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To Brussels sprout or not to sprout?

Friday 10th December 2021

A vegetable that divides the nation on Christmas Day. Will you be opting for a serving of Brussels sprouts this year?

If you’re looking for a new way to dish up your spouts ProCook has a recipe that a twist on the classic way of serving sprouts.

Recipe: Caramelised Brussels sprouts with garlic and crispy pancetta

  • 50g Butter
  • 1 Red onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 700g Brussels sprouts
  • 200g Pancetta, cut into small chunks
  • 1 Handful of fresh parsley
  1. Begin by removing the outer leaves of your Brussels sprouts, then trim the base and cut them in half lengthways
  2. Blanch the sprouts in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, drain and set aside
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan on a moderately low heat. Add in the garlic and red onion and cook until softened
  4. Follow with the pancetta, frying for roughly 5 minutes on a medium heat until crispy and golden brown
  5. Add the sprouts, cut side down into the pan. Season with salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until they become caramelised and tender
  6. Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle over a handful of fresh parsley and serve immediately

Don’t forget to see ProCook’s six-step-guide on carving the perfect turkey.