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    Heston's Brussels Sprouts

    Recipe from Heston's happy Christmas - The great chef is sticking with tradition this year with spectacular turkey and tremendous trimmings all round - it’s the ultimate family feast.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    • 5 smoked bacon rashers, cut into lardons
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 400g brussels sprouts

    Method

    1. Slice the bases from the brussels sprouts and carefully separate the leaves, pulling them off the sprouts.
    2. Fry the bacon in a frying pan over a medium heat until soft but not coloured. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper. Set aside.
    3. Melt the butter with the bacon fat in the frying pan over a medium to low heat. When the butter is foaming, add the brussels leaves and stir to coat them. Add 2 tbsp water and cover the pan.
    4. Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stir in the bacon and season with salt and pepper.
    5. Copyright © Heston Blumenthal 2010

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