With all the brussels sprouts critics out there, this one is great for converting the doubters. The subtle flavor of green tea is a great match for the gentle tone of honey; just as the sweetness of the brussels sprouts greatly complements the savory zing of turkey bacon (which is a healthier alternative). The red wine reduction adds a delicious and full finish to the dish. —Mariya
slices of turkey bacon
brussels sprouts (stem trimmed and cut in half)
green tea (steeped)
In This Recipe
Brown the turkey bacon in olive oil until just cooked, but not crispy; remove and reserve.
Add brussels sprouts to the pan and cook on low heat; add honey, olive oil, half of the green tea, cayenne, salt, and pepper; cook until tender (approximately 15 min), adding more green tea as needed (do not let the pan completely dry out).
Remove brussels sprouts and reserve.
Deglaze the pan with red wine and reduce by half.
Add the chicken stock to the pan and reduce by half.
Turn the pan off and toss in the butter.
Roll two halves if brussels sprouts in each bacon slice; top with pan sauce, garnish with parsley, and serve.