Brussels Sprout Recipe


Let’s face it, getting this lovely, leafy green to taste good (aka not bitter) and cooking it to perfection is a challenge for most of us, so we simply avoid it.Yet Brussels Sprout have good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Meaning it’s good for us. So why not make something delicious and rather simple out of something so good? Challenge accepted!

Introducing Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Pancetta.

To make this meal you will need (makes 4 portions):

  • 1 bag of fresh brussels sprout (approx 500grs)
  • 3-4 slices of pancetta (Italian bacon)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Salt and pepper
Though most cook books recommend beginning by removing the buds from the stalk, I say leave them. They keep the veggie fresh and are believed to contain medicinal value. So all you need to do is rinse them and place them on hot pot with boiling water for about 15 minutes.



Once the brussels sprout turn into a bright green colour, drain the water and let them rest. Next, dice the pancetta and julienne the onion and add onto a hot pan with EVOO. Cook the onions and pancetta for about 10 minutes, or until onions have caramelized, and add the brussels sprout to the pan. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste and stir for 5 more minutes.


Serve the brussels sprout and top them off with some more of the onions and pancetta et volià! You’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy recipe in the blink of an eye.

Until next time Foodies!

Buen Provecho,

Foodies Inked.

The food item: Brussels Sprout
The challenge: Making them taste good
The solution: Caramelized Onions & Pancetta

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