I was chatting with a friend about holiday recipes the other day and she told me about a local restaurant, Bo-Beau, that makes crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon, parmesan cheese and a port reduction. It sounded like a recipe my family would enjoy, so I gave it a shot and, wow, she was right. It’s pretty incredible!
For this recipe, keep in mind the Brussels sprouts have to be roasted for longer than you might be used to. When they turn golden to dark brown that’s when you know they are crispy enough.
Do you have to use port? No. But for the sake of properly testing this recipe I did use port and balsamic. I think you could substitute a pomegranate juice in its place (though I have not tried that). Here’s the picture of the port I used that I found at Whole Foods.
This dish takes Brussels sprouts to a new level and would go well with a Christmas roast, turkey or alongside other holiday vegetable dishes.
Here are some Christmas favorites you might enjoy!
Roast Beef Tenderloin
Breakfast Frittata (a great one to make when family or friends are in town)
Cranberry Kombucha Jello
Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake
Grain-Free Gingerbread Men
Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Sausage