Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
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Roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, cranberries & pinenuts www.bitsofcarey.co.zaGrowing up we would often have brussels sprouts with our Sunday lunch, lightly cooked in butter and nutmeg. I enjoyed popping these “teeny weeny cabbages” in my mouth one-by-one – much to my siblings’ disapproval. Most children (and ”grownups” alike) aren’t crazy about this  underrated vegetable, given a little love and care, these little guys are so damn delicious.  With Christmas around the corner, I rustled up a festive recipe to inspire those who are keen to add brussels sprouts to their menu this year.  Simply gorgeous with poultry or pork. If you don’t have the inclination to roast a turkey this year, try my juicy Roast Chicken with Toulouse Sausage & Apple stuffing or Glazed Gammon.

www.bitsofcarey.co.za brussels sptouts with pancetta, cranberries and pinenutsRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Cranberries & Pine nuts

Ingredients:
100 g diced pancetta or streaky bacon
20 g ( +- 45 ml) pine nuts or chopped walnuts
300 g brussels sprouts, halved
15 ml olive oil
Freshly milled salt and pepper to taste
50 g dried cranberries
A drizzle of honey to taste (optional)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200 Degrees Celsius.
In a large heavy based oven proof pan, fry the pancetta until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Keep the pancetta oil in the pan.
Add the pine nuts to the pan and toast in the pancetta oil for a few seconds. Keep a watchful eye. Remove pine nuts with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the halved brussels sprouts to the pan together with the 15 ml olive oil and toss around until well coated. Season with salt and pepper. Spread out evenly in one layer to allow even cooking.
Roast for 15- 20 minutes depending on the size of the sprouts.
As soon as they are out of the oven, add the pancetta, cranberries and pine nuts. Toss until well combined.
Drizzle with a little honey to taste.
Enjoy! 🙂
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