It's always good to have a few brussels sprouts recipes and this one is worth the effort. It combines Brussels sprouts with bacon and pine nuts.
You can use pancetta for this recipe instead of bacon.
Used different ingredients. Halved recipe. Used 3 slices pre-cooked bacon, 1 tsp. butter (for flavour) & 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil (since didn't have much bacon grease). Subbed pecans for pine nuts. Did not core, just trimmed ends before shredding. I like the flavour of roasted sprouts, so after cooking in a frypan, I finished cooking by roasting sprouts in the oven (200 degreesC-15 min.) to give that "nutty" flavour. Everyone really enjoyed & will be making again soon! - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. I've never made brussels sprouts before, but this recipe was totally easy and yummy! I did skip adding the pine nuts(as they are not my fave), and only cut the sprouts in halves. Also, I added bread crumbs to the topping of bacon. I served this dish for Thanksgiving, and EVERYONE LOVED 'em. - 29 Sep 2008
I also got a "don't bother" and several turned up noses from my family when I said I was making this dish for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it, including a picky sister and my even pickier two year old. Since then we have served it at 3 dinner parties. The people that try just a spoon to be polite always go for seconds. We end up sending the recipe home with everyone. Contrary to what some say, I think it is great the next day. My advice is to cook the bacon and do the grating ahead of time. Then it's much easier to throw together at dinner time. Even if you're skeptical, try it! You won't be disappointed. - 29 Sep 2008