & was told they were gorgeous by my partner, normally a sprout hater! Will def make it again this year

vickpole's picture
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This will definitely be on the table next Christmas!! I was really pleased with the result and prepared and froze it in advance so it saved work in Christmas week.

clarecooks's picture

What a fantastic recipe for sprouts! A real hit with my family - i wont be waiting for Xmas to cook this again.

radleybaggirl's picture
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I made this last year, along with the carmalised carrots and have been asked to repeat the same menu this year - enough said!

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