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    Heston's Christmas Trimmings - Brussels sprouts

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    Heston's Christmas Trimmings - Brussels sprouts

    Ingredients

    400g Brussels sprouts
    5 smoked bacon rashers
    50g unsalted butter

    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 butnot 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 low heat. When the butter is foaming, add the Brussels leaves and stir in the bacon. Add 2 tbsp water and cover the pan.
    4. Allow to cook for 3–5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

    Cook's tips

    The Brussels sprouts can be shredded with a knife if time is short.

     

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